Christina Aguilera reminisces with Drew Barrymore over meeting the E.T. actress as a


Christina ‘Xtina’ Aguilera recently welcomed fellow former child star Drew Barrymore to the brand new Voltaire Belle De Nuit located inside The Venetian Resort and Casino to see where she performs her Las Vegas residency.

The 49-year-old host could not remember the first time she met the 43-year-old R&B belter, who told the story in a sneak peek of Tuesday’s episode of her syndicated CBS talk show.

It most likely happened in 1998 when Drew was 23 and Christina was 17: ‘I get really shy, especially the more you respect someone you’re like I can’t even you know make eye contact. I am the weirdest nerd about that kind of thing!’

‘This was at The Ivy,’ Aguilera recalled of the popular West Hollywood restaurant.

‘I was so green to LA, I was like a teenager and I was so green and starstruck to everything and then there’s Drew Barrymore sitting at the next table. And you went to go to the bathroom and I was like, “This is my moment.”‘

Christina 'Xtina' Aguilera (R) recently welcomed fellow former child star Drew Barrymore (L) to the brand new Voltaire Belle De Nuit located inside The Venetian Resort and Casino to see where she performs her Las Vegas residency

Christina ‘Xtina’ Aguilera (R) recently welcomed fellow former child star Drew Barrymore (L) to the brand new Voltaire Belle De Nuit located inside The Venetian Resort and Casino to see where she performs her Las Vegas residency

The five-time Grammy winner followed Barrymore into the bathroom and introduced herself: ‘I was like, “Hi, I’m Christina and I’m such a big fan and I’m here recording my [debut studio] album for the first time and I just wanted to say hi to you and blah, blah, blah.”‘

Christina continued: ‘And you were the kindest celebrity I’ve ever met. You were so warm and so kind to me and I’ve never forgotten that about you, so thank you for doing that for me.’

The six-time Emmy nominee replied: ‘I am so glad. That’s how people are supposed to behave.’

Aguilera agreed: ‘But then we all have our walls and we get guarded and I think depending on what day or whatever but it was just so kind of you to be just so warm and you were like, “Good luck with that.”‘

The Staten Island-born, half-Ecuadorian singer dressed her shrinking 5ft2in figure in a black long-sleeve top, matching leather shorts, and red leather kinky boots selected by stylist Chris Horan.

Hairstylist Igor Rosales-Jackson coiffed Christina’s shoulder-length platinum-blonde locks and make-up artist Etienne Ortega fully contoured her complexion for the morning show appearance.

‘Genuinely loved spending time with the one & only Drew Barrymore!’ Christina – who boasts 60.6M social media followers – wrote on Monday night.

‘Thank you so much for coming to Vegas, sharing your sweet stories and laughing like a little kid with me. You are magical!’

The 49-year-old host (L) could not remember the first time she met the 43-year-old R&B belter (R), who told the story in a sneak peek of Tuesday's episode of her syndicated CBS talk show

The 49-year-old host (L) could not remember the first time she met the 43-year-old R&B belter (R), who told the story in a sneak peek of Tuesday’s episode of her syndicated CBS talk show

It most likely happened in 1998 when Drew was 23

It most likely happened in 1998 when Christina was 17: 'I get really shy, especially the more you respect someone you're like I can't even you know make eye contact. I am the weirdest nerd about that kind of thing!'

It most likely happened in 1998 when Drew was 23 and Christina was 17: ‘I get really shy, especially the more you respect someone you’re like I can’t even you know make eye contact. I am the weirdest nerd about that kind of thing!’

