January 10, 2012 03:30 PM by Ashley Lee
Though Christina Aguilera is confident in her curves now and happy as a mentor and judge on The Voice, she admits that 2011 was a “rough year” that took a toll on her both her career and her personal life. Read on for her reflections on her boyfriend’s DUI charge, her divorce from husband Jordan Bratman, and her recent weight gain.
When 2011 began, Christina Aguilera was just coming away from her divorce from Jordan Bratman, after five years of marriage and raising their 4-year-old son, Max.
“It’s hard for anyone to go through that in public,” said the singer to Marie Claire. “But when you’re a celebrity and under a microscope, it’s 58 million times harder.”
The two remain on peaceful terms. “He’s a devoted father…we always make sure that we put Max first…I have to surround my son with positive, strong relationships so that he feels he has a cohesive family. Children of divorce feel broken when parents want to take shots at each other. There are many different types of families; I try to center ours around Max and his happiness.”
As the year continued, Aguilera then incorrectly recalled the lyrics of the National Anthem at the Super Bowl and was arrested for public intoxication. Her boyfriend was charged with a DUI.
“I’ve been through my highs, I’ve been through my lows,” she said. “Being too thin. Being bigger. I’ve been criticized for being on both sides of the scale. It’s noise I block out automatically. My son is healthy and happy, so that’s all that matters to me.”
She elaborated, “I lost so much weight that I was too skinny [while filming Burlesque].”
Despite what criticism she’s received on her recent weight gain and wardrobe choices, she affirms, ”I happen to be very confident in my own skin. It takes time to get to that place, but it’s all about embracing yourself and your body.”
After her 2010 album, Bionic, only sold a disappointing 300,000 copies, she says that her next album will be centered around the theme of survival.
“Time heals everything,” she says. “Sometimes you have to go through that pain and heartbreak so that you can get to the other side and come out on top.”
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