On Wednesday, March 4 — not long after Duff called his social media overtures "ridiculous" in an interview for Cosmopolitan's April issue — Carter, 27, took to Twitter with a cryptic complaint.
Some shit I just don't get. Stop. Talking. About. It. ….I did.
— Aaron Carter (@aaroncarter) March 5, 2015
The "Aaron's Party (Come Get It)" singer didn't name names, but considering his ex's less-than-flattering remarks about him this week, the timing of the tweet is more than a little suspicious.
Carter and Duff dated for almost three years beginning in 2000, but split amid rumors that he had cheated on her with then-fellow Disney star Lindsay Lohan. Though she went on to marry hockey player Mike Comrie in 2010, he apparently never got over their budding teen romance.
After the Lizzie McGuire star and Comrie separated last year, Carter made his feelings known via Twitter, tweeting in March 2014, "I'll spend the rest of my life trying to better myself to get back to her. I don't care what ANY of you think."
He continued to make public declarations of love at various intervals until September, when he at last admitted that he needed to "shut up" about his feelings. "She's got a kid and she's married and I'm not trying to be that dude," he said at the time. "That's not my intention."
Subsequently, the chatter over the exes died down — until Duff commented on Carter in her Cosmo chat this week. "Him reaching out through social media? It's ridiculous!" she told the mag. "But then people do it all the time, like Chris Brown and Karrueche? Come on, guys. Keep it between text messages."
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