Can’t hold her down! Christina Aguilera is back with new music — but fans are more focused on her seemingly new face. The 38-year-old is rocking fuller lips in her music video for “Acceleration,” prompting many to believe she is dabbling with a little plastic surgery here and there.
“OMG Christina Aguilera f–ked her face up with these injections,” one troll commented on Twitter before another added, “Christina Aguilera bought a new face.” She did have some fans in her corner, with one ride-or-die responding, “I actually thought she looked better lol I’m just here for her music.” Despite the did-she-or-didn’t-she debate, Christina has denied going under the knife. Instead, she revealed in a recent interview that she just loves to experiment with her look.
Christina in 2008 vs. 2018.
“I’m a performer, that’s who I am by nature. But I’m at the place, even musically, where it’s a liberating feeling to be able to strip it all back and appreciate who you are and your raw beauty,” she told Paper magazine before going makeup-free for the photo shoot. “I mean, I’m a girl that likes a beat face, let’s not get it twisted.”
This is not the first time the mother-of-two has dodged plastic surgery criticism. During her tribute performance to Whitney Houston at the AMAs last year, her very plump lips once again stole the spotlight. “Christina is the last person on the planet who needs plastic surgery. I wish she’d calm down with all the fillers and injections,” a fan tweeted at the time.
In 2015, it was also reported that Christina has had more than one nose job, something Christina has never confirmed nor denied. “She’s had another re-do rhinoplasty, but this was done very well,” Dr. Lyle Black told Hollywood Life. “Cartilage grafts were used to rebuild, support and fill out her nose quite artistically. Her previous nasal surgery was way overdone and her nose was nearly whittled away.”
Plastic surgery aside, there is no denying Christina’s talent is au naturel — and fans are expecting a lot from her first studio album in six years and her first tour in a decade. “Touring is so frightening to me, because I am a mom first,” she told Billboard magazine. “It’s part of why I stayed in the position I was [at The Voice]. It’s easy to get comfortable and cushy in the same place and not have to worry about uprooting your kids. I’ve been putting myself on the back burner. I’m looking forward to getting back out and actually showing my kids what Mommy really does!” We can’t wait either!