The world may have had some harsh words for Britney Spears in recent years, but Christina Aguilera has nothing but love for the singer.
"I don't pass any judgment on what she does," Aguilera told Britain's Daily Mail. "I always wish her all the best."
The 27-year-old also dismissed the decade-long rumor that the stars, who first met in 1993 on The Mickey Mouse Club, were bitter rivals. Having popped (no pun intended) onto the music scene less than a year apart — Spears first in late 1998 — Aguilera understands why many believed a feud existed.
"But, in reality, Britney is someone that I used to hold hands with," she said. "We were silly little girls together on The Mickey Mouse Club. What a journey it has been for both of us!"
These days, the songstresses are no longer BFFs, but there still isn't any love lost between the two, Aguilera says.
"There have been so many stories about the two of us not getting on. We don't keep closely in touch with one another," she said. "And it's obvious how our lives have taken on two different directions."