Photo: Christina Aguilera Speaks of Divorce, Family, and 'The Voice'
Christina Aguilera, the little Latina with the big voice, recently sat down with Latina to discuss her marriage and divorce, her relationship with her father, being on The Voice, and her plans to do another Spanish-language album.
According to The Wrap, on top of landing the cover magazine cover, Aguilera has signed on to the third season of NBC’s The Voice. The network is said to be considering beginning Season 3 this fall instead of waiting until 2013.
Aguilera is the first of the four current judges on the singing competition show to “re-up” her contract, which is reportedly worth $10 million, though that amount has been debated.
Check out some of the diva’s quotes from her Latina interview.
On getting married and divorced young: “Was I too young? Not at all. I did the exact right thing at the time….I definitely wasn’t too young. I have always been older than my age.”
On growing older: “I was on the set of a film and the choreographer was 19 and I looked around at all the dancers and I was like, Whoa! I’m the oldest person in this room. When did that happen?”
On reconnecting with her father: “I’ve talked about how rough things were for me and I’m sure he’s heard it. He can’t be thrilled about it. So maybe one day we can do lunch…I’m 31 years old now. Maybe it’s time.”
On resting up from the intensity of shooting The Voice: “When I’m shooting The Voice, it’s intense. On a day like today, my ex has my son and we are not shooting, so I slept and I just slept. I love doing everything in my bed. Eating, sleeping…It’s my domain and my thrown…I do it all in my bed.”
On how she handles gossip and brutal reviews: “I don’t read them. Ever…Why read what people are saying – good or bad?”
On criticisms of not being Latina enough: “I’ve dealt with that my whole life. I don’t speak the language fluently. And I’m split right down the middle, half Irish and half Ecuadorean. I should not have to prove my ethnicity to anyone. I know who I am.”
On planning another Spanish-language album: “I wouldn’t be questioned if I looked more stereotypically Latina. Whatever that is. All I know is no one can tell me I’m not a proud Latina woman…I dove headfirst into a Spanish-language album for that reason and I’m planning another one even though I don’t speak the language. I’m sure that doesn’t sit well with some people.”