In 1999 Christina Aguilera burst on to the pop scene and became just as known for showing off her super-slim body in skimpy clothes as she was for belting out the high notes. Thirteen years later she produced six albums, given birth, gotten divorced and has a very different, very voluptuous figure -- and she says she's happy.
According to Us Weekly, "The Voice" coach told reporters at the Television Critics Association conference on Friday:
"I've been on all spectrums [weight-wise], I've been in this [business] for a long time ... You can never be too much of anything," she said. "You can never bee too perfect, too thin, too curvy, voluptuous this that. I've been all sides of the spectrum as far as any female in this business."
It's true that Aguilera is not the stick-figure she once was, and it's her curvier figure combined with her apparent distaste for pants and penchant to dress like she still has a teenage metabolism that has brought her some unkind words from both the public and other celebrities.
"Fashion Police" co-host Kelly Osbourne, who battled her own weight problems, seemed to take pleasure in Aguilera's weight gain, once remarking on her show, "[Aguilera] called me fat for years. I was never that fat." On the same episode, co-host Joan Rivers quipped, "Lady Marmalade got into the peanut better again."
At the conference, the 31-year-old singer and mother to a 3-year-old son, admits she believes women are "definitely under a microscope and under massive scrutiny," but Aguilera says that she's "very confident" with her body.
"I think my video works over the years have spoken to that .... As you know, 'Dirty' and so on and 'Lady Marmalade," she said referencing videos where she's showed a lot of skin. "I've been no stranger to being very comfortable in my own skin to take those risks, to take those chances."
"As long as I'm happy in my own skin, that's all I need," she said. "I'm happy with where I'm at. I have a boyfriend that loves my body. I love my body. My son is healthy and happy. That's all that matters."
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