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The Inspiring Ways Christina Aguilera Is Raising Her Kids

The former Voice Coach is a devoted mom to two children.

By Grace Jidoun

Christina Aguilera is every inch a doting mother. The Grammy winner and former The Voice Coach’s career has spanned 30 years— remarkable since she is only 42 – but her adorable kids always come first.

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Whether wowing audiences at Pride Island festival in New York City or launching a new wellness company, she always makes time for her two children, whom she credits with keeping her grounded.

“I’m a huge kid at heart, and they give me the opportunity to play and be able to instill and encourage their imaginations,” Aguilera told Haute Living in September 2019. “You are part of these amazing little people’s lives, and it teaches you patience and teaches you things about yourself that you don’t like, that you want to work on. It is a constant journey of learning, they teach me so much, and they challenge me all the time to be better."

 

Christina Aguilera, Matthew Rutler, Max Liron Bratman and Summer Rain Rutler at the premiere of The Emoji Movie.

Who are Christina Aguilera's kids?

The "Lady Marmalade" songstress welcomed her son, Max, in 2008, with her first husband Jordan Bratman, a record producer.

Three years later, the pair called it quits, and she found love again with Matthew Rutler. They got engaged on Valentine's Day 2014 and remain engaged to this day

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She gave birth to their daughter, Summer Rain, in August 2014.

Aguilera is known to post the cutest videos of family downtime on social media. One recent post shows her hugging, dancing, and holding hands with her kiddos as they play miniature golf, horse around at a gym, visit an amusement park, and go on adventures. Her sweet caption read, “I like me better when I’m with you.”

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In August 2023, Aguilera posted pictures on Instagram in honor of Summer's ninth birthday, showing the young girl on stage during her mother's August 10 concert in Israel.

"Happy 9th birthday to our sweet Summer Rain," Aguilera said in the caption. "Today I find myself reflecting on how fast time has gone by. These 9 years have been filled with boundless love, heartwarming hugs, staying up too late, Disney adventures, and most recently, the joy of gracing the stage alongside you."

"Every day, I thank the universe for gifting me the privilege of being your momma, a role that stands as my ultimate accomplishment," she added. "Witnessing the remarkable young woman you are evolving into fills me with immense pride.

Christina Aguilera on how she talks to her kids about sex and body image

Christina Aguilera stands in the middle of a football field while singing the national anthem

But while Aguilera's children are her focus, she also advocates for balance. In an interview with Women’s Health in 2016, she said, “Having children is the ultimate joy, and I love my kids, but women have to find time to nurture themselves.”

In May, Aguilera launched a female sexual wellness company, Playground, as a co-founder and chief brand advisor.

She opened up to People in March about the challenges of having honest discussions with kids around puberty and sex — a struggle any parent can relate to.

"It's very important that I'm honest with my kids, but I simplify it in a way that they'll be able to understand and digest," she said. "I never want to impose things to be so scary that it's going to impose anxiety or fear, even scary topics."

"I really try to make sure it's done very matter-of-factly and to always know that their body is their playground," she added. "That is for them to decide how it should be used, how it should be treated, how it should be respected ultimately."

In October 2022, she released a powerful new version of her hit video "Beautiful" in honor of the song’s 20th anniversary. The recent version speaks explicitly to teens and preteens and the negative effects of social media on their self-esteem and body image.

Originally published Jul 28, 2023.