Thanks to The Sun, it’s now coming out that Christina Aguilera was once beaten, pretty severely and on a regular basis, by her father. The abuse got so bad that at one point, she says she was left ‘drenched in blood.’ And at the time, she was only 4 years old. The news is sickening but, Christina says that it was these experiences that made her reach to music as an outlet and it’s because of the abuse that she became so passionate about music. Christina’s mom, Shelly left her abusive husband, Fausto, and took Christina with her after one incident when her daughter woke up her precious daddy while he was taking a nap. And it was this incident that left Christina soaking in her own blood. God, the image makes my stomach turn. Of course, Fausto has taken the route of ‘deny, deny, deny’ and says that he respects their right to ‘remember things differently.’ From The Sun,
“A FOUR-year-old CHRISTINA AGUILERA was left drenched in blood after her father violently attacked her – for innocently disturbing his “nap”.
The pop star and her mum SHELLY KEARNS have opened up about the abuse they suffered at the hands of army sergeant FAUSTO in a new E! documentary.
Shelly recalled: “I scooped her up and said, ‘Oh my God. What’s wrong?’
“She told me, ‘Daddy wanted to take a nap and I made too much noise.'”
The alleged horror incident was the final straw for Shelly, who packed up and fled the family home with Christina and her other daughter RACHEL.
But the painful memories of her life before that moment remain as vivid as ever for the Beautiful singer.
Christina said: “I witnessed a lot of unpleasant things – a lot of pushing and shoving and fighting and quarrelling.
“Growing up I did not feel safe. Feeling powerless is the worst feeling in the world.”
Christina also revealed that her passion for music was borne out of her tormented childhood.
She added: “I turned to singing as an outlet.
“The pain at home is where my love for music came from.”
Christina is adamant Fausto’s pleas for forgiveness will always fall on deaf ears.
She said: “I let him back into my life briefly but I soon realised that he is not necessary in my life.”
In 2002, Fausto vehemently denied Shelly’s previous allegation that he was “very cruel and abusive” towards his family.
He retaliated: “My relationship with her mother was tense and I wasn’t perfect. But I love Christina and her sister Rachel.
“I never abused them in any way and they know that.
“Shelly and I disagreed on a lot of things and we both had hot tempers.
“I’m sorry to have ever raised a hand to my wife, but it was never brutal like IKE and TINA TURNER.
“Still, even though it’s been exaggerated, I respect Shelly and Christina’s right to remember things differently.”
The couple’s 10-year marriage ended in 1989.”
Although I do like Christina Aguilera’s music, I’ve never really liked her as a person. She just seems very, “I’m Christina, bow down and worship me. ” But I have to say, this new information really makes me feel for her. I can’t imagine what it’s like to be abused by anyone. But to have someone who’s supposed to protect you and save you from harm be the one doing the harm, it just really makes me sad. And I get what she’s saying about feeling helpless. I have never felt helpless because someone was abusing me. But I have felt helpless before and it is really a horrible and hopeless feeling. It seems that she has come out of it a stronger woman though and that she hasn’t let it destroy her. I guess the song Beautiful will have a whole new meaning to everyone now, won’t it?
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