Robert Gene Carter

by anupama Sun Aug 08 2021 Updated On Sun Dec 26 2021
Robert Gene Carter

Robert Gene Carter is the father of an American musician, singer, and actor Nick Carter. He was born back in 1952

He was married to Jane Elizabeth Carter. But the marriage ended in a divorce, and he tied the knot with his third wife, Ginger R. Elrod.

He is the father to eight children; three sons and five daughters in total. He owned a bar called the Yankee Rebel in Westfield, New York


Robert was married to his second wife, Jane Elizabeth Carter

Robert Gene Carter with his ex-wife Jane Elizabeth Carter
Robert Gene Carter with his ex-wife Jane Elizabeth Carter. Source: YouTube

The couple welcomed five children in their marriage period. Three daughters Bobbie, Angel, Leslie, and two sons Aaron and Nick

But the marriage ended on divorce in 2003. Then in 2004, James' wedding took place with his third wife, Ginger R. Elrod

The couple welcomed two children, son Kaden and daughter Taelyn. He also had one daughter from his first marriage.

About son Nick Carter 

Nick was born on January 28, 1980, to mother Jane and father Robert in Jamestown, New York.

His birth name was Nickolas Gene Carter. He has Welsh, German, Irish, and English ancestry.

Robert Gene Carter with his son Nick Carter and ex-wife Jane Elizabeth Carter
Robert Gene Carter with his son Nick Carter and ex-wife Jane Elizabeth Carter. Source: YouTube

He has seven siblings. One sister from his father's previous marriage, four siblings from his parents, and two from his dad's another marriage. 

Nick's Early Age 

At a young age, Nick started acting and singing. His mother enrolled him in voice lessons with a voice teacher.

She also got him dancing lessons in ballet and tap and dance at the Theatre at the age of ten.

Nick did several commercials, and in the late 1980s and early 1990s, he also auditioned for several acting roles.

Rough Childhood 

Nick, along with his siblings, grew up in an unusual and abnormal household. 

Nick's childhood was a little rough as his parents used to fight and scream at each other all the time. 

Friends with whom Nick had grown up were either dead, drug addicts, or in prison.

Hated seeing oneself on screen

Robert's son Nick gave an interview to "Esquire" where he opened up about why he hates watching himself. He was asked to watch some of his videos in that show, which he didn't liked. 

He started talking about one of the first and old videos, "We've Got It Goin' On." He was just 15 years old when he did that video, and all the people in that video were wearing old-fashioned clothes. 

Then he talked about his second video, and that was a dancing video that he enjoyed doing. He was given the opportunity to be in Chance the Rapper's video, whom he adores. 

He talked about another music video, "I Want It." That was his first label song, and he and his team had to write it again. He then watched a video of himself, and that video was of when he was 12 years old. 

He hated seeing himself in the video. He was there in that video wearing a big pant, and it was his first participation in a program, and he won that contest in the second position where he got a camera. 

He was happy getting that camera, so he started filming everything on that camera as soon as he reached home. Then a short movie tape was played in which he was welcomed as a drum teacher. 

He was happy that he could work with a very talented actor in that show. He thinks that he is a bad actor. But he is fine with it because he is a good singer. 

After that, his weeding video was played, and he talked about it, saying that it was the best day of his life and he found an amazing wife. He has two kids with her and is very happy about that.

To know more about it, do check the full interview

Net worth and earnings

Robert's net worth is unknown, while his son Nick has a net worth of $35 million.  

Age, Height, and Weight 

Robert died at the age of sixty-five. His height and weight are not known.

How did Nick Carter get into Backstreet Boys?

Nick auditioned for Disney's The Mickey Mouse Club and Backstreet Boys.

With the contract of $50,000 for The Mickey Mouse Club, Nick had options either to join the club or Backstreet Boys

He chose to go for the Backstreet Boys.

Nick had his own personal tutor on tour after joining Backstreet Boys

He was 13 years old at the time the Backstreet Boys formed the vocal group. He was the youngest member of the group.

Nick's Solo Career

After leaving the group, Nick released his first solo album, "Now or Never" on October 29, 2002

That album sold over 500,000 copies in the first week. It reached no.17 on the Billboard 200 charts. The album was also certified gold, both in Canada and United States.

Beats Brad Pitt and Justin Timberlake 

In 2000, Nick was no. 9, in the "50 Most Beautiful People" of People's Magazines

In 2002, he was voted for the "Sexiest Man in the World".
In which he beat actor Brad Pitt and singer Justin Timberlake in the competition for the title. 


On October 20, 2008, Nick met his future wife, Lauren Michelle Kitt, in a gathering at his house.

Robert Gene Carter's son Nick Carter with his wife Lauren Michelle Kitt
Robert Gene Carter's son Nick Carter with his wife Lauren Michelle Kitt. Source: Instagram

Nick proposed to Kitt on February 20, 2013, and on April 12, 2014, they tied the knot.

In April 2016, they had their first child, a son. In September 2018, Nick revealed that Kitt had a miscarriage. 

Their second child, a daughter, was born in 2019, and in 2021 welcomed their third child.

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