Birth name Nickolas Gene Carter
Born January 28, 1980 (age 36)
Jamestown, New York, United States
Origin Ruskin, Florida, United States
Pop pop rock R&B dance
Singer-songwriter actor dancer record producer author video director
Instruments Vocals, guitar, drums
Years active 1992–present
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Backstreet Boys NKOTBSB Nick & Knight Aaron Carter Leslie Carter Jennifer Paige Avril Lavigne
Nickolas Gene “Nick” Carter (born January 28, 1980) is an American singer. He is best known as a member of the pop group the Backstreet Boys. As of 2015 Carter has released three solo albums, Now Or Never, I’m Taking Off and All American during breaks between Backstreet Boys schedules, and a collaboration with Jordan Knight titled Nick & Knight. He has made occasional television appearances and starred in his own reality shows, House of Carters and I (Heart) Nick Carter. He gained fame in the mid 1990s and early 2000s as a teen idol. He is also the older and only brother of singer Aaron Carter.
Nickolas Gene Carter was born in Jamestown, New York, where his parents, Jane Elizabeth (née Spaulding) and Robert Gene Carter, owned a bar called the Yankee Rebel. Several years later, the family moved to Ruskin, Florida and managed the Garden Villa Retirement Home, where they added to the family. Carter’s siblings are Bobbie Jean, Leslie (June 6, 1986 – January 31, 2012), and twins Aaron and Angel (born December 7, 1987).
Carter’s father has a daughter, Ginger Carter (born 1972), from a previous marriage. His parents divorced in 2003. His father remarried to Ginger R. Elrod (born December 5, 1974) in 2004, and had a son, Kaden Brent, in June 2005.
Carter, who previously dated singer Willa Ford from 1998 to 2000, and hotel heiress Paris Hilton from 2003 to 2004, proposed to his long term girlfriend, Lauren Kitt, a fitness expert/trainer, WBFF Fitness Competitor and actress, whom he met through his brother and sister, on February 23, 2013, in Florida. They were married on April 12, 2014, in Santa Barbara, California.On October 27, 2015, it was revealed by multiple sources that Nick and Lauren are expecting their first child together. On November 2, the couple found out live on Dancing with the Stars that they are expecting a baby boy. The couple also revealed that they were expecting a child earlier in the year, but suffered a miscarriage. On April 19, 2016, Kitt gave birth to a son, Odin Reign, after 30 hours of labour.
On January 13, 2016, Carter was arrested in Key West, Florida and booked on misdemeanor battery after he was denied entry to a bar due to “high levels of intoxication”.
Carter has acknowledged ongoing struggles with drugs and alcohol abuse. He says that he became sober after being diagnosed with cardiomyopathy and realized that he could die if he did not make major lifestyle changes.The singer credits fellow Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson for helping him turn his life around by giving him Norman Vincent Peale’s book Why Some Positive Thinkers Get Powerful Results. After reading that book he started a healthier lifestyle, saying “Working out definitely helped my self esteem, and it helped to kind of push it all aside. I just started replacing drinking and the parties… with healthier things like sports, video games.”
On February 19, 2009, Carter appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to speak about his past with drugs and alcohol addictions.
In 2013, he published his first book titled Facing the Music And Living To Talk About It.