Christina Aguilera may be dealing with a major life change as she divorces her husband, Jordan Bratman, but the show must go on, and her first movie, ‘Burlesque,’ is about to be released. So it sounds like she just decided to be honest when she sat down with Redbook Magazine for an interview.
On having it all:
“Every woman has the ability or the drive to do it all and have it all,” says Christina, who separated from her husband, Jordan Bratman, just two days before REDBOOK’s photos were taken. “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.”
Here’s what close friend Nicole Richie had to say about Christina:
“It’s very clear through Christina’s music what a strong woman she is,” Nicole told REDBOOK. “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.”
Women are machines… I think I’ll be reading this entire interview! It’ll be in the December issue of Redbook, which hits newsstands on November 16.
Photos by Ruven Afanador for REDBOOK