Well, when it comes to the news that they're living apart, we guess it's not that easy to hide.
Now Nick has finally responded to the rumors, and his answer confirms our worst fears for the pair. He said:
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But now there's a whole NEW generation of pop loving tweens who were mere babes during Xtina's Stripped down era, and the theatrical diva extraordinaire wants to bring allll the messages of her 2002 smash success to their discerning, young ears!
"There's a song called 'Army of Me' [on Lotus] which is sort of a 'Fighter' 2.0.
There is a new generation of fans from a younger demographic that might not have been with me all the way but that watch me on the show now.
I feel like every generation should be able to enjoy and have their piece of 'Fighter' within. This time, the way it musically came together it just felt right for this time and this generation.
There's always going to be a fighter in me getting through some obstacle and some hurdle."
Yea, girl, appeal to that coveted youth demographic! Smart business move, oh Mother of Spandex!
Stripped was Xtina's first break from her teeny-popper, Genie in A Bottle, princess persona, and included image-defining hits Beautiful, Dirrty, and the super power anthem Fighter.
We ADORED Stripped, and cannot wait to hear similar sounds with a modern, club-infused twist!
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