Christina Aguilera covers the February 2012 issue of Marie Claire. Aguilera opens up about her divorce with husband Jordan Bratman, her body and the difficulties of being a single mother.
In 2010, Aguilera filed for divorce from music executive Jordan Bratman, her husband of five years.
“That was a rough year,” Aguilera admits.
“Between my divorce and the other things I went through, a lot happened. It’s hard for anyone to go through that in public. But when you’re a celebrity and under a microscope, it’s 58 million times harder. I grew an even thicker skin after that hard year.”
Aguilera tells that she has learned to block out the criticism and tries to remember she has a healthy son and a boyfriend who loves her.
“I’ve been through my highs, I’ve been through my lows; I’ve been through the gamut of all things in this business. Being too thin. Being bigger. I’ve been criticized for being on both sides of the scale. It’s noise I block out automatically. I love my body. My boyfriend loooves my body. My son is healthy and happy, so that’s all that matters to me.”
Even though she has a great boyfriend, Aguilera admits she can not single out her ex-husband because he is a great father.
“It’s hard not having the consistency of a partnership on a daily basis. It’s a struggle. But I can’t single out my ex-husband [as the problem] because he’s a devoted father and great with my son. We always make sure that we put Max first. I have help from family and good people around me in support of my career. I couldn’t do what I do without a strong team behind me.”
The magazine hits stands Tuesday, January 17.