Christina Aguilera: 'It's Hard to Be a Single Mum'
Christina Aguilera has opened up about her life as a single mother, revealing "it's hard not having the consistency of a partnership on a daily basis."
The Genie in a Bottle hitmaker, who is currently dating production assistant Matthew Rutler, split from husband Jordan Bratman in October, 2010, after five years of marriage.
The former couple's divorce was finalised last year and Aguilera was granted joint custody of their son Max, now three.
However, speaking out for the first time about juggling her single parenting duties with fame, Aguilera confesses her career wouldn't be possible without a great support system.
She tells Marie Claire magazine, "It's a struggle. But I can't single out my ex-husband (as the problem) because he's a devoted father and great with my son.
"We always make sure that we put Max first. I have help from family and good people around me in support of my career. I couldn't do what I do without a strong team behind me."