Christina Aguilera Talks Priorities in REDBOOK November 2013

Christina Aguilera Talks Priorities in REDBOOK November 2013

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.”