04/26/2011 AT 5:35 AM ET
Since her divorce last fall, Christina Aguilera’s life lessons – including her flubbing the lyrics to the National Anthem at the Super Bowl and an arrest last month for public intoxication – have played out rather publicly.
“There is someone very lovely in my life. Yes,” answered Aguilera, referring to her boyfriend, film assistant Matt Rutler.
“That’s all that matter’s is that you’re happy,” said the host. “It’s hard. Divorce is hard.”
“You deserve to have fun and date and stuff,” said DeGeneres.
“Absolutely,” Aguilera concurred.
Asked about the Super Bowl incident, Aguilera said, “That night I knew, I just made myself a Trivial Pursuit question … ‘In 2011, what female singer, ya know, flubbed the lyrics.’ ”