Christina Aguilera bares it all in the January issue of Marie Claire magazine. Here are some highlights from the interview:
On trying for a baby
“We were planning on starting to try after the [Nov. 2006-May 2007 Back to Basics] tour. And so, I had gone off the Pill to prepare my body, because I didn’t know how much time it would take. You’ve heard it takes some time – except with Power Egg and Super Sperm here,” she reveals, “I’m like, Oh, my God, can you believe it just happened?” Xtina believes it happened when her husband Jordan Bratman visited Georgetown during her tour.
How she was able to perform while pregnant
Aguilera has been know to wear huge heels onstage, as well as hanging from a circus pinwheel. “I was paranoid, there are so many things that could go wrong – somebody could slip, somebody could fall, I could fall. There was no way in hell I was going to jeopardize my baby for my show.” She wore a hidden heart monitor. “I didn’t want to make the audience uncomfortable, like, ‘Pregnant lady onstage! Is she going to be okay?’ But I had to announce it to my band and my dancers, because I wanted to make sure they had my back.”
More after the jump!
On keeping her pregnancy to herself
“Because I hadn’t said anything, people thought I was trying to keep it this big, bad secret, and that’s not the case at all. I just wasn’t commenting. I’m not being like, ‘Hey, everybody, I’m pregnant!’ I’m not that girl.”
“We’re so labeled. If you’re too sexual, you’re slutty. If you’re not sexual enough, you’re a prude. I like to put it out there as a topic of conversation. Why does it bother you? What’s your problem with it? Am I really hurting you? Let’s get to the root of it.”
“I have more than one side of me that likes to get out on a stage and sing. Sometimes I want to be aggressive, sometimes I want to feel empowered in my sexuality and my vulnerability. I want to put all that out there.”
Marie Claire on newsstands Dec. 11
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