Christina Aguilera opens up about her abusive childhood in a new documentary.
The Beautiful singer, who is mom to 20-month-old son Max Liron, reveals that she turned to music to escape the fear she felt growing up with an abusive father.
“I witnessed a lot of unpleasant things – a lot of pushing and shoving and fighting and quarrelling,” she tells E!. “Growing up I did not feel safe. Feeling powerless is the worst feeling in the world. I turned to singing as an outlet. The pain at home is where my love for music came from.”
This isn’t the first time Christina has talked about her difficult childhood – it’s even been the subject of songs such as I’m OK and Oh Mother.
The Grammy-winner has said in the past, “It’s therapeutic for me to talk about it. It gives me a reason to understand why I went through what I did.”
Christina’s mom Shelley also describes a horrifying incident when she returned home to find Christina, then 4, with blood on her face.
“I scooped her up and said, ‘Oh my God. What’s wrong?’ She told me, ‘Daddy wanted to take a nap and I made too much noise.'”
It brings tears to my eyes to think of any child going through something so awful. Kudos to Christina for speaking up about it.