Max Bratman Hits the Shops With Dad

12/15/2009 at 03:00 PM ET
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Sharing a giggle with dad Jordan Bratman, 23-month-old Max Liron helped out with some holiday shopping — for Christina Aguilera, perhaps? — on Monday in Beverly Hills, Calf.

Although Jordan’s family is Jewish, the Aguilera-Bratmans celebrate Christmas as well — Christina and Max were spotted picking out a tree recently!

Click below to see Jordan giving Max a smooch!

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R on

Aww in the first picture it looks like Max is telling dad a story or something.So precious!!

french gigi on

i was watching christina’s true hollywood story and i have to say that jordan just sounds like such a good supportive wonderful amazing man. i am happy for them and i hope they have more kids.

Amy on

Anyone know what kind of shoes he has on?

Kaitlyn on

He’s so cute! For some reason when he’s with Jordan, I think he looks like Christina and vice versa.

Katie on

My friend thinks he is all Christina, but I still say all Jordan. He is growing up to be so cute! I hope she has another little one in the next year or two!

JC on

HAPPY HANUKKAH To Max and family. what a cute boy he is!

Allie-Rose on

It’s great to see Max with Jordan for once!

Lisa on

I think Max is adorable and that Chistina and Jordan are a wonderful couple! I love love love Max’s hair! He is definitly one loved child! Most of the time when mom and dad are 2 different religions the child is whatever the mother is or is both… so i’m guessing they are raising Max Jewish but also celebrating christmas for Christina. I think it’s great to expose children to all different religions.

stacee on

Awww, little Maxx looks exactly like his dad.

Jane on

I think he looks like Christina all the way.

Shirelle on

He dosent look like Christina! He looks like Jordan all the way except for the hair!

JM on

to me this is one child who absolutely looks like his dad. i can’t see how anyone could say he looks more like christina, he has all of his dad’s features. the second picture is especially cute.

Erika on

He’s all his father with lighter coloring.

Jennifer on

I think this pic is so adorable! It made my heart melt :)

He is one celeb baby who is absolutely the perfect mix of his parents. I think he looks like Jordan AND Christina and I don’t think he favors either one more or less than the other, really.

Chris on

What an adorable father-son moment! Max looks just like his dad here but he also looks like Christina’s little brother.

Nicole on

It’s not possible to be both Jewish and Christian. You either believe in Jesus or not. I don’t understand families who “celebrate” both. It means you’re not really getting at the true meaning of either…
:(

Meesh on

I think Max is one of the most understated celeb tots. He is such a cutie. Unfortunately, I think the paps scare him which is why we rarely see him smile. His shy little smile in these pics is adorable! This is one beautiful family. :)

angered on

Nicole, seriously? While Judism IS a religion it is also considered an ethnicity by many. A Heritage if you may.

Fact. Jesus was Jewish. Fact. Judism studies the old testament of the bible.

Aside from that there are subsects of Judism that believe in Jesus but practice the ways of Judism such as their holidays.

Regardless, I think Jordan and Christina are doing the right thing by exposing him to both religions. Max is really young and can make up HIS mind what to believe when he gets older. I appreciate the fact that neither parent is “force feeding” their specific belief on their child.

nettrice on

Nicole, Jesus was Jewish.

Anna on

I do understand what Nicole says, it seems impossible to me to have 2 religions. But I think you can celebrate both, many people that don’t believe in anything still celebrate Christmas just as a holiday without any religious connection.

eva on

I’ve been trying my best not to read posts anymore but here I am again. Yes,Jesus was Jewish and while I know many families who celebrate both Hanukkah and Christmas to keep two traditions alive it is not possible to have Jewish and Christian beliefs at the same time. Either you are Christian and believe that Jesus was the son of God and the messiah or you are Jewish and stick to a different code of ethics and belief.I am Jewish and have been to Christmas parties with friends to wish them a happy holiday but Christmas in Jewish home is like fasting in Ramadan as a Christian.Why?It doesn’t make sense, what type of statement or mixture is that?

