Christina Aguilera arrested, released; boyfriend Matthew Rutler held on DUI suspicion

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Christina Aguilera was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication and her boyfriend, Matthew Rutler, was arrested on suspicion of DUI early Tuesday in West Hollywood, authorities said.

An extremely intoxicated Aguilera, 30, was taken into custody at 2:45 a.m. for her own safety and released around 7:30 a.m. after she sobered up, sheriff’s Deputy Bill McSweeney said. The arrest will go on her record, but criminal charges will not be filed against the singer, sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore told L.A. Now.

‘There will be no court date, and there will be no prosecution,’ Whitmore said.

After his girlfriend was released through a back entrance to avoid gathered paparazzi, Rutler, 25, was still in custody. His bail is set at $30,000.


The ‘Burlesque’ star filed for divorce from music exec husband Jordan Bratman in October; the split is expected to be finalized in April. Rutler escorted her Feb. 6 to the Super Bowl in Arlington, Texas, where she botched the words to the national anthem, a song she’s performed in front of crowds since she was a child. She sang at the Grammy Awards on Feb. 13 in a tribute to Aretha Franklin.


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The Associated Press contributed to this report.