At one time, Christina Aguilera was trying to hide her relationship with Burlesque assistant, Matthew D. Rutler, but now she is opening up about their blossoming romance.
In a new interview, Christina said, “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. Once I filed for divorce, we started dating. I’m not trying to jump into anything. I just left a five-year marriage.”
As it turns out, Christina found herself a romantic guy! On one of their many dates, he brought her a rose. How cute. She went on to say, “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.”
She went on to talk about her divorce from Jordan Bratman, saying, “We were great the first year after 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.”
After that started to get worse, she landed her role in the movie, Burlesque. She added, “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.”
I’m glad that she’s happy with her new man. He’s a cutie, too. Total upgrade.