Christina Aguilera is opening up about why she filed for divorce from Jordan Bratman — and mooning over her new man.
“Things were so unhealthy and unhappy for both Jordan and me, I knew I had to end it,” the singer told People magazine. “I really didn’t want to hurt Jordan, and I felt torn about splitting our family up.”
But the mom of Max, 2, realized that “when you’re unhappy in your marriage, your children are the ones who suffer. That’s the last thing I wanted for my son.”
Now the “Burlesque” star is seeing Matthew Rutler, whom she met while he was working as an assistant on the film’s set.
“Once I filed for divorce, we started dating,” she said. “I’m not trying to jump into anything. I just left a five-year marriage. I’m taking it slow and trying to be happy.”
Not so slow, though, that she is afraid to use the L word — “There’s a love there, yes,” Christina said.
Yikes. This does nothing to allay our fears that Xtina’s new romance is too much too soon.
And speaking of moving fast: Taylor Swift is already “love-struck” by new boyfriend Jake Gyllenhaal</b> after five weeks, Us magazine reported. The cutesy couple indeed look giddy together in an affectionate photo snapped on one of their numerous coffee runs.
“It’s definitely serious,” a friend told the tabloid.
The pair have spent time together in the country singer’s home of Nashville, Tenn., along with the Brooklyn, N.Y., neighborhood where the actor’s fellow-movie-star sister Maggie resides.
“She loves his family and he loves hers,” a Taylor insider said.
Well, her parents probably figure that if she is dating an older man, at least it is not John Mayer.
Tabloid tales of abuse seemed far from Britney Spears’ mind when she spent time beau Jason Trawick on Wednesday — the day Star magazine claimed that he had given her a black eye.
The pop singer stopped by her boyfriend and former agent’s Beverly Hills office, and drove off with Jason. The pair appeared unfazed by paparazzi presence.
TMZ sources said Jason insists, along with Britney’s camp, that an audio recording in which a voice purported to be the “Womanizer” singer says he “beat on” her is a fake.
The supposed conversation with ex-husband Jason Alexander never happened, according to Team Britney. In fact, “Britney has not had any form of communication with Mr. Alexander in years.”
And one audio expert told TMZ the recording has been severely “doctored,” while another said the female voice’s “mannerisms” are not consistent with Brit’s.
A source told People magazine that “the couple’s relationship is better [than ever]. Britney and Jason lately have been very happy together.”
The pop star’s camp plans to take legal action over the false allegations.
Kim’s Got Game
Although she spent Thanksgiving with model Gabriel Aubry, Kim Kardashian has been linked to yet another eligible bachelor. The socialite trekked to New Jersey to watch a Nets game, the New York Post reported, with her eye on player Kris Humphries.
They are just friends for now, but the reality TV star’s pals reportedly believe their friendship could develop into something more.
“She’s dating a lot right now,” a friend said.
And they even share an alphabetical connection: Like Kim, Kris has K-named sisters (Krystal and Kaela). Aw, how kute.
Kitty Raymond is an entertainment writer and astrologer. She welcomes feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.