Christina Aguilera: I was no angel
Christina Aguilera has revealed she ended her marriage because she did not want her son growing up in a "tension-filled home" like she did.
The 30-year-old star - who divorced from music executive Jordan Bratman, father to her three-year-old son Max earlier this year - has often spoken of the way her mother suffered before her divorce when Christina was seven.
Christina told W magazine of her own marriage: "At one time or another, we were both not angels.
"It got to a point where our life at home was reminding me of my own childhood. I will not have my son grow up in a tension-filled home.
"I knew there would be a negative reaction in the press to my divorce, but I am not going to live my life because of something someone might say. That goes against everything I sing on my records. I have to be myself."
The Voice judge is now dating Matthew Rutler, 25, who was a set assistant on her movie Burlesque.
Christina revealed what first attracted her to Matthew.
She said: "I could depend on him for everything. Matt was working on the movie and he was so supportive.
"And he still is. We've been through a lot in the past year."