by: Carl Lamarre
Three weeks after Christina Aguilera divorced her ex-husband Jordan Bratman, it has been highly speculated that she has already moved on.
A source close to the couple recently told People.Com that Aguilera has been seen with a production assistant from her new movie Burlesque. The man is named Matthew D. Rutler, and it appears the friendship among the two has escalated and blossomed into something more intimate.
“It’s not serious yet, but it’s something she is exploring and finding comfort in,” the source revealed. “It’s new and she’s taking it day by day.”
This past weekend, Aguilera, and Rutler were spotted on a double date with Nicole Richie, and her fiancé Joel Madden at the Soho House in West Hollywood.
A source close to E! revealed that the two seemed to be pretty warm and affectionate towards each other.
“The group was hanging out in a corner of the private club together. Christina and Matt were cuddling on a couch together and left holding hands,” said the eyewitness. “They definitely seemed like a couple.”
Rutler’s mother, Kathleen, has already debunked all the speculations by telling Perez Hilton that they are “absolutely not dating,” and are “just friends.”
Kathleen also concluded by saying her son told her that “Christina needs a shoulder to cry on and an ear to listen to her problems.”