Christina Aguilera’s friends are worried about her recent behaviour, especially after being arrested earlier this week for public intoxication.
“She’s not being honest with herself,” a pal of the Burlesque actress told People Magazine.
“She’s saying she’s this strong independent woman and she’s fine, but what she’s not stepping back to realize is that moving on after a divorce is not easy.”
The 30-year-old pop star has found a new boyfriend in Matthew Rutler, who was also arrested for investigation of driving under the influence.
Her friends are apparently worried about their relationship.
“There’s a real concern about this guy, and a lot of her friends feel she needs to get away from him,” the friend said. “Hopefully, what happened [on Tuesday] is a real wake up call.”
“She is going out more and drinking more,” the friend continues. “She feels she is embracing her freedom and enjoying life … but now friends are hoping that she takes a step back and focuses on herself for a while.”
Aguilera divorced husband Jordan Bratman in October but her actions show that the effects of divorce must still be very fresh.
“She thinks she’s gotten her life together and has already moved on,” the source continues, “when maybe she still needs to process it some more.”
Although Aguilera has split from Bratman, he is still on her side.
“Jordan has been really wonderful through all this,” the source says. “He’s been really understanding. [He and Christina] are rebuilding their friendship.”