According to pop star Christina Aguilera, 2011 wasn’t the best year for her.
The mother-of-one opens up about her struggles, her very publicized weight gain in the past year and how she has been handling single motherhood in the February issue of Marie Claire.
Christina says that despite the criticism she’s received for being either too thin or too big by the press, she loves her body just the way it is. She says: “I’ve been through my highs, I’ve been through my lows; I’ve been through the gamut of all things in this business. Being too thin. Being bigger. I’ve been criticized for being on both sides of the scale. It’s noise I block out automatically. I love my body. My boyfriend loooves my body. My son is healthy and happy, so that’s all that matters to me.”
The chart topper also says that single motherhood is no walk in the park. She tells the magazine: “It’s hard not having the consistency of a partnership on a daily basis. 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.”
For more on her interview with Marie Claire and her hopes for 2012, check it out here.