In the February 2012 issue of Marie Claire, Christina Aguilera talks about her body image and the “rough year” she had last year following her divorce.
First, the singer dismissed her much-publicized weight gain. “I’ve been through my highs, I’ve been through my lows; I’ve been through the gamut of all things in this business,” she said. “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.”
Aguilera also indicated that 2010, which she admitted was a “rough year,” made her even stronger. “Between my divorce and the other things I went through, a lot happened. But when you’re a celebrity and under a microscope, it’s 58 million times harder,” she explained. “I grew an even thicker skin after that hard year.”
Check out more photos of Christina Aguilera in Marie Claire below, and read her full interview here.