10/21/2010 09:52 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Christina Aguilera Talks Tears & Sadness Over Separation

Christina Aguilera gave an interview to Redbook days after she announced her separation from husband Jordan Bratman last week.

"It's not easy, and there have been a lot of tears and sadness," she said. "It's impossible to redefine yourself and your life overnight. Thankfully, I have my mom and a small group of close friends who are there for me 24/7 and whom I can trust and depend on. On days when it feels impossible to even get out of bed, much less function as a mother, their support and encouragement have kept me moving forward."

Christina and Jordan have been married nearly five years and have a 2-year-old son, Max.

"Thankfully, I have Max to keep me on a sane path," she told Redbook. "His needs and happiness are my top priorities, and my biggest concern is to protect him and make him feel safe."

The singer declined to tell the magazine about the reasons behind the split or comment on rumors of infidelity.

Read more from her interview here.

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