My child is being raised in a Jewish home and knows a lot more about Christianity,Islam and Buddhism than the average 10 year old.She has been to Mosques and religious events of many kinds to learn but not to get all the good parties of each religion.There are thousands of great,lovely faiths and doctrines out there and when she is old enough she will choose one.For now we are sticking to Judaism,living Jewish ethics and not trying to be a little bit of everything at the same time.

In my opinion it is not possible to be Jewish and Christian,even if you are a completely secular Jew that sees it as heritage and culture.Lifestyles and understanding of the world are profoundly different.Equally respectable,valid and beautiful of course,but not identical or interchangeable.

Carrie on

I have a better question….
WHO CARES?!?!

I couldn’t care less is they celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah. Obviously they’re are some differences in OPINION, so whats it matter…

Why does everyone have to criticize these posts to death, can’t we say cute kid and move on…

Nicole on

Eva, you said it all very well. My post stemmed from my being sad that children aren’t raised with religion much these days. I teach in a public school and some of the things I see here, well, I just wish these parents would give their children more of a solid foundation to stand on. I don’t care what that foundation is, but pick one, teach it, live it. I am very open to TEACHING children about many religions. It’s great for children to know about diversity and learn about other people’s beliefs and cultures and religions, etc. But, please let that child have one of their own. Don’t let them wait until they’re older to choose. Give them a foundation now (not “force-fed”, but taught with love) and then if they choose otherwise when they’re older, so be it. Well said, Eva, and it sounds like what you’re doing for your daughter is giving her a wonderful education about the world while still showing her that it’s important to believe in something fully with all of your heart. I wish there were more parents like you… :)

Kate on

I am Christian and my husband is Muslim. Are religions are very important to us. Its called compromise. My kids celebrate his holidays and my kids celebrate my holidays. We will let the kids decide when they get older what religion they chose to participate in. Ironically our 8 year old daugther gravitates to her father’s religion, while my son prefers to go to Church with me.

It is possible to combine both religions. Jesus was Jewish and my husband’s faith considers him a prophet. I consider him my lord and savior. We celebrate our differences and honestly that is the true meaning of any religion. Only our God can judge what we do.

Isabella on

I am sorry to get so off topic here, but I have to weigh in on the religion “debate”. I agree with Nicole’s first comment, and I think Eva did a great job explaining it. As a Christian, you believe in Jesus as the Messiah, and that no one can get to the father except through him. Muslims believe he was a prophet and a great teacher, but not a savior and anyone who thinks such is guilty of idolatry. I am not too familiar with Jewish beliefs on this matter, but I suppose they just see him as a liar. Either way, they are all very conflicting beliefs, which is why I wonder, how important can your religion really be to you if you’re willing to compromise on the biggest aspect of it? I have no problem with people learning about other religions, but it’s impossible to be two at the same time. And instead of sending a message of acceptance to your children, I think all it teaches them is that neither really matters. And no, this isn’t “judging”, if anyone wants to pull that card. It’s an observation that’s rooted in what should be common sense. If you really believe in your beliefs, then stick to them. Don’t pretend that two opposing religions can be intertwined. Anyway, I’ve said my piece, and I fully expect to get flamed for it, but I don’t care. Flame on.

Nicole on

Isabella this part of what you said got to the root of what I was thinking – - I have no problem with people learning about other religions, but it’s impossible to be two at the same time. And instead of sending a message of acceptance to your children, I think all it teaches them is that neither really matters.

That’s exactly it. That’s what made me sad. It’s just teaching them that neither really matters. And that’s where the problem is in this society.

Whitney on

whats so wrong with having a tree and a menorah…… hell chose his set ov beliefs when and if he chooses to when he is old enough…

yes my religious technicality he is Christian but his dad was raised Jewish and wants to hold on to that set of beliefs….

