Christina Aguilera in October's Cosmopolitan UK Magazine

Christina Aguilera Talks Men, Marriage and Motherhood

Christina Aguilera is Cosmopolitan UK's gorgeous October covergirl. She posed for some fun photos and spoke exclusively to the magazine about keeping her marriage sexy, her man Jordan Bratman, her advice to her 16 year old self, as well as lots more. Here are some extracts:

  • On keeping marriage interesting: “Marriage unites you and makes you official, but it didn’t change our relationship… We’ve been married for five years now, and I think the secret is in always keeping it interesting. You have to make time for yourselves… I leave little lipstick marks on the bathroom mirror for when he wakes up, and little notes written in lipstick on the mirror and in the shower. Little notes, little cards, little ‘I love yous’ here and there - just to keep things fun and alive.”
  • On romance: “We’re both pretty romantic, but I think he takes the cake. I have this thing where if I find something in a magazine that I love, I rip it out and give it to him for ideas for birthdays - because you know how people always ask your partner what you want? Then sometimes, if I’m having a stressful week or working myself hard, he’ll do things like put a card on my pillow with, like, a locket I saw that I love - out of the blue and just for nothing - and it’ll be like, ‘Just because you’re a hard-working mum, you do it all, I’m so proud of you.’ That’s how he is. It doesn’t have to be Valentine’s Day or our anniversary. He just does it.”
  • On her body: “I found it very empowering to get my body back after having my son. I didn’t feel at my sexiest during pregnancy - your body just isn’t yours; it’s your child’s during that time and I wasn’t even thinking about being sexual. So it was empowering to have it back, and to feel like my breasts were mine again.”

To read what Christina has to say about sexiness, her man and the lessons she's learned, read on.

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  • On sexiness: “I think what [my husband] finds sexiest is those times when he’s not supposed to see anything, but catches a glimpse. It’s so male, and a total visual thing. On the other hand, I feel at my sexiest right before I step into a bubble bath. I love it. I love the feeling of it.”
  • On what's attractive: “Confidence, ambition, drive… Those are all sexy qualities to me… Did my husband check all the right boxes? Well, the overall picture for me is in someone’s heart, how they exude their personality. The thing I remember about him is that as soon as he walked into a room, he’d light it up with his smile and his carefree attitude, and I was like, ‘I need that in my life!’ He has a positive, happy factor.”
  • On Jordan: “[He is] an amazing father. Having Max has brought us closer together. He changed the first nappy while I was in bed recovering from my C-section - and he’s been so hands-on ever since. When I see them together it makes my heart sing and melt at the same time.”
  • On lessons learned: “If I could go back and tell my 16-year-old self anything about men, it’d be this: ‘You don’t need bad boys. They’re irrelevant to the big picture. I know that when my son reaches his teens, I’m going to be thankful I had a boy - the teen years are tougher for girls, and for their mums.”