And she hopes to teach these lessons of self-love to her children: Max, 13, and Summer, 6.
“I am really careful if my daughter is there when I am doing photo shoots,” Aguilera told the publication. “I want to make sure that when she sees Mommy in hair and makeup that she realizes that’s not what’s important. If she needs my attention, I stop everything and look into her eyes and listen to her. I want to make sure she understands that this is part of Mommy’s work, but that it’s what I create that matters more. There’s no right or wrong way when it comes to my kids. I just really try to encourage them to be their own selves.”
During the interview, Aguilera also spoke about how she experienced trauma in her childhood and how she battled with anxiety and depression. As the Grammy winner noted, “I am not ashamed to say that I have my dark moments.”
“No matter what I’ve been through—successes, childhood trauma, hardships—I still have a fighting spirit,” she later said. “I never want to stop learning and growing to be the best person I can be.”