Last month we first heard that Redbook magazine managed to land the first interview with Christina Aguilera just days after it was announced that she was divorcing her husband Jordan Bratman (I’m guessing that Redbook had already scheduled their interview with Xtina before the split announcement was made and they just got really lucky with timing). Today we get our first look at Xtina on the cover of the new issue of Redbook and we get to read a few excerpts from her coverstory interview. In addition to discussing her split from Jordy, Xtina talks to Redbook about her work, her loyal girlfriends and her devotion to son Max Liron:
Christina Aguilera’s career is soaring to new heights, even as her personal life hits a low — and in the December issue of REDBOOK, Aguilera talks candidly about the breakup of her marriage and what gets her out of bed in the morning: inspiring work, loyal girlfriends, and devotion to her little boy, Max. Plus, she opens up about balancing work and motherhood, her career, and big-screen debut — and Cher, who became a close confidante to Christina on the set of Burlesque, also reveals details from the set.
On men vs. women: “Every woman has the ability or the drive to do it all and have it all,” says Christina, who separated from her husband, Jordan Bratman, just two days before REDBOOK’s photos were taken. “Men aren’t as strong and capable as we are. We’re machines.”
On balancing work and motherhood: “My life is cyclical. First it’s album time, then it’s touring time. I go through phases, so we roll with the punches. I’m not a 9-to-5 woman who has the same kind of lifestyle for years on end. I couldn’t do it. I need the spontaneity, that thrill of change. That’s part of how I get inspired. You know, this is what the cards have in store for Max. We put it into his brain early on that he’s a traveling guy. He adapts well when we go from hotel to hotel.”
Christina’s close friend, Nicole Richie is a key member of her support system: “It’s very clear through Christina’s music what a strong woman she is,” Nicole told REDBOOK. “But to watch her as a mother only skyrockets the respect I have for her. She is the woman who’s recording until 4 a.m. and up at 7 to be with her son. Her dedication to Max is incredible.”
Naturally, you’ll have to pick up this issue of Redbook, which will be available on newsstands on November 16, to read everything that Xtina had to say about her split, etc. … but considering that Redbook got the story straight from Xtina herself just days after the news broke, it might deffo be worth a read. After the jump, check out one of the photos from Xtina‘s new Redbook photospread … More »