Christina Aguilera and husband split up

Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:44pm EDT
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Singer Christina Aguilera said on Tuesday that she and her music executive husband, Jordan Bratman, have separated after nearly five years of marriage.

"Although Jordan and I are separated, our commitment to our son Max remains as strong as ever," Aguilera said in a brief statement.

Celebrity news website Us Weekly said Aguilera, 29, and Bratman, 33, split up a few months ago but have not yet decided whether to divorce.

"They are now living apart, and they will see how that goes," Us Weekly quoted a source close to the "Beautiful" singer as saying.

"They were very much in love. But over the last six months, it became clear they were more like friends than husband and wife," the unidentified source said.

Aguilera, who had a huge early hit with "Genie in a Bottle", and Bratman married in November 2005 and have the one son, Max, age 2. They met in 2002 while Jordan was working for Aguilera's music management company.

A former Disney teen performer, Aguilera is due to star in her first feature film -- the upcoming musical "Burlesque".

(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Bob Tourtellotte)

<p>Singer Christina Aguilera and her husband, music producer Jordan Bratman, attend Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals basketball series in Los Angeles, California, June 17, 2010. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson</p>