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Is Aaron Carter still pining for Hilary Duff, more than 10 years after they broke up?

The 26-year-old pop star, the little brother of Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter, earlier this week posted on his Instagram page a picture showing him watching himself and ex-girlfriend Hilary Duff on a 2001 Christmas-themed episode of her former Disney Channel series Lizzie McGuire.

"Merry Christmas Lizzie McGuire. #IWantCandy #AaronCarter #Flashback," he said, adding, "I never actually watched this before."

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Earlier this year, Aaron made headlines by tweeting that Duff was the love of his life, adding, "I'll spend the rest of my life trying to better myself to get back to her."

Duff, who had said his tweets made her "uncomfortable," has not responded to his Instagram post.

The actress is currently separated from her husband, hockey player Mike Comrie and father of their 2-year-old son Luca. Aaron had posted his love confession to Duff on Twitter in March, about two months after she announced her split.

Some Twitter users responded favorably to Aaron's Lizzie McGuire post...

Some even recalled how emotional they got when they first watched the episode...

...while others tweeted that think he is "obsessed" with Duff.

On Friday, Aaron got defensive about it.

In the episode that Aaron was watching, titled "Aaron Carter's Coming to Town," Lizzie and her pals Miranda and Gordo set off on a mission to meet the singer, who is shooting his Christmas music video in the area.

Of course, Duff and Aaron end up kissing under a piece of mistletoe, as his pop ballad "Girl You Shine" plays. Both human and cartoon Lizzie swoon. And she and her buddies get to take part in the music video, set to one of his hits, a 2000 cover of The Strangeloves' 1965 pop song "I Want Candy," also made famous by Bow Bow Bow in 1982.

Aaron Carter, Hilary Duff, Lizzie McGuire

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Aaron has been open about his botched relationship with Duff. He had said on The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch in 2005 that he and the actress, who is two months older than him, began dating on his 13th birthday, in 2000. (Pictured below: The two appear together at the premiere of The Lizzie McGuire Movie in 2003.)

Hilary Duff, Aaron Carter

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"We kiss and we hug, we hold hands, we go to the movies," he said. "I was actually dating her for, like, a year and a half. Then, I just got a little bored so I went and started getting to know Lindsay [Lohan]...dating Lindsay. And then I didn't want to do that anymore, so I got back with Hilary and then I ended up cheating on Hilary with her best friend. And then, all her best guy friends told her the next day."

"She wasn't even that good-looking, either," he said about Duff's female pal, adding, "[Duff] really got her heartbroken from me and I'm sorry for that."

Aaron's Instagram post about Lizzie McGuire also brought to mind another message he posted in April on Twitter, about Lohan.

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