Matthew Rutler was just another musician dreaming about his big break — until Christina Aguilera came along and changed his life. Ever since the superstar singer fell for the virtually unknown 28-year-old, she’s been showering him with expensive cars and gifts, taking him out to the most exclusive clubs and pampering him into thinking he’s a star in his own right.
And while she’s certainly generous, many feel that it’s more than a little over-the-top — and not good for their relationship in the long run. After all, as a friend of Matthew’s points out, he has become a completely different person since hooking up with Christina, 31, after meeting her on the set of her movie, Burlesque, in 2010. “I’ve known Matthew for a long time, and it has been an incredible change in his lifestyle,” the friend shares.
Hardly a star in the making, he was “just a guy in a band,” the friend marvels, adding that in record time, he’s become a real Hollywood party boy — with an attitude, to boot. Christina even invited Matt to move into her Beverly Hills mansion, and now he’s driving her Mercedes. “Thanks to her, he’s living this life,” the friend says — even though he has no steady job of his own.