In Honor Of LiLo’s Birthday, Let’s Talk About The Infamous Hilary-Duff-Lindsay-Lohan-Aaron-Carter Love Triangle

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Remember 2001? I know it's close to a gajillion years ago, but I want you to really try to focus on where you were when you found out that Aaron Carter was dating Hilary Duff. For some of our readers, the answer might be 7th grade math class. For other readers it might be in utero. Now fast forward to 2002-2003ish and think about where you were when you found out that Aaron Carter left Hilary Duff for Lindsay Lohan. Probably buying LiLo-style chokers at Wet Seal. I'm just guessing.

Can you believe that it's been almost ten years ago since the world's most scandalous love triangle exploded onto our radars!? It feels like just yesterday I was braiding my friend's hair at a slumber party while trying to figure out if the lyrics from “Aaron's Party (Come Get It)” hid any secret messages to his two  lovers.

Complex sums it all up with this beautiful paragraph:

At the turn of the millennium, Aaron Carter was the young heartbreaker teenage boys hated but secretly wanted to be. “I started dating Hilary [Duff] on my 13th birthday,” Carter boasted on The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch. “I was dating her for like a year-and-a-half and then I just got a little bored so I went and I started getting to know Lindsay [Lohan], dating Lindsay.” But his fling with LiLo was a temporary look, as he dumped the rising starlet to give it another go with Hilary Duff. However, the multi-platinum pop sensation's wandering eye got the best of him and he ended up cheating on Duff with her best friend. Oh, Aaron!

While we all remember Lindsay now for her cutesy little drug-alcohol-exhaustion antics, there was a time when we knew her for this love affair. This soap opera scandal that took over our lives. While people may scoff at this juvenile drama, I feel completely comfortable saying that this was the “who shot J.R” moment of our generation. It's practically the precursor to the Jennifer Aniston/Brad Pitt/Angelina Jolie love triangle.

We could hardly sleep at night without knowing who Aaron Carter would ultimately choose.

Well we know now that he lost bother girls. Hilary Duff went onto marry Mike Comrie and give birth to Luca, the world's cutest celebrity baby. And Lindsay went onto launch a line of designer soaps that she sells on HSN. And I think you all know “launch a line of designer soaps that she sells on HSN” is a nice way of saying “creating chaos” wherever she goes.

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