Christina Aguilera Opens Up in REDBOOK's December 2010 Issue
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.
Photo credit: Ruven Afanador for REDBOOK . The December issue of REDBOOK hits newsstands November 16.
"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."