Christina Aguilera on an ex who turned out to be gay: ‘It was heartbreaking’

Following a somewhat lackluster third season of All-Stars, RuPaul made up to the show’s fans with a fantastic kick-off to season 10 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. After faking out season nine’s queens by introducing the actual Lady Gaga as a competitor, Ru told this season’s queens that season nine’s Farrah Moan was returning to compete, and then in walked Christina Aguilera in full Farrah drag, complete with cotton candy pink wig. The 37-year-old singer sat on the panel as a judge and joined the queens for Untucked to share some inspiration, and, of course, to dish some dirt.

The queens asked Christina about the behind-the-scenes dirt on some of her songs. While talking about the subject of the song “Infatuation” from her 2002 album Stripped, Christina confessed, “It was heartbreaking because I found out he played for your team, not mine.” Although she didn’t mention the ex by name, back in 2002, she told MTV News that the tune was about dancer Jorge Santos, whom she dated for two years.

After Christina’s revelation, queen Vanessa Vanjie Mateo (drag daughter to season three’s Alexis Mateo) remarked, “He’s gonna see this, he’s gonna be mad,” to which Christina replied, “I hope so, girl.” Ooh, the library is open. The queens also asked about the man behind her song, “Fighter.” Queen-testant Monique Heart asked Christina, “Was that about someone?” pointing out, “Girl you read him for the back row. When you said, ‘You tried to take a joy ride and came down in flames,’ I said, ‘Oooh.’ She read him.” Christina confirmed Monique’s assessment, replying, “Of course it was! He deserved it.” All tea, all shade, Christina. I love it.

After dishing on her former flames, Christina offered some sage advice to the queens, telling them,

Just keep living. I am so in awe and inspired by everything I am seeing today. We have all come from some journey; I am sure we’ve all had a painful place or a struggle. I think that’s really relevant, and that’s a part of my music and a part of where I come from: Being taken advantage of created “Fighter.” Growing up in this business at a young age, you could just imagine being around older men a lot and dishonest people, and it’s really hard. Once you do obtain a certain level of success, you can become jaded…but I think as long as you keep remembering who you are as a person, keep remembering the good around you, then nothing can stop you.

While filming Untucked, Ru invited Farrah to come backstage. She did, and got to meet her idol and muse in person – and World of Wonder’s cameras caught the whole exchange. It’s adorable.

Gaga for season nine, Christina for season ten, could we possibly see CHER for season eleven? Make this happen, Ru!

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  1. incognito says:

    She’s really mellowed out. I’m happy for her.

  2. Gaby says:

    I find her bitchy attitude hilarious!

    And Stripped was my favorite Aguilera album. I think she has such a fantastic voice, but she over-uses it to the point that has become annoying to hear her lately.

    She needs better songs and mix the belting out with some softer tunes like Say Something or Save Me From Myself.

    • Bridget says:

      Stripped felt like the only album that Christina wasn’t trying to put on a persona.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      She seriously overdoes it with the melisma which ruins perfectly great songs. She can sing and has a great range but does herself no favours sometimes.

  3. Margo S. says:

    Oh my gosh, when Farrah saw her!!! Awww, such a moment.

  4. tifzlan says:

    I have a good feeling about Season 10. I think it’s going to be one of the best RPDR seasons, because the queens are so varied in their styles. Like Season 6. Also – JUSTICE FOR SHANGELA.

  5. Betty Whoo says:

    OMG i thought iT was Lil Kim in the RuPaul pics

  6. No Doubtful says:

    Wow, I had no idea her ex was gay. She wrote about him on Stripped. That was such an amazing album. I feel like that was the only time she was genuine. She kind of lost musical direction after that.

  7. Mimz says:

    I love Christina and am patiently waiting for her return to music. I remember as a teen I was firmly team Xtina (vs BritBrit) and honestly, still am. Her music gives me lifeeee! Stripped was the best. Back to Basics comes second. Then Her spanish album Mi Reflejo. And then Lotus which had many nice songs just didnt make sense all together. Love her duet with Blake.
    Yea im a fan. I hope to see her live one day.

    • otaku fairy says:

      Rumor has it her next album involves a collaboration with Demi Lovato. I’m looking forward to that, but I would kind of like to see a duet with her and Sia.

  8. meh says:

    Why does Christina go by “xtina”? Wouldn’t that be Christtina? Shouldn’t she go by “xina”??

    This keeps me up at night.

    • bikki says:

      the x is phonetically “chriss” or “criss”.
      when people say Merry Christmas, they don’t pronounce the t – “merry chrissmas”

    • Lexter says:

      An x symbol doesnt stand for “Christ” lmao

      • Ange says:

        Two seconds on google: Xmas is a common abbreviation of the word Christmas. The “X” comes from the Greek letter Chi, which is the first letter of the Greek word Χριστός, which in English is “Christ”. The “-mas” part is from the Latin-derived Old English word for Mass.

  9. Caela says:

    Is Xtina pregnant?? There was a lot of clever camera angles but on the wide shots kinda looked like it…

  10. Loca says:

    Christina kept covering her stomach with that pink sash or whatever it was the entire time and when she got up. Stripped has been talked to death already and its basically all she preforms. She really list her career and became DListed.