Christina Aguilera: "I Embrace My Body"
After dealing with a multitude of tabloid opinions about her body, Christina Aguilera remains proud of her body.
The mother-of-two told People, "I embrace my body, and I embrace everything about myself. Coming full circle is a celebration of freedom and happiness because that's what [my new album] Lotus is representing. I'm embracing everything that I've grown to be and learned to be."
On leaving her 20s and having children, the "Dirty" singer admits, "Some people are afraid of change and [feel] that getting older is a bad thing, but I really love maturing and gaining wisdom. And the experience of being pregnant and having a child and seeing what a woman's body can do is amazing."
She put her body to work recently on the cover of her new album cover. Speaking about appearing nude, she explains, "It's very interesting, because I don't see that album cover as being nude at all. I actually feel very covered and it's all about embracing white light and freedom, and I didn't want it to be about too much fashion. I wanted it to be raw, real and free and a celebration of life and the woman I've become." Lotus hits stores on November 13th.