Christina: How I'm Handling the Split
Family, friends helping—is one of those friends LiLo's ex?
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 21, 2010 8:29 AM CDT
In this March 23, 2007 file photo originally provided by Starpix, singer Christina Aguilera and her husband Jordan Bratman attend a party at the Marquee club in New York.   (AP Photo/Dave Allocca, Starpix, file)
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(Newser) – In the wake of her split from hubby Jordan Bratman, Christina Aguilera opens up to Redbook. “It’s not easy,” she says. “Thankfully, I have my mom and a small group of close friends who are there for me 24/7 and whom I can trust and depend on.” (One of those friends is Lindsay Lohan's ex, Samantha Ronson—with whom Aguilera has been romantically linked, the Sun notes.)

“On days when it feels impossible to even get out of bed, much less function as a mother, their support and encouragement have kept me moving forward,” Aguilera continues. Of course, Radar has a much less optimistic story: Aguilera was seen at a Los Angeles hospital days before filing for divorce, and was “bleeding from her mouth and had a bit of a busted lip” along with other “bumps and red bruises,” a source says. “Jordan told the nurses she had fallen down.” For more on the divorce filing, click here.