Melanie Martin, Aaron Carter’s on-again, off-again fiancée, has reclaimed full custody of her 1-year-old son, Prince, whom she shared with the late singer.
Melanie Martin’s representative told TMZ that the decision was made following a court hearing in Los Angeles on Thursday, December 15.
The Instagram model was in New York at the time of the decision, but her legal team informed her of the decision.
According to Martin’s rep, she is en route to California to retrieve her son and is “extremely happy and eager” to see him.
Prince was placed under the care of Martin’s mother after the former couple lost custody, reportedly due to concerns over drug abuse and domestic violence.
“I’m honoring Aaron today and I know he would be so proud of me,” Martin told TMZ. “I’m very emotional thinking we could have been a family, but Aaron would be so happy knowing I got him back.”
The former child star’s mother, Jane Carter, told the outlet that she is pleased with the court’s ruling to give custody of Prince back to Martin.
“The child should be with the mother,” she said.
The singer died at age 34 on Nov. 5.
After Aaron was tragically found dead in his bathtub at age 34 on Nov. 5, Jane asked her daughter Angel – Aaron’s twin – to file a petition to serve as administrator of his estate.
Although the singer died without a will, his personal property and real estate portfolio which is reportedly worth around half a million dollars — would most likely be inherited by his son according to laws in California.