Christina Aguilera covers the February issue of Marie Claire and opens up about the harsh criticism she's been receiving for her curvier new body.
The Voice mentor admits that although she's gained a few pounds, it doesn't matter to her — she loves and appreciates her body.
“I’ve been through my highs, I’ve been through my lows; I’ve been through the gamut of all things in this business. Being too thin. Being bigger. I’ve been criticized for being on both sides of the scale," Christina confesses to Marie Claire. "It’s noise I block out automatically," she adds. "I love my body. My boyfriend [Matt Rutler] loooves my body. My son is healthy and happy, so that’s all that matters to me.”
Christina has had a lot to deal with over the past year, including the success of The Voice and a painful divorce from Jordan Bratman, with whom she has a 4-year-old son, Max. And although single motherhood isn't easy, Christina finds strength in those around her.
“It’s hard not having the consistency of a partnership on a daily basis. It’s a struggle," Christina explains. "But I can’t single out my ex-husband [as the problem] because he’s a devoted father and great with my son. We always make sure that we put Max first.
"I have help from family and good people around me in support of my career," she adds. "I couldn’t do what I do without a strong team behind me.”