Christina Aguilera has been trying to hide news of her new beau, but she’s not doing a good job.
After her divorce from Jordan Bratman, Aguilera, 29, has been seen with Matthew D. Rutler, a set assistant from her upcoming movie Burlesque.
The singer and her new beau were seen enjoying a double date at SoHo House in Los Angeles with friends Nicole Richie and Joel Madden.
A friend told People that Aguilera’s relationship with Rutler started out as a friendship but developed into more.
“It’s not serious yet, but it’s something she is exploring and finding comfort in. It’s new and she’s taking it day by day. She and Jordan were having problems for a long time. What kept them together is their love for their son. She met [Matthew] on set and, during a difficult time, leaned on as a friend. After she and Jordan separated, the friendship turned romantic,” the friend said.
Aguilera was recently interviewed for Redbook’s December issue, saying that woman could “have it all” (read more here).
Catch Aguilera in her acting debut with co-star Cher in Burlesque, which opens Nov. 24th.