Except he just did.
After Duff told BuzzFeed she and Carter “don’t know each other” anymore, The “I Love Candy” singer realized things between him and his former flame will probably never work out, and–sort of like fetch–he’s decided to stop trying to make it happen.
“If I’m too open about how I feel then people wanna nag and pick and poke at me,” he told WENN in a recent interview. “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.”
He added, “She’s got a kid, and she’s married, and I’m not trying to be that dude. That’s not my intention.”
However, without totally retracting his Twitter rants about her, he admitted, “Hilary will always hold a very special place in my heart.”
But don’t get too sad over your broken 90s dreams just yet… Because, while Hilary and Aaron may never reunite, the “Chasing the Sun” singer recently revealed that she’d totally be down for a Lizzie McGuire reunion! So at least there’s that!