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Xtina's Birthday Bauble from BF
Christina Aguilera has apparently set her romance with Matthew Rutler to warp speed. People magazine reports the popster's production assistant beau presented her with a ring for her birthday last month. "It's not an engagement ring, and they're not engaged," downplays a source. "It was a surprise gift from him."
Even though the sparkler didn't come with a proposal, it's a clear sign that the romance, which kicked off after Aguilera announced the end of her five-year marriage to Jordan Bratman in October, is progressing rapidly. In recent days, they've hit paparazzi mother ship The Ivy and spent time with her son, Max, who turns 3 this month.
"Christina took Max on the fun outing so he could bond with Matt," explains an insider. "Max was initially a bit shy, but later warmed up to Matt. It seems very important to Christina that Max got along with Matt."