Christina Aguilera Met Her Fiancé Matt Rutler While Working on ‘Burlesque’

Singing sensation Christina Aguilera has sold more than 43 million records worldwide and is one of only four female artists to top the Billboard Hot 100 charts over three consecutive decades.

While the six-time Grammy award-winning artist is known for her risque lyrics and tight-fitting leather wardrobe, not many know the personal side of the former Voice coach. Like many celebrity relationships, Aguilera prefers to keep her family life private.

Christina Aguilera and Matthew Rutler smiling
(L-R) Christina Aguilera and Matthew Rutler | Stefano Rellandini/Getty Images

The “Say Something” diva, who is divorced, shares a daughter with her long-time fiance, whom she met on the set of her first feature-length film.

Who is Aguilera’s fiancé? 

In 2009, the “What a Girl Wants” singer accepted her first movie role, starring alongside Cher in Burlesque. According to Entertainment Weekly, more than a decade later, the on-screen musical is an “enduring cult phenomenon that’s still inspiring everything from drag queen revues to viral internet moments.”

It was on the set of Burlesque that Aguilera met her fiancé, Matt Rutler, who was working on the film as a production assistant. The couple hit it off almost instantly, and the following year the “Lady Marmalade” singer filed for divorce from music producer Jordan Bratman.

According to Bustle, in 2013, after several years of dating, Aguilera and Rutler became pregnant with their first child and moved into a Mulholland Estates home together. On Valentine’s Day in 2014, the couple got engaged, posting a romantic beach photo on Twitter with the caption, “He asked and I said…”

It has been almost eight years since the 41-year-old performer announced her engagement but, to date, the couple has not gotten married. That’s not to say they aren’t still head over heels for one another. 

Aguilera recently posted a birthday message to Rutler on her Instagram account with a video montage set to the song “Simply the Best.” The caption on the loving tribute stated that her fiancé is a “devoted, loving and thoughtful parent & partner.” She continued saying, “I’m proud of you and will always be in your corner … cheering you on to keep shining and succeeding in all your wildest dreams. Love you baby.”

How many kids does the pop star have?

In the early ’90s, Aguilera appeared on The All-New Mickey Mouse Club with Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Ryan Gosling, and Keri Russell. She remained on the show for seven years until becoming a breakout sensation with her hit single “Genie in a Bottle.”

While the former Voice judge is no longer a Mouseketeer, she now has a child the same age she was when she started in the entertainment industry. She shares a 14-year-old son, Max, with Bratman, her ex-husband, to whom she was married to from 2005 to 2011.

According to US Weekly, she “has maintained an amicable co-parenting relationship with Bratman.” On Instagram, the singer claimed, “We make blended families work. It’s a beautiful thing.” 

The MTV Video Music Award winner also has a daughter that she shares with Rutler. Aguilera’s daughter, Summer Rain Rutler, was born in 2014 and is currently 7-years old. The mom of two revealed in an interview with Haute Living, “Everything I’ve pretty much decided to do has been influenced by [my kids], but at the same time, I need to make sure that I don’t lose myself and that I always stay grounded in what’s important for me.”

The New York native explained, “That’s part of the example I want to impose on them: to follow your heart and not lose yourself when life changes.”

When is Aguilera getting married?

Despite not yet marrying Rutler, the bilingual artist follows her heart every day, enjoying precious time with her family.

Aguilera has never been in a rush to walk down the aisle again. After the birth of her daughter, the Las Vegas performer told People magazine, “Our love is secure enough that we don’t need a wedding to prove our love or commitment.”

According to Idol Persona, the singer’s first 2005 wedding ceremony in Napa Valley cost approximately $2 million. Aguilera may not be in a hurry to repeat the extravagant event and is enjoying her lengthy engagement, which has now gone on for more than eight years.

The “Fighter” singer currently announced she is going back out on tour, kicking off the European summer schedule with a stop at the Los Angeles Pride Festival On June 11, 2022.

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