My Mom is Roman Catholic My Dad is a Jew and I am an atheist – but the spirit of the holiday is always fun!

Nicole on

See, Whitney, as a Christian, I disagree. I think atheists are entitled to their own opinion as everyone is, but you shouldn’t celebrate the BIRTH of CHRIST. If you want a time to celebrate good fellowship and being a kind person and sharing gifts, create your own holiday…

Anna on

Nicole slight problem with your feeling about people who aren’t christian (i.e., atheists) celebrating the birth of Christ… hate to break it to you but Christmas (Dec. 25th) isn’t the birth of Christ either. There are many who feel that the day chosen by the Catholic church to celebrate was actually the day of the pagan holiday Dies Natalis Solis Invicti (latin for “the birthday of the unconquered Sun”). Winter festivals also tended to be the most popular of festivals amongst pre-christian cultures (due to less agricultural work and looking forward to the better weather of spring) with many of the customs of those festivals being appropriated into the Christmas holiday, ie: gift-giving and merrymaking from Roman Saturnalia; greenery, lights, and charity from the Roman New Year; and Yule logs and various foods from Germanic feasts. Pagan Scandinavia celebrated a winter festival called Yule, held in the late December to early January period. As Northern Europe was the last part to Christianize, its pagan traditions had a major influence on Christmas. Scandinavians still call Christmas Jul. In English, the word Yule is synonymous with Christmas. Lastly I think the introduction of Saint Nick, or Santa has further desecularized (I don’t think that is a word) this holiday.

I think the custom of Christmas is a lovely one but it is not strictly a christian one. It’s a human one – a time when we can appreciate each other through gifts and merryment and charity.

JM on

nicole what about atheists? my husband and i are atheists and are not indoctrinating our children. if they choose to be religious when they grow up that is their choice, but while they are children we choose not to label them. they learn about religions sure, just as they learn about other cultures, but not that one religion is “more true” than another. my children have a very clear moral foundation without religion.

and what anna mentioned is true, please don’t think that christmas is ACTUALLY the birth of christ. most christian holidays were actually just hijacked from pagan celebrations. pagans had a celebration around the same time that christmas now is long before christmas even existed.

mp on

I’m not a fan of her music, but Christina and Jordan are some of the most hands-on celebrity parents around. The only others who can rival them are the Stefani-Rossdales and the Ritchie-Maddens.

Terri on

I think Max looks like both his mother and his father. There is a lot of Christina in him, even though his father’s features kind of overshadow his mother’s features.

Sami on

Wow, I can see both parents in Max. These are really sweet photos. I am so glad that their marriage seems to be going well and they seem to be such a happy family. I admit I was a bit skeptical at first when they got married.

And if Max celebrates both Christmas and Hanukkah… I don’t see why it should be a big deal. I assume Max is Christian (I never heard of Christina converting or Max being converted). I don’t think there is anything un-Christian about celebrating Hanukkah!! Just because you believe that Jesus Christ is the messiah doesn’t mean that you can’t believe and celebrate the victory that the Maccabees won for G-d and the miracle that was performed.

sarawara on

I love Jordan. He’s so sweet and NORMAL! CBB should totally do an “End of the Year Hottest Hands-On Dads.” Jordan, Seal and Tobey Maguire are all at the top of the list for me! There are so many dead beats… we should totally praise the good dads!

sarawara on

And on a side note… you can be Jewish by race, nationality or culture and Christian by faith at the same time. I am. Many of the first followers of Christ were Jewish people. I celebrate all the feasts and all of the Christian holidays with my family. They are quite harmonious.

CelebBabyLover on

Sam- Well, Christina and Jordan DID have a Bris for Max….but I do see your point. It’s still possible that Max is not techincally Jewish. :)

CelebBabyLover on

Oh, and for what it’s worth, Jordan and Christina were married by a Rabbi, so it sounds like, at the very least, Christina follows Jewish tradition. :)

Hillary on

I love that Jordan always wears his NY cap!

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