Christina Aguilera has had a rough year so far – first there was the flubbing of the lyrics to the National Anthem at the Super Bowl, then her onstage fall at the Grammys, then in March came her arrest, along with boyfriend Matt Rutler, for public intoxication. But through it all the singer has had one person in her corner – son Max, 3. And Christina says he doesn’t care a thing about her public life.
“He doesn’t really like to see mommy in work mode quite yet,” the Candyman singer told Parade magazine. “He’s so used to when he sees mommy, I’m in mommy mode, and mommy mode is all about Max. So as he grows up, he’ll understand that side of mommy as a good example of being positive and driven and focused. But for now, he definitely wants mommy all to himself!”
Christina, who has joined NBC’s reality show, The Voice, as a judge, says she’s taking her latest setbacks in stride and using those experiences to mentor young talent on the show. “I can laugh about my own hiccups and my own experiences in life because I’m getting through it,” she says. “But I get to share these experiences with these people and I get to say not every performance day is going to be a great day.
“Sometimes you could be having the worst day of your life and you have to get up on that stage and you have to give to your fans in a way that they would never know the difference,” she says, seeming to speak from experience. “You have to lose yourself in that moment and you have to be so involved. Take yourself out of your own headspace or use whatever you’re going through and put it into the passion of your song.
“If you make a mistake, you know what? You’re human and you’re going to catch flack for it and that’s just the way it is,” she continues. “The best thing at the end of the day is that you can prove to not only everyone else, but most importantly yourself, that you’re strong enough to get back up on that stage and be fearless enough to try again and know within yourself that it will be better.”
Read the full interview with Christina on Parade.com.