Christina Aguilera Steams Up Social Media With Nude Bathtub Photo
Liberation, indeed — Christina Aguilera, whose eighth studio album dropped earlier this month, has left the internet fogged-over with a new Instagram image that finds her totally nude, soaking in a tub.
The photo, which went live on June 27, finds the "Accelerate" singer front and center on a Polaroid as she enjoys bubbles, rose petals and general relaxation. "Don’t forget to exhale & love yourself," she captioned the shot, and fans definitely heard the message loud and clear.
"Beautiful and sublime body and amazing bath," one follower wrote, while another noted "You CAN relax now fersure! Your new album is amazing and is my favorite of yours."
Aguilera told Billboard in a May interview that she's done trying to uphold a "pop star" veneer, and as she gets further into her career, has learned the importance of stripping back the facade.
"At the end of the day, I am a soul singer,” she said. “When you strip back the words ‘pop star’ and the many things that I’ve done, singing soulfully is where my core, my root and my heart really is. And as you can see, it’s what I’m inspired by.”
And now that she's reconnected to her roots, she's finally ready to get back on the road and tour, she said.
“When I’m onstage, there’s not a bigger high, when I’m in connection with my voice and my heart and my soul,” she said. “But at the end [of a performance], I want to wipe it all off, get in my sweatpants, make silly noises with my kids and have someone comfort and cuddle me.”