Taking some time away from “The Voice”s” judging panel, Christina Aguilera garnered herself some added exposure by covering the November 2013 issue REDBOOK!
While rocking a few poses for Mark Liddell-shot spread, the “Moves Like Jagger” hitmaker dished about leaving the hit NBC competition series for a bit and putting her son first before anything else, including working out.
Check out a few highlights from Miss Aguilera”s interview below. For more, be sure to visit REDBOOK!
On going hiatus from “The Voice”:
“I needed to decompress, wind down the clock and just breathe. I needed to find out who I am outside of that red chair. We did three seasons, and I wanted to disengage and have my life back and be with my son – put my sweatpants on and wipe my makeup off.”
On “The Voice” family:
“I know these guys so well, they really are like my brothers, no joke. There”s a 12-year-old boy in me who loves to come out and play with them.”
On her son:
“If I have to choose between working out and spending time with my son after a hard day, it”s not even a question.”
On her protective mother instincts:
“I have spoken honestly about being born into a home where there was discord and chaos. I saw my mom have a rough time with my dad being very controlling, which is why I push back whenever I feel like someone is trying to box me in. It makes me run for the hills.”