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Carter, 33, shared a Twitter message thanking fans for their support on Tuesday, shortly after announcing his split from Martin.
"Mel and I appreciate the support and concern we have been shown," the "I Want Candy" singer wrote. "We both will continue to make prince our priority during this difficult time ... please be respectful while we transition and navigate this unfortunate situation. #HeartBroken."
Mel and I appreciate the support and concern we have been shown. We both will continue to make prince our priority during this difficult time 💔 please be respectful while we transition and navigate this unfortunate situation. #HeartBroken 😢
— AARON CARTER (@aaroncarter) November 30, 2021
He later followed that up with another tweet, writing, "When you hit rough waters, you set sail."
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"Due to personal reason[s] Melanie Martin and I have decided to go our separate ways," he wrote.
Carter alluded to "a very big lie" that took place between Martin and Carter's estranged twin sister, Angel, but did not offer specifics, only noting that he believed Martin had "been lying to me the whole time." (Martin declined to comment to PEOPLE.)
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"I can't even shed a tear. I'm in utter shock," he wrote in additional tweets. "I don't have a family now. I was deceived and lied too [sic]. I can't believe she betrayed [me] this way. I gave her the world. There's more to the story then [sic] meets the eye. My Heart hurts broken heart."
"Prince doesn't deserve any of this and now it's my job to just be a single father and that's what's gonna happen," he wrote.