Ah, the sweet folly of youth. Fall in love, fall out of love, apologize to fans through press for hastily falling in love. Then, seek out new starlet.
The quickie engagement turned quickie break-up has struck in Hollywood again. Here it is: pop singer Aaron Carter has broken off his engagement to his older brother’s ex.
Carter, an 18-year-old teen idol broke off his engagement to actress Kari Ann Peniche, 22, merely a week after he proposed to her onstage in Las Vegas.
It seems he moves in a small circle. Peniche is an ex-girlfriend of Carter’s older brother, Nick Carter, of Backstreet Boys fame and fortune. She’s also a former Miss Teen USA and former Playboy Playmate.
“I got caught up in the moment and proposed,” the younger Carter was quoted in US Weekly. “I then realized it was a hasty thing to do and I am not ready for marriage quite yet.”
At least they didn’t get married and then divorced after, say, 52 hours. Engagements that last less than a lunar cycle are common in LaLa-land. Remember Britney Spears and her high school buddy? Or Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman?
Perhaps Carter was involved a publicity stunt to garner attention for an upcoming reality series, House of Carters on the E! network. Naturally the show follows the antics of the Carter clan sans parental guidance.
Perhaps a sex tape released on the Internet isn’t far behind.