A messy split from husband Jordan Bratman. The National Anthem lyric-flub at the Super Bowl. A fall onstage at the Grammys. And now, an arrest? We're a little scared to think about what's next for Christina Aguilera.
According to PopEater, the singer and her boyfriend, Matt Rutler, were arrested early Tuesday morning in West Hollywood. Rutler was driving under the influence, and swerving all over the road, with a heavily intoxicated Christina in the seat next to him. They were both charged with misdemeanors—Rutler for DUI and Aguilera for public intoxication. While Matt's bail was set at $30,000, Christina was taken into custody primarily because she could not fend for herself. Although she was arrested, authorities do not wish to make her stand trial. Post-Divorce Christina Aguilera Is A Mess
"We have no desire to prosecute, none whatsoever," Los Angeles County Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said in regards to the singer-actress. "It was just for a public safety issue. When she was able to navigate and to think on her own and make her own way, she was released." Whitmore went on the describe her condition at the time of the arrest: "She was incapacitated. She was cooperative. She was not belligerent in any way whatsoever. She was just intoxicated."
Christina may not face heavy punishment for her actions like her boyfriend could, but according to PopEater, friends are upset by her behavior and by Rutler's influence over her—which by all appearances is extremely negative. Aguilera's scandalous behavior seemed to surface after she met Rutler on the set of the film, Burlesque. Sources close to the star are saying that her beau is definitely "a bad influence on her."
An insider close to Christina is placing the blame for the arrest on Matt's shoulders, also: "If the driver had not been arrested for DUI, [Christina] would have never been in trouble."
This news comes just after a string of major slip-ups in the singer's career, as well as several other major public scenes. Rumor has it that Christina passed out in Oscar-nominee Jeremy Renner's bed at a party after having too much alcohol, and recently had sex in the bathroom at a family get-together with Rutler. Did A Drunk Christina Aguilera Pass Out In Jeremy Renner's Bed?
Those closest to the pop star want the antics stop. "Her friends are fed up," another source told Us Weekly. "Nobody can get through to her."
It's sad to see the talented Christina, a four-time Grammy winner who has sold over 50 million albums, head in this direction. Hopefully this arrest will be the wake-up call she needs to get her life, and once-sparkling career, back together.
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