Despite his success with the Backstreet Boys, Carter has experienced turmoil in his personal life. In January 2002, he was arrested in Florida and charged with one misdemeanor count of resisting/opposing a law enforcement officer without violence.
“Unfortunately, I didn’t learn from it,” Carter wrote of the arrest in his 2013 memoir, Facing the Music and Living to Talk About It. “I just kept compounding my problems by continuing the same unacceptable behavior and messing up.”
Carter has been open about his struggles with drug and alcohol abuse over the years, revealing in his book that he was caught sneaking his first drink of alcohol at just 2 years old. “My parents always laughed at that,” he wrote. “I laughed too, for a while, and then I didn’t laugh at it anymore.”
Keep scrolling for a look back at Carter’s ups and downs — including various sexual assault allegations — through the years: