Aaron Carter says he was "shocked" by the support he received from fans when he revealed that he was attracted to both men and women, but claims his ex-girlfriend did not have the same reaction.
The 29-year-old singer called it quits with Madison Parker over the weekend around the same time that he opened up about his sexuality. "I had discussed [my sexuality] with my ex-girlfriend, and she didn't really understand it. She didn't want [to]," he told The Bert Show during a phone interview on Wednesday. "And that was it. So we left it mutual and parted ways."
Carter noted that he is currently "a single man" but hopes that won't be for too long. "To be honest, I'm alone right now, and I would like to have a relationship," he admitted as his voice cracked. "Sorry, got a little teary-eyed. I just went through a breakup."
Carter also shared why he decided to now come out to the public about his sexuality. "To be honest, I've been thinking about it for years. I just felt like it was something that I needed to do," he said. "It was something that I just felt like was important and I needed to say. It was a part of a new chapter of turning 30, on Dec. 7 this year."
"The process is at your own pace and is when you feel comfortable," he continued. "There might be a lot of people who don't agree with it, but you might be surprised by the people who do."
ET broke the news of Carter and Parker's breakup on Saturday. "Aaron and Madison love each other and respect one another dearly," his rep said in a statement. "It was a mutual decision and Aaron's personal statement released speaks for itself. Now back to the music."
Interestingly enough, Carter told ET last month that he was planning propose to Parker -- whom he met on Instagram. "I wanna be married. I wanna be engaged to my beautiful girlfriend, Madison," he gushed. "I wanna be a good father, a good role model, a strong role model."