A fresh faced Christina Aguilera covers Redbook magazine’s December 2010 issue.
Here’s what the 29-year-old Burlesque star had to share:
On girl power: “Every woman has the ability or the drive to do it all and have it all. Men aren’t as strong and capable as we are. We’re machines.”
On balancing work and motherhood: “My life is cyclical. First it’s album time, then it’s touring time. I go through phases, so we roll with the punches. 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. You know, this is what the cards have in store for Max. We put it into his brain early on that he’s a traveling guy. He adapts well when we go from hotel to hotel.”
Close friend Nicole Richie, on Christina: “It’s very clear through Christina’s music what a strong woman she is. 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 Aguilera is also InStyle UK’s magazine’s December covergirl, and looks gorgeous in the photoshoot inside. She chatted to the mag about her new movie Burlesque, her style and her sexuality—here are some excerpts from her interview:
Christina on her style and signature red lips: “I was jealous of all the boys on Burlesque because they always had combat boots, but they’d never come in my size . . . Not everything has to be pushed up and out . . . I like to keep my options going. I get bored with the same old thing . . . It’s become my thing, you know? One of my signatures . . . It’s such an accent, red being a favourite colour of mine, throughout the house. You can see red touches everywhere, from the hangers to the chandeliers, to the accents in the carpets.”
Christina on her sexuality: “That’s where the bondage and latex came in for Not Myself Tonight, because sexuality is such a freedom. Sexuality is where I feel a lot of times I get to express my voice. Throughout the ages, women are always shamed for it or labelled for it and so it makes me feel empowered to give it a voice and to stand up for it and to be strong about it.”
On Sunday (November 21), Christina Aguilera and her new beau Matthew Rutler hold hands as they step out of their hotel in Los Angeles.
The 29-year-old entertainer was on her way to the American Music Awards, where she performed “Express,” from her movie Burlesque.
On Wednesday (November 17), Christina Aguilera performed “Bound to You,” a ballad she wrote for her film Burlesque, on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
The 29-year-old singer and actress also sat down to discuss her new life as a single mom since splitting with husband Jordan Bratman.
“It’s hard, definitely. It’s hard just even being a working mom and trying to balance and juggle everything on your plate,” Christina said.