Since splitting from her husband of five years Jordan Bratman, Christina Aguilera has been spending a lot of time with new boyfriend Matt Rutler.  The singer took along her new flame to keep her company while she promotes her new movie Burlesque in the U.K.   Aguilera and Rutler, who met on the set of Burlesque, were most recently spotted blowing off steam at London’s trendy Mahiki nightclub, reports RadarOnline.

When you go public with a new partner, what can it mean?

Cupid’s Advice:

A relationship isn’t considered “official” until you come out into the open with it.  Cupid has some reasons going public may be a good idea:

1. Nip it in the bud: To prevent the awkward “getting caught” scenario, tell people right away.  Then they won’t be surprised when they see the two of you getting cozy!  More importantly, they won’t start up the gossip train.

2. Stop rumors: Set your friends and family straight by letting them know exactly what is going on.  Sometimes leaving people to speculate is the worst thing you can do, because it makes for unnecessary drama.

3. Get serious: Going public with your relationship is a way to take it to the next level.  Letting people in on your status shows them that you’re proud to be with your partner!

For more on Christina Aguilera and Matthew Rutler:
Christina Aguilera Explains Why She Filed for Divorce and Talks About Her New Man
Christina Aguilera Talks About Being a Single Mom After Divorce from Husband Jordan Bratman
Christina Aguilera Dates ‘Burlesque’ Assistant Matthew Rutler