Christina Aguilera Wants to Reconnect with Estranged Father

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Christina Aguilera has never been one to shy away from interviews. In a very candid talk with Latina magazine, she reveals that her very public issues with her father are unresolved — and that she thinks it’s about time they reconnect. 

“I’ve talked about how rough things were for me and I’m sure he’s heard it,” she says. “He can’t be thrilled about it. So maybe one day we can do lunch…I’m 31 years old now. Maybe it’s time.”

The Voice judge also talks about the show, getting older, and her controversial Spanish-language album: 

On getting married and divorced young: “Was I too young? Not at all. I did the exact right thing at the time… I definitely wasn’t too young. I have always been older than my age.”

On growing older: “I was on the set of a film and the choreographer was 19 and I looked around at all the dancers and I was like, Whoa! I’m the oldest person in this room. When did that happen?”

On resting up from the intensity of shooting The Voice: “When I’m shooting The Voice, it’s intense. On a day like today, my ex has my son and we are not shooting, so I slept and I just slept. I love doing everything in my bed. Eating, sleeping…It’s my domain and my throne…I do it all in my bed.”

On how she handles gossip and brutal reviews: “I don’t read them. Ever…Why read what people are saying – good or bad?”

On criticisms of not being Latina enough: “I’ve dealt with that my whole life. I don’t speak the language fluently. And I’m split right down the middle, half Irish and half Ecuadorean. I should not have to prove my ethnicity to anyone. I know who I am.”

On planning another Spanish-language album: “I wouldn’t be questioned if I looked more stereotypically Latina. Whatever that is. All I know is no one can tell me I’m not a proud Latina woman…I dove headfirst into a Spanish-language album for that reason and I’m planning another one even though I don’t speak the language. I’m sure that doesn’t sit well with some people.”