Friends say she’s been falling apart ever since her divorce.
Christina Aguilera‘s recent arrest on suspicion of public drunkenness proved what her friends have been fearing for months: she’s got a serious drinking problem. TMZ is reporting that Christina’s friends have been trying to convince her to go to rehab for about seven months now “Maybe when she was married she was able to keep it under wraps,” one source tells the site. “But it’s out in the open now.”
In fact, Christina’s drinking may have been part of the reason she and ex-husband Jordan Bratman split! TMZ reports Jordan brought up her problem with alcohol while battling for custody of their son, Max.
Of course, Christina’s arrest isn’t the first time we’ve worried about her well-being. We’ve watched her downward spiral for months now — from the semi-nude leaked photos to the night she reportedly passed out drunk in Jeremy Renner‘s bed.