It’s old news now that Christina Aguilera is getting a divorce from her husband of five years, Jordan Bratman. But, it is new news that she’s already moved on and seems to have found herself a new man.
Christina and what people are reporting as her new beau, Matthew D. Rutler, a production assistant, met on the set of her new film, Burlesque. The paparazzi caught them out on a double date with Nicole Richie and Joel Madden just a couple of weeks after Christina announced her divorce. And this past weekend, they were seen walking hand and hand leaving Christina’s hotel.
But not everyone thinks that these two are getting hot and heavy behind the scenes. Matthew’s mom, Kathleen Rutler, says he and Christina are just friends.
“Christina needs a shoulder to cry on and an ear to listen to her problems, and that is exactly what Matthew is doing.”
I’m not so sure about that. But even if Christina and Matthew are just friends, it’s always risky to be seen (over and over again) with a man right after you’ve announced a divorce. People will always speculate that their relationship is much more than friendship, even though friendship is probably what she needs at the moment.
Out of respect for her soon-to-be ex-husband, Christina will not divulge the reasons for their divorce, and says she is “just trying to figure out how to make it through each day.” That sounds pretty depressing.
With the release of her first feature film, Burlesque hitting theaters tomorrow, does Christina really need the added pressure of a boyfriend on her plate?