Fresh from her separation from husband-of-five-years Jordan Bratman, Christina Aguilera has spoken out for the first time about the split.
Speaking to a US publication, the singer said: "It's not easy and there have been a lot of tears and sadness.
"On days when it feels impossible to even get out of bed, much less function as a mother, [fans'] support and encouragement have kept me moving forward."
The 29-year-old blonde bombshell also told Redbook magazine: "Thankfully, I have [my two-year-old son] Max to keep me on a sane path.
"His needs and happiness are my top priorities, and my biggest concern is to protect him and make him feel safe."
Having filed for divorce, Christina has reportedly moved out of the home she shared with Jordan and into a hotel until the music producer leaves.
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