"Burlesque" star Christina Aguilera is opening up for the first time about her divorce from her husband of five years, Jordan Bratman, and why she decided to end the marriage.
"Things were so unhealthy and unhappy for both Jordan and me; I knew I had to end it," Aguilera told People.
The singer said that she felt "torn" about splitting up their family, but knew it was necessary for the best interests of their 2-year-old son, Max. "When you're unhappy in your marriage, your children are the ones who suffer," said the Grammy winner. "That's the last thing I wanted for my son."
Singer Christina Aguilera is calling quits with her husband of nearly five years, music producer Jason Bratman.
"Extra" was the first to report Tuesday that the two were living apart -- and today Aguilera filed for divorce citing "irreconcilable difference."
After almost five years of marriage, Christina Aguilera and her music producer husband, Jordan Bratman, have decided to separate, "Extra" has learned exclusively.
In a statement released to "Extra," Aguilera said, "Although Jordan and I are separated, our commitment to our son Max remains as strong as ever."
Christina Aguilera and her husband Jordan Bratman are the proud new parents of a baby boy.
Max Liron Bratman was born Saturday night at 6 lbs., 2 oz. and 20.5 inches, reports People. This is the first child for Christina, 27, and music executive Jordan.
Christina, married to Jordan since 2005, didn't confirm her pregnancy until November despite a visible baby bump. But two months earlier, Paris Hilton announced her pregnancy in a club in Sin City, visibly stunning the couple.
On her official website, Christina writes, "Today is a very joyful and special day for Jordan and I as we welcome our first son into this world."