Christina Aguilera's estranged father Fausto Aguilera has decided to comment on Christina's alleged pregnancy, telling Life & Style magazine, "I'm so excited. I want Christina to achieve all her goals. I wish her all the happiness in the world." Some publications are saying he's "confirming" her pregnancy, but the quote sounds more like they called him and told him the news, and he responded.
For those who know Aguilera's story well, you'll know that the five-time Grammy winning diva barely has a relationship with her father, as her mother left him when she was a young girl because of physical abuse in the home. The abuse and the effect it's had on Christina is well-documented in her music — in songs like I'm OK (video below), Oh Mother, and even The Right Man – where she talks about how emotional it was to realize she had no father to walk her down the aisle on her wedding day.
In her 2006 interview with gay magazine The Advocate, she said "It was a turning point in my life. I went through my whole life not really ever caring or wanting [a father figure], but when the time came around and everybody started asking, 'Who’s going to walk you down the aisle?' it saddened me that I really didn’t have a good answer. I have a good answer, I think, for everything."
Fausto popped up years and years later — naturally after Christina had become rich and famous, and Christina was even seen with him in her MTV Diary. But Christina says that was a one-time thing, and other than letters he has sent her that she didn't respond to, she has not been in contact with her father.
Which is why it's quite odd that publications would call him up for a quote in the first place, let alone use his words as a "confirmation" of the pregnancy. The media seems to have taken for granted that Christina is pregnant, and judging from pictures of her stomach, outfit changes on her highly successful worldwide tour, and a videotaped visit to a maternity doctor in New York City, she probably is. But Christina and her reps have not confirmed that she is in fact with child.
I think this is quite an interesting subject, because I've heard some people compare Fausto Aguilera to fathers like Michael Lohan who are horrible to their children and are absent fathers in their childhood, but pop up years later to latch on to their children's success and fame for attention. And naysayers respond, saying we constantly complain about men not being good fathers to their children, but then bash them when they try to repair the damage they've done. My personal take on the matter is that if Christina weren't rich or famous, he would never have made any effort to contact her. And when someone hurts you as deeply as an abusive parent can, it's often extremely difficult to forgive and forget, when years and years later you are still dealing with the repercussions of the abuse.
Either way, Christina seems to have her head on straight, and will probably be a good mother to her child. I foresee no rehab, crotch shots, bald heads, or umbrellas in her future.