Singer Christina Aguilera has spoken out to silence critics poking fun at her weight, revealing she's "very confident" with her body and "that's all that matters".
The Beautiful hitmaker has been criticised by gossips in recent years for showing off a curvier figure, but Aguilera has chosen to ignore the massive media scrutiny - because she's perfectly happy in her own skin.
Speaking to reporters at a press conference for singing show The Voice on Friday (06Jan12), she said, "I've been in this (business) for a long time. I came out on the scene when I was 17 years old. You can never be too much of anything. You can never be too perfect, too thin, too curvy, voluptuous, this, that. I've been on all sides of the spectrum as far as any female in this business...
"As long as I'm happy in my own skin, that's all I need. I'm happy with where I'm at. I have a boyfriend that loves my body. I love my body. My son is healthy and happy. That's all that matters... I think my video works over the years have spoken to that... As you know, 'Dirty' and so on, and 'Lady Marmalade'. I've been no stranger to being very comfortable in my own skin to take those risks, to take those chances."
The pop star is currently dating production assistant Matthew Rutler. She shares three-year-old son Max with ex-husband Jordan Bratman.