But at the end of it all, she still keeps her chin up.
Taking on one of two W Magazine covers this month, the 30-year-old songstress opened up about a series of unfortunate events she has suffered over the last year, the childhood pain she still carries and how she keeps stays strong through it all.
Not surprisingly, the singer copes through music.
“I felt caged by my childhood. And unsafe: Bad things happened in my home; there was violence,” she confessed to the magazine.
“‘The Sound of Music’ looked like a form of release. I would open my bedroom window to sing out like Maria. In my own way, I’d be in those hills.”
One of the things she also opened up about, was her film debut Burlesque, which didn’t do well in the box office.
While sad that it failed, she has no regrets about the role.
“During production, I was going through a lot of self-discovery. As a quote-unquote pop star, you have your entourage with you at all times. When you enter and leave a place, backstage, even at home—you always have your team. On the movie set, I didn’t have anyone around me. And it felt good. When I first met my husband, I needed that helping hand to take the reins and look after me. After the movie, I grew out of being that little girl: I became more of an adult.”
But now that she is one of four judges on “The Voice”, Aguilera seems to be experiencing success again.
Having just released a new song with fellow “The Voice” judge Cee Lo Green titled “Nasty”, the singer has also launched her new perfume, Royal Desire, on Wednesday.
Aguilera seems to be back on track to happiness. Hopefully, better things will come her way in the near future.