It’s like déjà vu all over again.
Celebrity breakups must be the “in” thing right now because for the third time in as many days, we’ve learned of another couple who have called it quits.
First it was Ben Harper and Laura Dern. Then it was Courtney Cox and David Arquette. And now it’s Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman.
“Yes they are separated,” a source close to the couple tells PEOPLE. “Right now they’re just trying to figure things out. There are no divorce proceedings at this point.” [source]
The couple, who met in 2002 while Bratman was a producer on one of Aguilera’s albums, wed in 2005. They have a 2-year-old son named Max.
“They were very much in love,” explains the insider. “But over the last six months, it became clear they were more like friends than husband and wife.” The source adds that Aguilera even “proposed their August trip to Italy to rekindle their relationship, but it didn’t help.” [source]
I find it sort of odd that Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman let the news of their split come out while Christina is promoting her latest project. Usually when a celebrity is promoting something, such news is kept secret for fear of tainting the star’s PR. Maybe they thought it would help the movie.
Check out the trailer for Burlesque – starring Christina Aguilera and Cher, as well as Stanley Tucci, Peter Gallagher, Kristin Bell, Alan Cumming, Cam Gigandet, Eric Dane, and Julianne Hough.