Christina Aguilera on Matthew Rutler: There's Love!
On Rutler being the set assistant on Burlesque: “Matthew is a special person. We had a really strong friendship on the movie. He’s the kind of person you could spend hours on the phone talking to and all of a sudden it’s daylight.”
On not rushing into things: “Once I filed for divorce, we started dating. I’m not trying to jump into anything. I just left a five-year marriage. I’m taking it slow and trying to be happy.”
On Christina and Matthew’s relationship: “There’s a love there, yes. I’m having fun, I’m dating and it’s something I haven’t had in a really long time.”
On her marriage to Jordan Bratman starting off well: “We were great the first year after [our son] Max was born. Jordan was amazing. He was the first to change Max’s diaper. Then things turned. I was nurturing Max and felt independent in the relationship.”
On maturing as a woman: “I went right into filming Burlesque [in Autumn last year]. As a musician you’re with your posse all the time, and during the movie I removed myself from mine. So I had an independence I’d never felt before. I was growing leaps and bounds daily. I went from being a girl to a woman. When I finished filming, I didn’t feel right in my own shoes [at home]. I had a lot of things stirring inside of me that I felt were being suppressed. We tried to work on the marriage and figure out a common ground, but the problems were obvious.”
Wow, what a candid interview!