Washington, Nov 26 : Christina Aguilera has admitted that she is "blown away" by Nicole Richie's mothering skills.
Aguilera and Richie, who welcomed their first tots just a day apart in January (08), have grown close over their maternal duties.
Aguilera, who is mother to 10-month-old Max, is fed up of hearing negative opinions on Richie's abilities as a mum.
The singer has "nothing but good things to say" about the socialite.
"I really appreciate people that exude a lot of talent and hard work. Because our little ones were born one day apart, I have had the opportunity of getting to know her," Contactmusic quoted Aguilera, as telling Hollyscoop.com.
"I was blown away by how great of a mom Nicole is. I really am. She is a great woman and I think that having a child has made her grow so much, as it made me grow as well.
"Anyone that wants to give anybody grief about going out is trying to be negative and trying to stir up some drama. But I have nothing but good things to say about Nicole. She doesn't go out so much," she added.