Christina Aguilera is one of the hottest breakout stars of the late 90s and early 2000s. Her near perfect physique and high sultry voice made her one hell of a singer and performer. Having sold a total of 75 million records worldwide, Forbes named her the 19th richest woman in entertainment in 2007. Though she hasn’t done much in terms of music in recent times, she still keeps fans wanting more of her with her incredible role as a judge on the “Voice.” Interestingly, she became the first female coach to win the show. Read on for more awe-inspiring details about Christina.
Christina Aguilera’s Bio
The blond bombshell was born as Christina María Aguilera in the Staten Island borough of New York City, on the 18th of December, 1980 to parents Fausto Xavier Aguilera and Shelly Loraine Kearns. She has a younger sister named Rachel Aguilera whom she loves dearly. Christina didn’t have much of a happy childhood and this was because her father was physically and emotionally abusive and the music was her mode of escape as it brought her joy and happiness. When she was six years of age, her mother got divorced from her father and remarried to Jim Kearns with whom she had a son (Michael ‘Mikey’ Kearns). They ended up staying in the Pittsburgh suburb of Rochester, Pennsylvania with her grandmother after her mother also left Jim.
Growing up, Christina was known as “the little girl with the big voice” in her neighborhood. As early as she could remember, becoming a singer was all she dreamed about and she tried to signup for as many local talent competitions and shows as she could find. At the tender age of 8, Christina won her very first talent show by singing one of Whitney Houston’s smash hit songs “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me).”
She studied at Rochester Area School District located in Rochester and changed to Marshall Middle School located close to Wexford. For high school, she briefly attended North Allegheny Intermediate High School but she experienced continuous bullying there which made her mother decide to homeschool her.
Career Start, Albums And Movies
Her very first song was recorded at the age of fourteen, a duet titled “All I Wanna Do” which she made with Japanese singer, Keizo Nakanishi. She later got the chance to record the theme song, Reflection, for the 1998 Disney animated film Mulan, after she had previously sent in a cover version of Whitney Houston’s “Run to You.”
The song, Reflection, shot to the number 19 spot on the U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart giving Christina a chance at major success. She was quickly contacted by RCA Records A&R Ron Fair and a record deal was signed. This was also at the time when there was a teen pop craze. Seeing the success of her peer, Britney Spears, the label tried to brand her image to follow suit. Therefore, a lead single titled, “Genie in a Bottle” was released in 1999 to critical acclaim, becoming one of the best selling singles worldwide, with over 7 million copies sold.
So far she has released a total of 8 albums including; Christina Aguilera released in 1999, Mi Reflejo in 2000, My Kind of Christmas in 2000, Stripped in 2002, Back to Basics in 2006, Bionic in 2010, Lotus in 2012, Liberation in 2018. She has also featured in some movies as well as animations including; Burlesque (2010), The Emoji Movie (2017), Zoe (2018).
Family – Husband And Kids
Christina Aguilera has been in quite a number of relationships throughout her career, I mean who wouldn’t want to date such a damsel or have her as a wife. She entered into a relationship with famous star “Enrique Iglesias” in September 1998. Their relationship was more of a fling rather than a serious one and it didn’t last long. Between 2001 and 2002, she dated her backup dancer, “Jorge”. Though the relationship ended in September 2002, Christina called him her “first love.”
Her next relationship was with music marketing executive, Jordan. They met in 2002 while Christina was recording at a music studio. The announcement of their engagement was made in February 2005 and by the 19th of November 2005, they tied the knot in a Napa Valley estate. Their first child named, Max Liron was born in January 2008. Christina and Jordan’s marriage hit the rocks and a separation was announced in October 2010. By the 15th of April 2011, their divorce was finalized.
In November 2010, while on set for the movie “Burlesque,” she met a set assistant named, Matthew, with whom a relationship was started. Four years later (February 2014), Matthew asked Christina to marry him of which she accepted. Though they are yet to tie the knot, she gave birth to their daughter named, Summer Rain Rutler, in August 2014.
Parents And Ethnicity
Christina Aguilera is multiracial. Her father, Fausto Xavier Aguilera (a United States Army soldier) is originally from Ecuador while her mother Shelly Loraine Kearns (a musician) though she was born in America, she has mixed ancestry including; German, Irish, Welsh, and Dutch. Aguilera has a younger sister named Rachel.
Her family moved around a lot as a result of her father’s job in the military which made them live in places like Japan (for three years), Texas, New York, and New Jersey. Because of her father’s Ecuadorian background, her family identified as Catholics and Christina was raised as such.
Christina is one celebrity with an incredible body mechanism. Though she started out super skinny during the early 90s when she first came in stardom, her weight has been famously known to change from time to time with most being flawless even when she packs on many more pounds. Now, after two kids, Christina may have put on some pounds but she is definitely one hot vixen who will remain gorgeous for a long time. She currently weighs a good 50 kg (110 pounds).