Robert Gene Carter: Father of Backstreet Boy Nick Carter, With Seven Children from Three Women

Nick and Aaron Carter were household names in the early 2000s. But are you a die-hard fans who knows about their father, though?

Read on for more about Robert Gene Carter’s early life, career, and personal life.

Who Is Robert Gene Carter?

Let’s learn the basic facts about Robert Gene Carter:

Full Name Robert Gene Carter
Date of Birth September 23rd, 1952
Zodiac Sign Libra
Date of Death May 16th, 2017
Place of Birth New York, United States
Nationality United States
Ethnic Background Caucasian
Height Unknown
Religion Christianity
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Dark Brown
Parents Unknown
No. of Siblings Unknown
Spouses Pamela Freeman Wolfe, Jane Elizabeth Spaulding, Ginger R. Elrod
Children Seven (Nick Carter, Aaron Carter, Bobbie Jean Carter, Leslie Carter, Angel Carter, Ginger Carter-Daniels, Kaden Carter)
Profession Bar Owner
Net Worth Son, Nick Carter, has a net worth of $35 million

Robert Gene Carter’s Early Life

Robert Gene Carter

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Robert Gene Carter was born on September 23rd, 1952, in New York. (Any fellow Leo-Libra cusps?)

Carter has never talked about his childhood much – so we don’t know the details of his upbringing. That includes who his parents were or if he had any siblings.

Robert Gene Carter’s Career

Before he became a public figure when his kids rose to fame, Robert and his wife made a living from a bar they owned in New York. The bar was called the Yankee Rebel. Now it’s the name of a cozy tavern back in Mackinac Island.

What happened after for the couple, though? 

Well, when Carter and his wife settled in Florida, they continued with the entrepreneurial spirit by buying and managing the Garden Villa Retirement Home.

Robert Gene Carter’s Personal Life

Robert Gene Carter’s Personal Life

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Being married three times, Robert Gene Carter’s personal life was full of drama.

After all: the man had seven children with three different women! Couldn’t have been easy.

His first child was Ginger Lee Carter, who he had with his first wife, Pamela Freeman Wolfe. Sadly, Ginger recently passed away in May 2023.

Then came Carter’s second wife, Jane E. Carter. She blessed him with five other kids to make up for the loss: Nick Carter, Aaron Carter, Bobbie Jean Carter, Leslie Carter, and Angel Carter. 

Yet again, Carter lost another child before their time as Leslie tragically died from an overdose in 2012.

Robert did have one more child too, Kaden Carter, with his third wife.

Robert Gene Carter’s Celebrity Children

Two of Robert Gene Carter’s sons reached stardom in the world of music. Here’s a brief overview of their journeys:

Nick Carter

Nick Carter

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Nick is the most famous of Robert’s children and is best known as a member of my favorite early-2000s group: The Backstreet Boys. There’s a good chance they’re high on your list too!

He’s also released three solo albums.

Aaron Carter

Aaron Carter

Aaron was a star in the teen pop music scene of the early 2000s. Unlike Nick, he took the solo route from the start. But in a tragedy that shocked everyone, Aaron was found dead in his bathtub in 2022.  

So, once more, the father had to come to terms with the death of a child before his own.


Robert Gene Carter had quite the life we must say.

Before he passed away at the age of 65, Carter had seven children with three women. Also, two of his kids became pop stars.

There aren’t a lot of people that can say they’ve done that!

Sarah C. Burdett

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