Hilary Duff Is The One Who Got Away

by Christine DiStasio

It looks like Robin Thicke and Justin Bieber have started a trend that involves announcing publicly that you want your ex back to fans, whether in person or on social media. Wednesday afternoon, Aaron Carter tweeted four times about ex-Hilary Duff, who recently separated from husband Mike Comrie, and how he plans to win her back. Can you say #desperate? I guess you can't, because Carter doesn't care what you say — seriously, he tweeted that, too. Somewhere, back in 2003, Lizzie McGuire is rolling her eyes.

According to Carter, Hilary Duff was and continues to be the love of his life. The pair started dating in 2000 and it was all sunshine and Disney Channel roses until Carter decided it'd be a good idea to start dating Lindsay Lohan on the side — prompting the fabled Duff-Lohan feud. He finally broke things off with Lohan and decided to commit to being in a relationship with "the love of his life" Duff, only to cheat on her with her best friend. DRAMA. Duff broke things off and has since gone on to have a successful career and to have the most functional divorce in the history of the world, while Carter sunk into partial-obscurity and filed for bankruptcy in 2013.

So, now what? Well, news of Duff's separation has officially reached Carter's ears and he's going to do everything he can to get her back because it's his time to strike. Here are Carter's self-loathing, sad, and pretty desperate tweets from Wednesday's public announcement that he's still in love with Hilary Duff:

First, he retweeted this fan's tweet:

And then this happened:

Okay, Aaron.

Don't let those haters stop you from achieving your bliss.

Probably because Mike Comrie will fight you till the death for Duff because he obviously still loves her too.

Then he got defensive:


And finally:

So will there be Hilary Duff love songs on your new album? Is that part of your master plan now that you've completed your debt classes? OR were you the one who sent her these flowers last week, Aaron — of course you did. #desperate.

It's like 2003 all over again...