Christina Aguilera feels a "love" for her new boyfriend.

The singer-and-actress has revealed she has developed strong feelings for lover Matt Rutler, just weeks after she filed for divorce from her husband Jordan Bratman - who she was married for just under five years.

When asked what her feelings were for Matt, she told People magazine: "There's a love there, yes,"

The 29-year-old star says she is having fun with Matt - who she met when he worked as a set assistant on her film 'Burlesque' - and has described him as a "special person".

She added to the publication: "Matthew is a special person. We had a really strong Friendship on the movie. He's the kind of person you could spend hours on the phone talking to and all of a sudden it's daylight.

"Once I filed for divorce, we started dating. I'm not trying to jump into anything. I just left a five-year marriage. I'm taking it slow and trying to be happy. I'm having fun, I'm dating and it's something I haven't had in a really long time."

She also opened up about her split from Jordan - with whom she has a two-year-old son Max with - and has revealed they split because they grew apart in their relationship.

She said: "We were great the first year after Max was born. Jordan was amazing. He was the first to change Max's diaper. Then things turned. I was nurturing Max and felt independent in the relationship.

"I went right into filming 'Burlesque' (in 2009) ... and I was growing leaps and bounds daily. I went from being a girl to a woman ... and when I finished filming, I didn't feel right in my own shoes [at home]. I had a lot of things stirring inside of me that I felt were being suppressed.

"We tried to work on the marriage and figure out a Common ground, but the problems were obvious."