Aguilera recalled: 'This was at The Ivy. I was so green to LA, I was like a teenager and I was so green and starstruck to everything and then there's Drew Barrymore sitting at the next table. And you went to go to the bathroom and I was like,

Aguilera recalled: ‘This was at The Ivy. I was so green to LA, I was like a teenager and I was so green and starstruck to everything and then there’s Drew Barrymore sitting at the next table. And you went to go to the bathroom and I was like, “This is my moment”‘ (2014 stock shot)

The five-time Grammy winner followed Barrymore into the bathroom and introduced herself: 'I was like,

The five-time Grammy winner followed Barrymore into the bathroom and introduced herself: ‘I was like, “Hi, I’m Christina and I’m such a big fan and I’m here recording my [debut studio] album for the first time and I just wanted to say hi to you and blah, blah, blah”‘

Christina continued: 'And you were the kindest celebrity I've ever met. You were so warm and so kind to me and I've never forgotten that about you, so thank you for doing that for me'

Christina continued: ‘And you were the kindest celebrity I’ve ever met. You were so warm and so kind to me and I’ve never forgotten that about you, so thank you for doing that for me’

The six-time Emmy nominee (L) replied: 'I am so glad. That's how people are supposed to behave'

The six-time Emmy nominee (L) replied: ‘I am so glad. That’s how people are supposed to behave’

Aguilera agreed: 'But then we all have our walls and we get guarded and I think depending on what day or whatever but it was just so kind of you to be just so warm and you were like,

Aguilera agreed: ‘But then we all have our walls and we get guarded and I think depending on what day or whatever but it was just so kind of you to be just so warm and you were like, “Good luck with that”‘

The Staten Island-born, half-Ecuadorian singer dressed her shrinking 5ft2in figure in a black long-sleeve top, matching leather shorts, and red leather kinky boots selected by stylist Chris Horan

The Staten Island-born, half-Ecuadorian singer dressed her shrinking 5ft2in figure in a black long-sleeve top, matching leather shorts, and red leather kinky boots selected by stylist Chris Horan

Hairstylist Igor Rosales-Jackson coiffed Christina's shoulder-length platinum-blonde locks and make-up artist Etienne Ortega fully contoured her complexion for the morning show

Hairstylist Igor Rosales-Jackson coiffed Christina’s shoulder-length platinum-blonde locks and make-up artist Etienne Ortega fully contoured her complexion for the morning show

Christina wrote on Monday night: 'Genuinely loved spending time with the one & only Drew Barrymore! Thank you so much for coming to Vegas, sharing your sweet stories and laughing like a little kid with me. You are magical!'

Christina wrote on Monday night: ‘Genuinely loved spending time with the one & only Drew Barrymore! Thank you so much for coming to Vegas, sharing your sweet stories and laughing like a little kid with me. You are magical!’

Aguilera resumes her Las Vegas residency inside the 'seductively cozy' 1K-seat key-hole themed theater this Friday-Saturday, April 12-13, April 19-20, May 31, June 1, June 7, June 8, August 2-3, and August 30-31 (pictured December 30)

Aguilera resumes her Las Vegas residency inside the ‘seductively cozy’ 1K-seat key-hole themed theater this Friday-Saturday, April 12-13, April 19-20, May 31, June 1, June 7, June 8, August 2-3, and August 30-31 (pictured December 30) 

Aguilera resumes her Las Vegas residency inside the ‘seductively cozy’ 1K-seat key-hole themed theater this Friday-Saturday, April 12-13, April 19-20, May 31, June 1, June 7, June 8, August 2-3, and August 30-31.

The Airbnb paid partner’s last Las Vegas residency – Christina Aguilera: The Xperience – at Planet Hollywood’s Zappos Theater ran for 24 concerts and grossed $10.2M in 2019-2020.

Christina donated one dollar from every ticket purchased to The Shade Tree, a 24-hour accessible emergency shelter in Southern Nevada for women and children in crisis.

Valentine’s Day marked the decade anniversary of Aguilera’s engagement to MasterClass executive VP Matthew Rutler, with whom she shares nine-year-old daughter Summer Rutler.

The Playground co-founder famously met her 38-year-old fiancé in 2009 when he worked as a PA on the set of Burlesque, which grossed $90.5M at the box office despite dismal reviews.

Christina is also mother to 16-year-old son Max Liron Bratman from her five-year marriage to music executive Jordan Bratman, which ended in 2011.





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