The day after news of her separation from husband Jordan Bratman broke last week, pop star Christina Aguilera opened up to REDBOOK about how she’s coping. The 29-year-old mother of one, who will appear on the December cover, said that her 2 1/2-year-old son Max is providing her with strength and perspective.
On her focus during this tough time: “Thankfully, I have Max to keep me on a sane path. His needs and happiness are my top priorities, and my biggest concern is to protect him and make him feel safe.”
On the split: “It’s not easy, and there have been a lot of tears and sadness. It’s impossible to redefine yourself and your life overnight. Thankfully, I have my mom and a small group of close friends who are there for me 24/7 and whom I can trust and depend on. On days when it feels impossible to even get out of bed, much less function as a mother, their support and encouragement have kept me moving forward.”
On the rumors of infidelity on both sides: “Out of respect for my husband, I prefer to keep the specifics private. Right now, I’m just trying to figure out how to make it through each day.”