Christina Aguilera - Aguilera Dismissed Entourage For Burlesque Shoot
Christina Aguilera ditched her usual entourage during the filming of 2010 movie musical Burlesque and she is convinced going it alone helped her grow up.
The singer found fame as a teenager with her debut single Genie In A Bottle in 1999 and spent years surrounded by a team of ever-present assistants.
Aguilera, who split from husband Jordan Bratman last year (10), left her entourage behind for the first time when she filmed the saucy movie with Cher - and she felt liberated after the shoot wrapped.
She tells America's W magazine, "During production, I was going through a lot of self-discovery. As a quote-unquote pop star, you have your entourage with you at all times. When you enter and leave a place, backstage, even at home - you always have your team.
"On the movie set, I didn't have anyone around me. And it felt good. When I first met my husband, I needed that helping hand to take the reins and look after me. After the movie, I grew out of being that little girl; I became more of an adult."