I'm Head Over Heels
For a pop superstar with a supersexy image – this is a woman who got "Dirrty" in a provocative '02 music video – life has suddenly gotten very domestic. Although she's won five Grammys and sold 37 million records, Aguilera is relishing a deluxe maternity leave, spending quality time serenading an audience of one. "When he's breast-feeding, I just sit there and stare at him," says the singer, 27, whose version of mommy mode (flawless makeup and a comfy, chic ensemble of a striped sweater, black leggings and silver slippers) is Hollywood glam. "I'm in awe of this little miracle." Adds Bratman, 30, a Bronx-born music exec who married Aguilera in a $2 million wedding in Napa Valley in 2005: "It's brought us even closer together. He's a product of our love."
Luckily, little Max Liron Bratman (combined, his Latin first name and Hebrew middle name roughly translate to "our greatest song") is so far a "sweet, mellow baby" who inherited his dad's brown hair and his mom's ability to turn heads. "He's a good combination of both of us," says Aguilera. "He smiles a lot already, and he has the same little Elvis side smile that I do." What about her lung capacity? "He's not a big crier, so he hasn't really belted it out yet!" He's also no stranger to show business – Aguilera was about to start the last three-month leg of her world tour for her Back to Basics album when she learned she was pregnant. "I couldn't figure out why I was late," she says with a laugh. "I really doubted I was pregnant. But I took a test and it was positive, and then I took another test and it was positive. My jaw dropped and I started tearing up." Says Bratman, who was in New York at the time: "When I got home there was a whole line of [pregnancy] tests!"