Christina Aguilera Vetted Jordan Bratman
Christina Aguilera carefully vetted music executive Jordan Bartman
before agreeing to marry him, to ensure she wasn't making the same
mistake as her mother and tying herself down to a violent bully.
Aguilera grew up witnessing her now-estranged father Fausto emotionally
and physically abusing her mother Shelly - and she was determined not to
subject her children to the same heartache.
She tells Us Weekly magazine, "We had many conversations before, and I
really ensured that I put myself in the position to marry someone who
was not going to repeat the cycle of abuse with my child and what I had
endured as a child.
"I knew that my husband is not the type to have violent tendencies, and
he would never hurt me." Aguilera married Bratman in 2005 and gave birth
to their son Max Liron in January (08).