Christina Aguilera — on a media blitz to promote her new NBC show The Voice — appears Tuesday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and opens up about her divorce, her new man, and her now infamous Super Bowl flub.
In the pre-taped interview, Ellen says to the Beautiful singer: “And you have a new boyfriend….” to which Aguilera laughingly responds: “I didn’t know you were going to ask me about that?” Ellen then responds: “I’m not asking, I’m just telling you in case you don’t know. You don’t have to respond but you have a new boyfriend.”
Christina: “There is someone very lovely in my life. Yes.”
Ellen: “That’s all that matters is that you’re happy. It’s hard. Divorce is hard.”
Christina: “It definitely is hard.”
Ellen: “You deserve to have fun and date and stuff…”
Ellen: “Don’t you?”
The singer also opened up about botching a key verse of The Star Spangled Banner at the Super Bowl.
She told Ellen of her fumble: “Shoot me for appreciating the moment, but here I am at the Super Bowl, singing for a team and in front of the world. And remembering what it was like to be that young, and look where I made it now.”
Aguilera said “that night I knew, I just made myself a Trivial Pursuit question: ‘In 2011 what female singer, ya know, flubbed the lyrics?’ It’s just insane.”
“But I have a really good laugh about it and you get over things,” the singer said. “You get back up again and you just prove to yourself and to everyone you that much stronger.”
Just to recap Christina’s recent hardships: She announced her divorce in October, then her film Burlesque opened to mix reviews at the box office in November. In February came the Super Bowl gaffe, and a week later, she jumped on another singer’s line and lost her footing during her performance at the Grammy Awards. To top it all off, she was arrested in connection with public intoxication in March. (The charges were later dropped).
Aguilera looks to turn things around with the debut of her new show, The Voice, on NBC Tuesday at 9/8c.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show airs in syndication weekdays. Check your local listings for time and channel.