Aguilera files for divorce from husband

LOS ANGELES 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.

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