Aguilera: I’m childish with boys

Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera feels like a “12-year-old boy” around Adam Levine.

The blonde star has returned as a mentor for the US version of talent show The Voice, where she is joined by Adam, Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton. Christina has no problem being the only female on the panel, in fact it makes her feel like a kid again.

“I know these guys so well. They really are like my brothers, no joke,” she told the November issue of Redbook. “There’s a 12 year-old-boy in me who loves to come out and play with them.”

The 32-year-old singer took time out from The Voice during the fourth season. She made the decision so she could spend more time with her five-year-old son Max.

“I needed to decompress, wind down the clock and just breathe. I needed to find out who I am outside of that red chair,” she explained. “We did three seasons, and I wanted to disengage and have my life back and be with my son – put my sweatpants on and wipe my make-up off.”

Christina makes it clear that nothing is more important than her role as a mom. She puts Max, her son with ex-husband Jordan Bratman, before everything else in her life.

“If I have to choose between working out and spending time with my son after a hard day, it’s not even a question,” she insisted.

Christina also admits that her troubled childhood has made her a very protective parent. She always wants Max to feel safe and happy at home.

“I have spoken honestly about being born into a home where there was discord and chaos. I saw my mom have a rough time with my dad being very controlling, which is why I push back whenever I feel like someone is trying to box me in. It makes me run for the hills,” she added.

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