A pretty woman with a powerful voice has enchanted the entire world for years now, but Christina Aguilera’s life was definitely not as easy and as pretty as her voice. Celebrities face a lot of media pressure and Christina Aguilera decides to bare it all in W Magazine’s June 2011 issue.
Christina has been in the entertainment business since she was a child, but says her life wasn’t at all easy. Her childhood was surrounded by violence and she found her escape route in music, more explicitly in “The Sound of Music”. Aguilera tells W Magazine that “The Sound of Music looked like a form of release. I would open my bedroom window to sing out like Maria. In my own way, I’d be in those hills.”
Her singing abilities have landed Christina numerous awards paving the way to an international career, but things weren’t all that fabulous in her private life. Along the years, Christina has known ups and downs, a divorce and numerous rumors and scandals which even lead to her being arrested. The first sign of trouble in paradise hit in October 2010, when Aguilera announced she and her husband of 5 years, with whom she has a son, Max, music producer Jordan Bratman, were getting a divorce. The reason behind this decision was she did not want her son Max to live in a tension-filled house, just as she did, so when things turned negative in her marriage she decided to call it quits. Christina said: “It got to a point where our life at home was reminding me of my own childhood. I will not have my son grow up in a tension-filled home. I knew there would be a negative reaction in the press to my divorce, but I am not going to live my life because of something someone might say.”
As far as her latest movie role in “Burlesque” where she starred alongside Cher, Christina Aguilera says she is happy she has done it although it was a major disappointment, as the movie wasn’t a huge success as predicted. She says: “I was sad, but I’m still glad that I did the movie,” “During production, I was going through a lot of self-discovery. As a quote-unquote pop star, you have your entourage with you at all times. When you enter and leave a place, backstage, even at home, you always have your team. On the movie set, I didn’t have anyone around me. And it felt good. When I first met my husband, I needed that helping hand to take the reins and look after me. After the movie, I grew out of being that little girl: I became more of an adult.”
As far as her new relationship to Matt Rutler, Christina says it was Matt’s support which attracted her. He supports her in everything and is there for her at all times. He was there at the mishap from the Super Bowl where Christina flubbed the lyrics to the national anthem, when Christina nearly fell on stage of the Grammy’s and he was there when all the rumors about her alcohol problems surfaced. These are rumors with no foundation to back them up.
Things seems to have taken a positive turn for Christina after she accepted to be a judge at “The Voice” along with Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Cee Lo Green. Christina Aguilera still has plenty of talent to share with the rest of the world and her multioctave voice will most definitely enchant us for years to come! Find out more details of the interview in W Magazine.
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