It's shaping up to be the week of celebrity breakups. Not long after David Arquette's call to Howard Stern on Tuesday morning (October 12) to discuss his split with wife Courteney Cox, Christina Aguilera issued a statement to confirm her separation from husband Jordan Bratman.
"Although Jordan and I are separated, our commitment to our son Max remains as strong as ever," Aguilera said in the statement.
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 have 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."
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."