It was common knowledge that Christina Aguilera‘s kinda-side-piece, since she’s technically still married, was a set assistant on her new movie “Burlesque”. But it’s now becoming rather clear that she turned to Matt Rutler’s better love long before she left her “unhealthy” marriage.
These photos show the two spending a little too much quality time together back in January… ten months before she filed for divorce from Hubby/Baby Daddy Jason Bratman.
Here’s what she’s been saying about the divorce.
“Things were so unhealthy and unhappy for both Jordan and me, I knew I had to end it,” the Burlesque star, 29, tells PEOPLE in an exclusive interview. “I really didn’t want to hurt Jordan, and I felt torn about splitting our family up.”
The decision to end her marriage of five years was not easy for Aguilera, but she strongly felt she had to do what she thought best for her and Jordan’s 2-year-old son.
“When you’re unhappy in your marriage, your children are the ones who suffer,” says the Grammy-winning pop singer, whose own parents’ tumultuous relationship led to divorce when she was 7. “That’s the last thing I wanted for my son.”
And here’s what she’s saying about her new boo.
When asked if she is in love, Aguilera said: “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.”
But Aguilera has now revealed they began dating right after she filed for divorce.
“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.”
“Matthew is a special person. We had a really strong friendship on the movie,” she said. “He’s the kind of person you could spend hours on the phone talking to and all of a sudden it’s daylight.
Maybe if she hadn’t been cupcaking into the wee hours of the morning with the next man, her marriage wouldn’t have been in such an unhappy place.
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