Christina Aguilera: Max 'Motivates Me to Play and Have Fun'

01/06/2010 at 04:00 PM ET
Courtesy Marie Claire

Having recently begun shooting for her first feature film — Burlesque, costarring Cher — and recently wrapped her fourth studio album, Bionic, Christina Aguilera packs a lot into a day.

The 29-year-old songstress tells the February issue of Marie Claire, however, that no matter how busy her career keeps her that day begins and ends with son Max Liron, turning 2 next week.

“It’s really important that I’m the first thing he sees when he wakes up in the morning and the last thing he sees before bed.”

Max’s influence is apparent in Christina’s music, which she admits has changed since becoming a mom. “I had a really hard time being light before,” she notes. “I’d get a little weird about it being too cliché.”

While her first record featured pop music, at the urging of producers, her second and third albums were more dark and carried “some sort of relation to my past,” she explains. With Bionic, however, Christina says she is “just about the future.” She adds,

“[It’s about] my son in my life, motivating me to want to play and have fun.”

Max is Christina’s first child with husband Jordan Bratman.

Source: Marie Claire; February issue

FILED UNDER: News , Parenting

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Sarah on

That picture really captures how much Max looks like her! I really didn’t think they looked alike but this picture it makes it obvious!

electra on

She looks really nice on this cover! Too often she looks like she’s wearing clown makeup. Here she looks younger, clean and fresh.

Blue on

@Sarah…I completely agree! That was my first thought as well that you could really her in Max. I always thought he resembled his Father more but her sure does look like Mama too.

Anette on

Christina is so beautiful, I’m a big fan of hers! And Max is such a cutie! He looks like both Christina and Jordan, but he also resembles his uncle Mikey (Christina’s brother). I wonder when they will have another baby?! =)

cris on

@blue: Totally agree with you- that is the first thing I thought when I saw this pic!

Melly on

I love that she turned out to be the most normal of all the pop stars who hit fame around the same time she did. She seems so deserving of a peaceful, loving life with her husband and little boy. I always like reading interviews with her, because she comes across as really grateful for what she has, and that she really enjoys being a wife and a mother. She seems like she’s really done things right, and it’s nice to see.

Terri on

Christina looks beautiful here. I can’t wait for her album and movie to be released.

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