Melanie Martin, Aaron Carter’s fiancée, celebrates their son’s first birthday with rare family photos

Aaron Carter‘s fiancé Melanie Martin learns how difficult milestones are while grieving.

In honor of their son Prince Lyric Carter’On Melanie’s first birthday, she took to Instagram to celebrate their son — and to remember the late pop star.

“Congratulations on my baby boy Prince Lyric Carter,” Melanie captioned a series of family photos. “Today is going to be a rough day for me, but I know your daddy is playing birthday songs for you in heaven. I love you, baby boy!!!”

Their son’s big day comes two weeks after Aaron was found unconscious at his home in Palmdale, California. He was 34.

“I just wish I had more people to help me with him,” said Melanie, who had an on-again, off-again relationship with Aaron for two years. People November 7th. “I am now going to raise our son as a single mother and this is the worst day of my life, but I have to be strong for our son.”

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“My heart is completely broken by the passing of my fiancé Aaron,” the 30-year-old continued. “I knew he was struggling and I tried everything I could to help him. He has a very independent and strong personality and I couldn’t help him the way I thought he needed.”

In one of the singer’s last interviews before his death, he spoke about his son – “he will be one year old on November 22” – and shed light on his relationship with Melanie.

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“We had some turmoil,” Aaron said on the Nov. 2 episode of the No jumper podcast. “We’ve done things, we’ve said things that weren’t true, like getting revenge on each other in the media. We both learned a valuable lesson, at least I did. I learned that’s not what you do. You don’t do that.”

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