Carter Anderson (played by Zachary Burr Abel) is Kaylie Cruz's ex-boyfriend and former gymnast at The Rock, currently training at Denver Elite Gymnastics Club. He had sex with Lauren Tanner after a fight with Kaylie, but did not tell Kaylie about the affair because of fear that she will be deeply upset. He later gave Kaylie a necklace that had belonged to his late mother. When his relationship with Kaylie is revealed at a party, he argues with Kaylie's dad about who loves Kaylie more. He stands up for Kaylie- refusing to name the girl he's involved with to Sasha Belov- and is subsequently suspended from the Rock and banned from Nationals. He later reveals his affair with Lauren, causing Kaylie to break it off with him. Carter shows great resentment towards Lauren, blaming her for everything that happened between him and Kaylie. However, after being kicked out of his home, he is forced to live in Lauren's attic, and he grows less hostile towards her. He continues to try to win Kaylie back, using it as motivation to get his act back together. The two share a kiss, but Kaylie then discovers that Lauren and Carter are still in contact and that Carter has been living in Lauren's house. He kisses Lauren in the episode "Are We Family?". He becomes Lauren's boyfriend after he and Kaylie break up. He breaks up with Lauren after she steals Emily Kmetko's floor routine. He tells her that the reason he could never tell her he loves her is because she does things that hurt other people. When their relationship becomes public, he is kicked out of The Rock and begins training at Denver Elite.

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