After splitting up with her husband of nearly five years, Christina Aguilera is focusing on her 2-year-old son, Max.
After filing for divorce from her husband, Jordan Bratman, last month singer Christina Aguilera, 29, is dealing with the stress of single motherhood. Luckily she has a huge support system, including close friend Nicole Richie who praises Christina’s strength and her dedication to raising her 2-year-old son, Max. “It’s very clear through Christina’s music what a strong woman she is,” Nicole tells Redbook. “But to watch her as a mother only skyrockets the respect I have for her. She is the woman who’s recording until 4 a.m. and up at 7 to be with her son. Her dedication to Max is incredible.”
Christina has been balancing her music career and motherhood for a while now, but that doesn’t make becoming a single mom any easier for the singer. “My life is cyclical. First it’s album time, then it’s touring time. I go through phases, so we roll with the punches,” Christina tells Redbook. “I’m not a 9-to-5 woman who has the same kind of lifestyle for years on end. I couldn’t do it. I need the spontaneity, that thrill of change. That’s part of how I get inspired.” The singer realizes that her crazy lifestyle is something that Max will have to get used to. “You know, this is what the cards have in store for Max,” Christina says. “We put it into his brain early on that he’s a traveling guy. He adapts well when we go from hotel to hotel.”
Although she knows that this time in her life is going to be tough, Christina believes in herself as a mother. “Every woman has the ability or the drive to do it all and have it all,” says Christina, “Men aren’t as strong and capable as we are. We’re machines.”