The singer hasn't been very shy about his feelings for his ex, whom he dated 10 years ago, which, understandably, seemed to confuse Hilary.
Now Aaron seems to be taking a step back and is planning to just "shut up" about it.
"If I'm too open about how I feel, then people wanna nag and pick and poke at me," he explained during a recent interview with WENN. "I don't know Hilary, either. She don't know me and I don't know her. I just need to shut up now about it. I think it's time…She's got a kid and she's married and I'm not trying to be that dude. That's not my intention."
Aaron couldn't let the interview end without giving his former teenage flame a little love saying that she "will always hold a very special place in my heart."
Several months after the news broke that Hilary was separating from husband Mike Comrie, Carter confessed that he would "spend the rest of my life trying better myself to get back to her." Unfortunately, Hilary doesn't feel the same.
"He does, I keep seeing that, that he keeps doing that. I don't know how I feel," Hilary told Buzzfeed. "I mean, that was so long ago, and obviously I'm still married and I have a baby and we kind of just…don't know each other. So, yeah…"