Christina Aguilera is opening up about her life as a mother to her two children in the new edition of People that dropped on Friday.
In a new interview, the Beautiful singer-songwriter shared about helping style her eight-year-old daughter’s long locks, all while downplaying her hairdressing skills, and how Summer was the one who pushed her to ‘learn how to do some hair.’
‘She likes to put these little pigtail braids in. So every morning I’m up with her before school, trying to use a spiky comb to split her hair in the back,’ the New York City native explained.
It’s at this point that the five-time Grammy Award winner poked fun at her hair-styling abilities, before giving a nod of respect to mothers all over the world.
‘I am no hairdresser, let me tell you, but God bless being a mom, and we’ll do anything to make our kids feel good,’ she shared.
Opening up: Christina Aguilera, 42, revealed that her daughter Summer ‘pushed’ her to learn how to style her hair before heading off to school, in an interview in the new edition of People
Aguilera, 42, went on to add that as a parent, ‘You want to instill the message that they hold the real beauty.’
The Ain’t No Other Man crooner shares Summer with fiancé Matt Rutler, whom she met in 2009 while he was working as a production assistant on the set of her backstage musical film Burlesque with Cher.
They didn’t start dating until the following year after she filed for divorce from then husband Jordan Bratman, whom she met in 2002 and married three years later.
Aguilera and Bratman’s union also resulted in them welcoming their son Max, now 15, to the world.
It would be another six years until the proud mom gave birth to Summer.
In an era of social media, Aguilera confessed she has found the need to very open and communicative with her daughter about the pros and cons of the wide-reaching platforms.
‘I think it’s great to be open so that we take the stigma out of shame around beauty and making each other feel like something isn’t right,’ she said of her conversations with Summer in the People interview.
She explained, ‘I’ve always been a preacher of feeling good about yourself, doing what’s right for you. What I do might not be for everybody, and vice versa.’
Aguilera also made a point of highlighting the positives that can come out of the use of the social media platforms like Instagram.
‘There are many things that we worry about, especially as moms with social media, but I think that one of the positives is that we can really support each other, share information, and gain a lot of insight from it,’ she said.
Mommy duties: Aguilera also shared about being a mother in the age of social media and the need to be open with her daughter about the pros and cons of the wide-reaching platforms; she is seen with Summer, whom she shares with fiancé Matt Rutler and her son Max, 15, from her first marriage to ex-husband Jordan Bratman
Most recently, in an Instagram post on Thursday, Aguilera reflected on her life on tour with her family, by sharing images of Summer being creative while her mom prepared for her performance in Chile in late February
Creative: As the pop superstar was surveying a venue, ahead of her show Viña del Mar, Chile, Summer ended up drawing the audience sitting in the stands of her mom’s show
Clever: The proud mom also revealed how her daughter keeps track of the various places in the world they visit while on tour with a book of maps
Artist in the making: Aguilera also shared a video of Summer pulling her drawing out of her backpack to show her and others out on tour in Chile
Most recently, in an Instagram post on Thursday, Aguilera reflected on her life on tour with her family.
As the pop superstar was surveying a venue, ahead of her show Viña del Mar, Chile, she stopped and snapped a photo of Summer sitting on the floor drawing an image of ‘momma’s audience and show in Chile.’
‘It’s moments like these that truly make what I do worthwhile,’ she shared in the caption, along with a red heart emoji. ‘Making new memories around the world with my family and seeing my daughter capture her experiences in her own creative way has been the greatest reward.’
Aguilera also included a video in her post of Summer showing off her drawing that depicted a stage and her mother’s audience. Using various colors, the creative youngster drew fans in the stands of the live concert event in late February, which was just a few days ago.
Her daughter also had a book of maps out, seemingly keeping track of where she and her family were traveling while on tour with her mom.
Xtina comes out to play: The five-time Grammy Award winner delivered a passionate performance at the Viña del Mar International Song Festival in Viña del Mar, Chile in late February; while in Chile she also had shows in the captial city of Santiago