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Aguilera files for divorce from husband

October 14, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Just days after announcing their separation, singer Christina Aguilera filed for divorce from her husband, Jordan Bratman, on Thursday.The Grammy winning performer filed papers Thursday in Los Angeles to end her nearly five year marriage.

In a statement announcing their separation on Tuesday, Aguilera said the pair's commitment to their son "remains as strong as ever."

Aguilera cites irreconcilable differences for the breakup.

The couple has one son and they are seeking joint custody.

The entertainer's 1999 debut album, "Christina Aguilera," was a commercial success and included such hit singles as "Genie in a Bottle." But her latest CD, "Bionic," generated poor sales when released earlier this year.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.