In both her music and in interviews, Christina Aguilera has been fairly open about the emotional and physical abuse she witnessed and endured from her father Fausto Aguilera while growing up.
In fact, the last time Xtina saw her estranged father was back in 1999.
But, the singer is ready to move on and has suggested that she would like to reconnect with him and perhaps even have lunch with him one of these days.
She recently said:
"I've talked about how rough things were for me and I'm sure he's heard it. 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.
Growing up I did not feel safe. Feeling powerless is the worst feeling in the world. I turned to singing as an outlet. The pain at home is where my love for music came from."
Christina's dad Fausto has denied he ever hit Christina though. Back in 2002, he said:
"My relationship with her mother was tense and I wasn't perfect. But I love Christina and her sister Rachel. I never abused them in any way and they know that. Shelly and I disagreed on a lot of things and we both had hot tempers. I'm sorry to have ever raised a hand to my wife, but it was never brutal like Ike and Tina Turner."
Christina also talks about her failed marriage to Jordan Bratman. She says:
"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."
At least there are no regrets, right? Besides, she got a beautiful son Max out of her marriage.
We think it's great that Christina is ready to move on and is willing to meet with her father. It will definitely help heal a lot of wounds.
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