The only place I don't need to be in control is the bedroom. Sometimes being sexual with my partner is a great way to blow off steam at the end of a hard day's work. I'm not the girl who's going to be too tired.
Christina Aguilera Quotes
I’m such a down-to-earth girl, I’m comfortable in just a jersey and boy’s underwear. Trying too hard to be sexy is the worst thing you can do. Sexiness should be effortless.
I've been through my highs, I've been through my lows; I've been through the gamut of all things in this business. Being too thin. Being bigger. I've been criticized for being on both sides of the scale. It's noise I block out automatically. I love my body. My boyfriend loooves my body. My son is healthy and happy, so that's all that matters to me.
I've been through a lot since the release of my last album, being on ['The Voice'], having had a divorce. This is all sort of a free rebirth for me. I'm embracing many different things, but it's all feel-good. (2012)
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.
I felt caged by my childhood. And unsafe: Bad things happened in my home; there was violence. The Sound of Music looked like a form of release. I would open my bedroom window to sing out like Maria. In my own way, I’d be in those hills.
I have my own issues with feeling alienated for my own reasons. As a kid and feeling a little bullied and like an oddball at times. When people aren’t being heard or seen or aren’t being treated fairly or equally because of their own individual choices or who they are, I really stick up for that. It means a lot to me to put it out there, in my video for "Beautiful," for example. I’m very supportive of the gay community.
I witnessed a lot of unpleasant things - a lot of pushing and shoving and fighting and quarrelling. Growing up I did not feel safe. Feeling powerless is the worst feeling in the world. I turned to singing as an outlet. The pain at home is where my love for music came from.
You know, I think it's a matter of parenting. I think more parents should talk to their kids. I think a lot of parents are afraid to, and I think that sometimes makes a child grow up and experiment on their own, explore things on their own - and then you get the parents that don't really set limitations or guidelines. I was 21 years old when I released "Dirrty". I'm not there to parent anybody's children. I'm an artist and I'm expressing myself. If you're eight or nine years old you shouldn't even really be watching MTV because there's explicit material all over the place.
That's partly why I fell in love with him. In my art I tend to be very sexual. I've always felt connected with my sexuality. I love [Jordan Bratman] because he has his own goals. He doesn't latch on to what I do. And because there are so many double standards, it's very important to me as a female to play upon sexuality and be very strong while incorporating that in my art and work.
When you're part of a pop phenomenon, you have so many opinions shoved down your throat. People try to tell you what you should do, how you should act, what you should wear, who you should be with. At the time things started happening for me, it was popular to be the squeaky-clean, cookie-cutter pop singer. But that role didn't speak to me, because it's so boring and superficial. I think it had to do with social standards, too. People want to see a white blond girl stick to a safe, good-girl image. Not that I'm trying to be the bad girl; I just want to be real, to be myself.
It can be hard in this business, especially when you're very young, to figure out who you can and can't trust. When success comes, people can try to trick you or take advantage of you. I was being overworked, and my head was so caught up in the whirlwind of my schedule. You find out that someone you thought was a friend is stealing money behind your back, and it's heartbreaking. I put faith in the people around me, and unfortunately, it bit me in the butt.
I never really had this father figure, which never bothered me. I had my mom, I had people that did love me and care for me. I’m a performer. I can totally walk myself fown the aisle. I just realized it would be really nice to have that male protector in your life, to have felt that your entire life and to have that one person give you away to the next man that’s going to take care of you.
Just to get into the song to convey that emotion and high energy especially to belt out some notes, the red lipstick helped me get to that mind frame.
[Jorge Santos] was one of the first dancers I hired. We were just together for a while on the road, and eventually we were in Europe when things just kind of erupted between us. It was scary because we come from two different places, as far as, like, he's a dancer and I'm a star--as bluntly as I can put it. It can be hard for a guy's ego.
As soon as I came to the point where we were going to release my album, the label was like, 'you know, this name, it's too difficult to pronounce.' They wanted it to be more American sounding. I said no because this is my name. It's my identity.
I think because I went to a pretty white school, that I really don't look Latin, I don't have dark eyes, I never had dark hair, so I don't think a lot of people put two and two together. But I was always proud of my Latino roots and proud of my Irish roots. I never felt like, "Oh, I should be white, or all Latin." I am what I am.
I auditioned and didn't hear anything back for the next few years, so I just figured I didn't make it. But when I was 12 years old I got a call back, and they said they had held on to my tape because I was too young for the part before. So I auditioned again, and I got one of the six new spots they filled that year.
I was born in Staten Island, New Jersey and raised in Wexford, Pennsylvania. Being the daughter of a father in the military and a musician mother who toured Europe with the Youth Symphony Orchestra, at the age of 18 I had to travel around the world. I spent some time living in Japan, then I moved to Florida… to Texas… before settling in Wexford, a suburb of Pittsburgh. I wanted to perform as long as I could remember.