Christina Aguilera has given her first interview about her new boyfriend Matthew Rutler, saying: ‘There’s a love there.’
The singer, who filed for divorce from husband Jordan Bratman just six weeks ago, blames her new film Burlesque for driving them apart.
She also admits becoming close to Rutler on the film’s set, although she insists they didn’t begin dating until after she filed for divorce.
‘Matthew is a special person,’ she told People magazine of the set assistant. ‘We had a really strong friendship on the movie.
‘He’s the kind of person you could spend hours on the phone talking to and all of a sudden it’s daylight.
‘Once I filed for divorce, we started dating. I’m not trying to jump into anything. I just left a five-year marriage. I’m taking it slow and trying to be happy.’The two have made no secret of their romance, enjoying several romantic dates, with Rutler even giving Christina a rose.
‘There’s a love there, yes. I’m having fun, I’m dating and it’s something I haven’t had in a really long time.’
Christina also addressed her break-up from record producer Bractman, the father of her two-and-a-half year-old son Max.
She said their marriage started off well.
‘We were great the first year after Max was born. Jordan was amazing. He was the first to change Max’s diaper. Then thing s turned. I was nurturing Max and felt independent in the relationship.’
But then she landed the role on Burlesque.
‘I went right into filming Burlesque [in Autumn last year]. As a musician you’re with your posse all the time, and during the movie I removed myself from mine.
‘So I had an independence I’d never felt before. I was growing leaps and bounds daily. I went from being a girl to a woman.
‘When I finished filming, I didn’t feel right in my own shoes [a home]. I had a lot of things stirring inside of me that I felt were being suppressed.
‘We tried to work on the marriage and figure out a common ground, but the problems were obvious.’
Source: Daily Mail