Aaron Carter & Lina Valentina Split Up; Carter Accused Of Selling Rescue Dogs
Aaron Carter and Lina Valentina are going their separate ways after nearly one year of dating.
"Lina and I have decided to go our separate ways. I was really hoping this would be the one that lasted forever. We had even talked about having kids, but we couldn't seem to get past our differences and the relationship eventually turned unhealthy. I've been through so much the past few years and am trying to learn from my mistakes. I don't have any regrets being with Lina, and I definitely learned a lot about myself. I think this decision was the mature thing to do. I'm going to keep focusing on my music, my tour and my fans. Hopefully my soulmate is out there somewhere and I'll meet her soon," Aaron said in a statement.
Aaron previously said he was looking forward to becoming a father with Lina, causing false speculation of a pregnancy late last year.
The 31-year-old Dancing With the Stars alum first introduced his fans the 28-year-old artist in a sweet Instagram post in September 2018.
Meanwhile, Carter is under fire for allegations that he's been adopting dogs and reselling them to new owners for a profit.
The controversy began over the weekend when Carter posted a video to Instagram Live that showed him with an English bulldog. In the video, he can be heard saying, "This is my new buddy. So by the way, if I can't keep him, I am going to be listing him… He's 10 months old, and he's running for $3,500."
Carter, however, insists that the comments he made were a joke and that he's not flipping dogs for profit, because he doesn't need side hustles to make money.
"I think it's appalling that I actually even have to explain myself I've rescued many dogs & found many dogs homes. what I said in my Instagram live video was a joke. Find one dog that I adopted and sold for money, be my guest. WONT HAPPEN," Carter tweeted early Sunday morning. "I'm a good person and I deserve respect."
This comes after Carter adopted an English bulldog named Mighty from the Lancaster Animal Care Center in California, which shared a photo of the singer and the pup together, and thanked Carter for choosing to adopt.
The Lancaster Animal Care Center updated their Instagram post to tell the public that they've heard from concerned citizens and are looking into the matter, adding "We are working on this situation. Thanks to all for your concern."