Christina Aguilera Opens Up About Domestic Violence
Posted On Nov 16, 2015
Pop diva Christina Aguilera has never been one to shy away from speaking very openly about the domestic violence she witnessed at a young age between her parents. The 34-year-old singer has teamed up with Hopeline a partnership with Verizon to create awareness about domestic violence as well as help survivors nationwide by providing resources and support.
In a recent interview, she told Us Magazine, “It’s a subject that really hits home with me because I’ve always been pretty vocal and open about my own experiences in witnessing domestic violence in the home and neighboring homes around me, so it was something that was pretty constant in my younger upbringing.”
Aguilera further added, “It is a hush, hush subject. Not everybody likes to wear it on their sleeve and talk about it. It makes people uncomfortable and there’s a lot of shame around it. But that’s why for me, it’s so important for me to speak my truth and helping others to find theirs and to find their own hope in a hopeless situation.”
In 2002, the songstress opened up about the pain and hurt endured as a little girl in a song titled, “I’m OK” from her sophomore album Stripped. She sings, “It hurt me to see the pain across my mother’s face / Every time my father’s fist would put her in her place / Hearing all the yelling, I would cry in my room, hoping it would be over soon / Bruises fade, father, but the pain remains the same / And I still remember how you kept me so afraid.”
The songstress, now a mother of two, admitted raising her children in a safe and secure environment was a promise she made to herself very early on.
“I definitely knew when I was going into making the decision to have children of my own, that I definitely would do my very best to make sure their environment was safe, that they were emotionally safe and secure, because those were the things that I didn’t have growing up,” she said.
The Voice Star deserves a round of applause for lending her star power to turn tragedy into a personal triumph. To showcase your support in the fight to stop domestic violence you can purchase a Verizon pre-paid bundle exclusively available at Walmart.