First it was Ben Harper and Laura Dern. Then it was Courteney Cox and David Arquette. Now, while nothing has been confirmed, multiple websites are reporting [artist id="509026"]Christina Aguilera[/artist] and her husband, Jordan Bratman, are the third couple to part ways this week.
"Yes, they are separated," a source close to the couple told People.com. "Right now they're just trying to figure things out. There are no divorce proceedings at this point. They have their ups and downs like all married couples. They argue like everyone else."
A source told UsMagazine.com that they "have been separated for a few months... they are now living apart, and they will see how that goes." The pair has not yet decided to divorce, and both remain committed to their child who right now is "their main concern." "They were very much in love. But over the last six months, it became clear they were more like friends than husband and wife." The source added that Aguilera even "proposed their August trip to Italy to rekindle their relationship, but it didn't help."
When contacted by MTV News, a rep at Aguilera's label, Sony, had no information on the matter.
After meeting the music marketing executive at her music management firm, Azoff Music Management, in 2002, Aguilera and Bratman married in November 2005 in Napa Valley. They had their son, Max, in January 2008.
While promoting her album Bionic earlier this year, Aguilera didn't shy away from speaking about her family and gave no indication of the impending split, noting that she and Bratman still had "naked Sundays."
"I think it's important that [Max] sees mommy not be ashamed for her sexuality. ... We're art collectors, there are a lot of female nudes around the house. Max will be growing up in a house where it's just the norm. ... It's only weird when you shame it," she said. "I'm more confident and comfortable in my own skin. I think I'm even a more sexual Christina."