With the recent break-up of her marriage to Jordan Bratman , many were left wondering what went on behind closed doors to result in the split. Now, Christina Aguilera reveals what went wrong in a new interview with PEOPLE.
“Things were so unhealthy and unhappy for both Jordan and me, I knew I had to end it,” the singer explains. “It wasn’t good for us, and it wasn’t good for [our son] Max to witness our arguments. Children can feel when things aren’t right in the home. I had bouts of extreme anxiety.”
Aguilera said things got tough when she started filming Burlesque.
“As a musician, you’re with your posse all the time, and during the movie I removed myself from mine,” she cexplains. “So I had an independence I’d never felt before. I was growing leaps and bounds daily. I went from being a girl to a woman.”
However, with numerous rumors floating around about a budding romance with set assistant Matthew Rutler, Aguilera is happy to confirm they are together.
“Matthew is a special person. We had a really strong friendship on the movie,” she said. “Once I filed for divorce, we started dating. I’m not trying to jump into anything. I just left a five-year marriage. I’m taking it slow and trying to be happy.”