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Aaron Carter is officially a dad.
The “I Want Candy” singer, 33, welcomed his first child, a son named Prince, with fiancée Melanie Martin, Carter announced Monday.
Prince arrived after Martin underwent an emergency C-Section following 13 hours of labor.
Sharing a photo of himself cutting his baby’s umbilical cord, the musician praised his fiancée for bringing their son into the world.
“Emergency C Section after 13 hours of labor but my fiancé is in great health thank you lord and the incredibly sweet loving staff here. Prince is precious I love you son. Your mommy loves you as I drop tears on the phone. This is me cutting his umbilical cord my precious family #TheCarters @missmelaniemartin I’m so proud of you hunny you did it I Love you with all my heart my beautiful blessings from god,” Carter wrote.
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During his partner’s 13 hours of labor, Carter shared videos from the birthing suite, keeping his fans updated with the baby’s progress.
The happy news comes more than a year after the couple announced in a June 2020 YouTube livestream that Martin had suffered a miscarriage two months after sharing that April that they were expecting their first baby.
“She suffered a miscarriage due to stress conditions,” Carter said in the livestream. “We’re gonna give it some time, let her heal and then we’re going to try again. We both want that. I gotta take care of her.”
This past April, Martin shared a photo of a sonogram to her Instagram page, seemingly announcing that she was expecting.
Speaking with PEOPLE exclusively in April 2020, Carter expressed his excitement about becoming a father.
“This is what we both want,” the musician said of his future with Martin. “We both were trying for it. I’m just focused on the future and being a dad. I want to be a good dad. I’m focused, my music career has been doing really well, and touring, having my clothing line out, all that stuff I have going for me that isn’t necessarily just music. Family is most important to me.”
Carter made the pair’s relationship Instagram official in January 2020. At the time, he shared a photo of them together, which has since been deleted, with the caption: “She loves me she loves me not, she woke me up from napping but I’m not complaining 🦁.”
In June of that year, the singer revealed on his Instagram that he and Martin were engaged, sharing a photo of an engagement ring on her left hand.
“Lövē wins ❤️😍💍,” he captioned the post, adding the hashtags #iloveyou3000 #engaged #fiance and #ourlovestory.