Aaron Carter and Melanie Martin’s son, Prince, turned 1 on Tuesday, nearly three weeks after the singer’s death.
“Happy birthday to my baby boy Prince Lyric Carter 🙏❤️👑,” the model captioned a video of throwback photos on Instagram of Carter and their baby boy.
“Today is going to be a tough one for me but I know your daddy is playing birthday songs for you up in heaven,” she continued. “I love you baby boy!!!🎶🎤❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔.”
In Instagram Story uploads, Martin, 30, gave a glimpse into Prince’s party.
The toddler celebrated at Chuck E. Cheese, and his cake featured more photos with his late father.
Carter checked into rehab in September 2021 and temporarily lost custody of Prince.
Two months later, news broke that the “That’s How I Beat Shaq” singer died in his California home at age 34.
Martin said earlier this month that she was “devastated” by Carter’s death, adding, “My heart is completely broken. … I knew he was struggling, and I tried everything to help him.”
After the Love Lashes creator touched on Carter’s “independent and strong personality,” she added, “I couldn’t help him in the way I felt he needed it. I only wish I had more people to help me with him.”
The former couple’s on-again, off-again relationship began in early 2020, with Carter tattooing Martin’s first name above his eyebrow within two months.
In June 2020, the duo got engaged.
“Love wins,” Carter captioned his Instagram reveal after proposing.
He and Martin announced their pregnancy news in March of the following year.
“I’ll take amazing care of … us,” the “Dancing With the Stars” alum told his Instagram followers in 2021 after showing off a positive test. “That’s my word.”
Carter reportedly died without a will, meaning Prince will likely inherit his father’s estate.