On Tuesday - the same day UsMagazine.com broke the news that Christina Aguilera and husband Jordan Bratman have separated - the 29-year-old singer was spotted giving a friend a tearful embrace in Los Angeles. Wearing sweats, she covered her famous blonde curls in a brown cap.
Though Aguilera and Bratman — who met in 2002 (he was a producer on one of her albums) and wed in 2005 — have not yet decided whether to divorce, a source tells Us, "they are now living apart, and they will see how that goes."
What went wrong?
“They were very much in love,” explains the insider. "But over the last six months, it became clear they were more like friends than husband and wife."
The source adds that Aguilera even " proposed their August trip to Italy to rekindle their relationship, but it didn't help."
The duo remain united in their commitment, however, to son Max, 2.
In a statement Tuesday, Aguilera told Us, "Although Jordan and I are separated, our commitment to our son Max remains as strong as ever.