Christina Aguilera is known for some pretty inspirational songs. Songs like “Beautiful,” “Fighter,” “The Voice Within” and “Army of Me,” as well as others, touch on subjects such as positive self-image, finding inner strength and trusting yourself. Besides her music, she also has a lot of wisdom to share with her fans. Here are just seven of her most inspiring interview quotes.
Number Seven: Christina Aguilera on Balancing Her Public Image with Being a Mom
Ever since releasing her single “Dirrty” in 2002, Christina Aguilera’s image has been seen as less than wholesome. Having her first child in 2008, the question became, how would the singer’s sexy image change? When asked by Redbook in 2010 about the difficulty of maintaining both sides, she said “I make an effort to make sure that all parts of me are fulfilled as a woman. I’m not just a mother. I’m not just an entertainer. I do have a sensual side and I never want any part of me to die. My son should grow up seeing mommy follow her heart and do what she thinks is right and express herself as an artist. I want him to appreciate women for being strong. I think that will help him respect women.”
Number Six: Her Advice to Her Voice Contestants
Since joining the original cast of The Voice in 2011, Christina Aguilera had the opportunity to impart some of her music experience on her contestants. When asked in 2012 by Billboard what her best advice for her contestants would be, she talked about how they need to not pay as much attention to their training and being perfect, saying, “Everything can’t be so structured, so learned or taught. You guys have an individual self in all of you.”
Number Five: On Paying Attention to Tabloids
Christina Aguilera has been the subject of much tabloid discussion over the years, the effect of being in the public eye since she was 19. However, she doesn’t let that affect her. At the 2012 Film & TV Conference, she said that she doesn’t even have time for the “static noise.” “I don’t look at the good, I don’t look at the bad. Because once you start believing that stuff, even if it’s good… I don’t want to ever believe my own hype, I want to stay hungry, stay eager, and I want to be the best that I can be. And I think that’s able to be accomplished by staying on your toes.”
Number Four: Her Advice to Other Women
Christina Aguilera has gone through a lot as a woman. She has dealt with body issues and sexism, as well as motherhood, marriage and divorce. In 2016, she told Women’s Health that she would tell other women, “Don’t be too hard on yourself! If you’re not feeling confident on a certain day, you have to let that go, and own, ‘Yeah, I’m not feeling confident today’ and you move on and try to enjoy the best you can. I’m not into deprivation; I’m not into suffering into getting a great body or the body that you want. I’m into enjoying life, being conscious and aware, but also breathing into yourself and owning what you got.”
Number Three: On Her Body Image
Aguilera has been on both sides of the weight issue, with a lot of people who have criticized her for putting on weight after the birth of her first child. In 2012, she addressed her body image head on to Marie Claire Magazine, saying, “I’ve been through my highs, I’ve been through my lows; I’ve been through the gamut of all things in this business. Being too thin. Being bigger. I’ve been criticized for being on both sides of the scale. It’s noise I block out automatically. I love my body. My boyfriend loooves my body. My son is healthy and happy, so that’s all that matters to me.” She continues, “It’s all about how I feel in my clothes. What looks good on one person might not look good on another body type. I happen to be very confident in my own skin. It takes time to get to that place, but it’s all about embracing yourself and your body.”
Number Two: On Regrets
Known to take bold risks in her music and style choices, Aguilera has proven herself to be a pop visionary. Having been in the music industry for more than 25 years, she doesn’t regret a single one of her choices. She told ABC News in 2012, “I don’t believe in regrets. Life is too short to not take chances.”
Number One: On Forgiving Her Father
Christina Aguilera and her mother left her father when Christina was just six years old. The next time she would see her father would be in 2009, and though she no longer blames him, she doesn’t want to have that negativity in her life. She told Latina Magazine in 2010, “There’s always room for forgiveness. And I do forgive – but you grow up and make choices for your family.” She has since invited the idea of having lunch with her father, telling Latina two years later, “maybe it’s time.” Thank you for reading our list of 7 of Christina Aguilera’s most inspirational interview quotes. We hope you enjoyed it!