Christina Aguilera has got a full life between raising kids and kicking off her new Las Vegas residency.
The 38-year-old was on “Good Morning America” on Monday, talking about her Vegas show “Christina Aguilera: The Xperience” and more.
Describing her new show as “a safe space to be yourself,” Aguilera explained, “It represents the fact that, no matter who we are or where we come from, we all have to wear a mask on some level.
“We have to show up for work, show up for our kids. Like, be somebody for somebody else at all times, as mothers … whoever you are. This is a place where, for one night, take your mask off, put a different one on, be whoever you want to be.”
Speaking about being the mother of two kids, Aguilera said, “My creative side and Mommy are two very different things. And I like it that way. I’m ‘sweat pants and no makeup’ at home and reading bedtime stories, and having that connected time before they go to sleep at night. That’s important to me.”
Aguilera also reflected on the arc of her career, including the more difficult times.
“Looking back on my career, there’s been moments where … I didn’t feel like it totally represented where I wanted to come from,” she admitted.
But music remains one of the most important things in Aguilera’s life.
“I grew up really fast, living in a home where there was a lot of chaos. It was tough, you know, going through … domestic violence and the surroundings that I was in,” she said. “Music was my escape. It was my enclosed, safe space.”
Now, everything in her life and career has led up to her Vegas show, which Aguilera describes as “a piece of my heart.”