Christina Aguilera was interviewed for the upcoming issue of Glamour Magazine. In the mag Xtina really opens up about her childhood, how motherhood has changed her and how Jordan and her get alone time together.
Read tidbits from the interview below:
GLAMOUR: Despite your tough childhood, you grew up into a solid person. What do you think when you see people in your industry, like Amy Winehouse, self-destruct?
I'm not a judgmental person, so I can't comment on someone else's background. [As for me], I think I've always had a strong sense of self. My mom brought me up to believe that my talent is a gift and a blessing. But I have definitely made some mistakes that I would never do again.
GLAMOUR: Like what?
When I was 21 and made Stripped, I was pretty distraught about some personal issues coming up from my past. I was going out and partying a lot--as people do at that age--and did some very unhealthy things to deal with the pain. But I was able to say, "OK, hold on."
GLAMOUR: So how do you manage nowadays to avoid paparazzi?
A lot of people go out of their way [to be photographed]; I make a conscious effort to keep me and my family out of the limelight. The other day a paparazzo actually pulled up to my husband on the street and said, "Geez, I know the new house is big, but I've been trying to get a picture of you for months--you never leave the house!" And it's true: I'll go out at night after spending time with my son, but [during the day] I just hang out on my grounds, taking him for walks in the stroller in the backyard where we won't be seen.
GLAMOUR: How do you manage to make time for yourself?
Obviously I didn't do anything today--you're not allowed to look at my nails!
GLAMOUR: How has your relationship with Jordan changed since the baby?
It's brought us closer--we're bonded together for life. Relationships and great marriages are a whole learning and growing process. We're just great teammates.
GLAMOUR: So, how do you guys keep things sexy these days?
We make sure we have Mommy and Daddy nights out. Our child comes first, obviously, but there are certain things you can do: Once we know he's in good hands, we go out late at night and have a few drinks. Then we'll come home, dim the lights and do our thing--and I'm not going into any more detail than that!