Christina Aguilera Struggles "to Get Out of Bed" Since Divorce

Celebrity News Oct. 21, 2010 AT 9:53AM
Christina Aguilera Struggles "to Get Out of Bed" Since Divorce Credit: Michael Buckner/WireImage.com

Christina Aguilera is opening up about her recent divorce from Jordan Bratman.

"It's not easy, and there have been a lot of tears and sadness," she tells the December issue of Redbook. "It's impossible to redefine yourself and your life overnight. Thankfully, I have my mom and a small group of close friends who are there for me 24/7 and whom I can trust and depend on. On days when it feels impossible to even get out of bed, much less function as a mother, their support and encouragement have kept me moving forward."

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UsMagazine.com broke the news that Aguilera, 29, and Bratman, 33, were separating after nearly five years of marriage. Days after the report, she filed for divorce on Oct. 14.

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Asked about the rumors (of infidelity on both sides) and whether she and Bratman had tried couples therapy to resolve their issues, she says, “Out of respect for my husband, I prefer to keep the specifics private. Right now, I’m just trying to figure out how to make it through each day.

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Her main focus these days: Her son Max, who turns 3 in January. "Thankfully, I have Max to keep me on a sane path," she says. "His needs and happiness are my top priorities, and my biggest concern is to protect him and make him feel safe."

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