Was I the only one who was surprised when Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman announced they had split? I mean, not only were they seemingly happily married: Jordan was (I doubt he still is, but I don’t know) her manager, too! Christina explained to People what happened.
“Things were so unhealthy and unhappy for both Jordan and me, I knew I had to end it,” theBurlesque star, 29, tells PEOPLE in an exclusive interview. “I really didn’t want to hurt Jordan, and I felt torn about splitting our family up.”
Christina explains why she ultimately filed for divorce for the sake of her son, Max.
“When you’re unhappy in your marriage, your children are the ones who suffer,” says the Grammy-winning pop singer, whose own parents’ tumultuous relationship led to divorce when she was 7. “That’s the last thing I wanted for my son.”
It’s tough either way, but I don’t think anyone thinks it’s healthy for children to grow up in a home where the parents are miserable together.
And Christina’s moved on to Matt Rutler, so she’s coping well with the split ;).
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