Christina Aguilera is close to her mother, Shelly Loraine Kearns. They do, however, share a tragic history through Christina’s father.
Shelly had to deal with Christina’s father’s abuse.
Shelly Loraine Kearns is Christina Aguilera’s mother, and while she prefers to keep out of the spotlight, she has always been by her daughter’s side. Below, we’ve broken down all you need to know about the singer’s mother and their strong relationship.
Christina has learned to be a warrior and credits her mother for this. The vocalist of “Genie in a Bottle” was raised on Staten Island, New York, as the eldest of two daughters to Shelly and Fausto Xavier Aguilera, a US Army soldier.
Unfortunately for Shelly and the family, Fausto was physically and emotionally violent, leading a young Christina to seek refuge in music. The singer addressed her abusive past in her music, with the song “Oh Mother” appearing on her 2006 album Back to Basics.
The “Candyman” singer highlighted how her mother’s strength benefited her throughout her life in a 2018 Paper magazine interview. “I saw my mother having to be subservient and mind her Ps and Qs, or she’ll get beaten up,” she told the site.