Virginia Marie Carter

By Ray | Published on: March 20, 2024 | Updated on: March 20, 2024
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Virginia Marie Carter is famously known as the half-sibling of rapper and singer Aaron Carter and Nick Carter. Her younger brother Nick is a member of the boy band Backstreet Boys while Aaron was a singer and rapper who rose to prominence in the first years of the 21st century with his studio albums.

Following the tragic death of Aaron Carter in late 2022, people have been curious to know about his older half-sister Virginia and their relationship. Virginia, who prefers living under the media radar, made her television appearance back in 2006 in the family series House of Carters. However, due to her private nature, there are a lot of unanswered questions about her life.

So, here’s everything you need to know about Aaron Carter’s sister Virginia Carter.

is the Oldest of Carter Siblings – How Old Is She?

Virginia was born in October 1972 and she is aged 50 as of early 2023. Talking about her birthday, some sources have mentioned she was born on 19th October, however, the fact has yet to be verified. Talking about her parents, Virginia was born to Robert Gene Carter and his first wife.

Virginia Marie Carter's father Robert and his second wife Jane
Virginia’s father Robert Gene Carter and his second wife Jane Carter

Her mother’s identity is not known publicly, however, some online sources have reported Virginia’s mother was Margaret Pamela Julie Daniels. She is an American by nationality and is of Caucasian White ethnicity.

Father Died in 2017

Carter’s father, Bob died on May 16, 2017, at 65. A day after his death, Virginia’s younger half-sibling Nick Carter took to his Twitter to announce the news. He wrote, “I am heartbroken to share the news that our father, Robert, passed away last night.” Nick further added,

“While we learn more about the cause of death, and begin the grieving process, we ask that our privacy be respected at this difficult time.”

Likewise, her now-late brother, Aaron also paid tribute to their dad on Instagram with a photo. Aaron captioned the photo:

 “My heart is broken, we are so hurt we lost you poppa way too soon. You were never human to me, you were always my real-life superhero.”

Bob was found unconscious at his home, however, the cause of his death was not revealed.

Her Siblings

Virginia Marie Carter doesn’t have her biological sibling, however, she has a handful of half-siblings. Her father, Robert Gene Carter married three times and gave birth to a total of seven children. From her father’s second marriage to Jane Elizabeth, Virginia has five half-siblings; Nick Carter, Bobbie Jean Carter, Leslie Carter, Aaron Carter, and Angel Carter.

Virginia Marie Carter's half-siblings from her father's second marriage
Virginia’s half-siblings; Nick, Bobbie, Leslie, Aaron, and Angel

Likewise, from her father’s third marriage to Ginger R. Elrod, she has a half-brother, Kaden Carter who was born on June 7, 2005. He is 17 years old as of early 2023. Moreover, Virginia also has a stepsister, Taelyn Dobson

Carter Lost Two of Her Half-Siblings

Virginia has lost two half-siblings in the last decade. First, Carter’s younger sister, Leslie Carter died on January 31, 2012, at the age of 25 in New York. Back then, she had visited her father Robert, and her stepmother Ginger in Mayville.

As reported Leslie, who had complained of not feeling well in the shower, was found unresponsive afterward. She reportedly fell asleep after falling in the shower and never woke up. Leslie was taken to Westfield Memorial Hospital in Westfield, New York where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

As for the cause of her death, she had been taking medications olanzapine, cyclobenzaprine, and alprazolam and she suffered an overdose. She was married to her then-husband Mike Ashton for three years at the time of her death. Besides, she also had a 10-month-old daughter, Allysa Jane.

Virginia Carter's siblings, Aaron and Leslie Carter died young
Virginia Carter’s siblings, Aaron and Leslie Carter died young

Following her death, a representative for Carters released a statement saying:

“Our family is grieving right now, and it’s a private matter. We are deeply saddened for the loss of our beloved sister, daughter, and granddaughter, Leslie Carter.”

More than ten years after Leslie’s death, Virginia Carter lost her younger brother, Aaron Carter. Aaron passed away at his home in Lancaster, California on November 5, 2022, at 34. The rapper’s housekeeper found him unconscious in his bathtub. An autopsy was performed, however, the cause of his death was not revealed publicly.

Aaron was cremated on 9th November, and his ashes were handed over to his twin sister, Angel.

What Does Do? She Has Appeared on Television

Well, Virginia doesn’t live a public life, due to which it is a bit tricky to tell what she does for her livelihood. But, if the online sources are to be believed, Virginia works as a realtor in Mississippi. Besides, back in 2006, Virginia made her television appearance in the family reality show, House of Carters.

The show featured most of the Carter siblings, including notorious Nick Carter, Aaron Carter, and Leslie Carter. Besides, Virginia’s father Robert, and stepmom, Ginger also appeared on the E! show. The show ran for eight episodes and was canceled after one season.

What about Her Love Life? Is Virginia Married?

As we mentioned above, Virginia lives a private life and she doesn’t even make herself public on socials. So, as of 2023, Carter’s marital status remains uncovered.

Meanwhile, some online sources have reported that Virginia is happily married to her husband Wilfred Clayton Benjamin. However, upon research, we found out that Wilfred was the husband of another woman of the same name who lived from 1904 to 1986.

Key Takeaways

  • Virginia Marie Carter was born in October 1972, and she is aged 50 years old as of 2023.
  • She has six half-siblings and one step-sibling.
  • Her father was married three times. He passed away at 65 in 2017.
  • She is the oldest child of her father’s seven children.
  • Her half-siblings, Leslie Carter, and Aaron Carter died young due to a drug overdose.