On December 18, 1980, Christina Mara Aguilera, the elder of two siblings born to artist Shelly Loraine Kearns or née Fidler, and United States Army soldier Fausto Xavier Aguilera. She was born in Staten Island, New York City. However, Christina Aguilera has mixed ethnicity.
Her mother is of German, Irish, Dutch, and Welsh origin, while her father was born in Ecuador. Due to Christina’s father’s military career, the family frequently relocated to different places, including Texas, New Jersey, Japan, and New York.
Her father was allegedly violent and controlling, according to Aguilera. To get away from her chaotic home, she turned to music. After her parents divorced, Aguilera, her mother, and her younger sister Rachel relocated to Rochester, a suburb of Pittsburgh. At the time of her parent’s separation, Christina was only six years old.
Later on, her mother remarried and gave birth to Christina’s step-brother Michael Kearns. Aguilera showed a desire in 2012 to reunite with her father after many years of separation.
She practiced singing and was captivated by the soul and blues recordings her grandmother bought, earning her the nickname “the little girl with the loud voice” in her neighborhood.
What Christina Aguilera Wanted To Be When She Was A Kid?
Aguilera wanted to be a singer and performed Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)” to win her first talent competition when she was eight years old.
She competed in the talent competition Star Search at age ten, singing “A Sunday Kind of Love,” and was eliminated in the semifinals. She repeated the song’s performance on the Larry Richert show on KDKA-TV.
Aguilera performed “The Star-Spangled Banner” before games involving the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team, the Pittsburgh Steelers football team, the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team, and the 1992 Stanley Cup Finals while she was a child growing up in the Pittsburgh region.
She attended Marshall Middle School near Wexford and Rochester Area School District in Rochester before switching to homeschooling to avoid bullying. She also went to the North Allegheny Intermediate High School.