Matthew Rutler is an American guitarist, production assistant and executive vice president of the online education platform MasterClass. He is also known to be the husband of popular American singer-songwriter Christina Aguilera.
Wiki / Biography
Matthew Rutler was born on Friday April 5, 1985 (age 36 years; from 2021), in Wyckoff, New Jersey, United States.
Since childhood, Rutler has been intrigued by the cinema. In an interview, while describing his curiosity for cinema, he said:
I’ve always loved movies and always wanted to know how the hell they did that… I was always going to buy the DVDs and expanded versions or cut directors to see the shoot… just super interested in what’s going on in the wings. “
Following his instincts, he enrolled at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a minor in music.
Height (approx): 5 ′ 11 ″
Hair color: Light gray
Eye colour: Black
Family and ethnicity
Parents and siblings
His father’s name is David Rutler. Her mother, Kathleen Rutler, is a freelance writer. Matthew Rutler is the youngest of five siblings.
He has two sisters, Olivia Rutler, who worked at Columbia University in New York, and Liliana Rutler, former campaign manager at Recruit Media. He has two brothers, Tim Rutler and Michael Rutler. Michael worked at UBS investment bank.
Wife / husband and children
Matthew Rutler is married to popular American pop star Christina Aguilera, who rose to prominence with his songs Genie in a Bottle (1999), What a Girl Wants (1999) and Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You) ( 2000).
The couple met on the sets of the film Burlesque (2010) while Aguilera was going through a divorce from her ex-husband and marketing director Jordan Bratman. Aguilera and Bratman were married from 2005 to 2011. Together, Aguilera and Bratman have a son named Max Liron Bratman. After dating for four years, Rutler and Aguilera got engaged on Valentine’s Day in 2014, when she was pregnant with their daughter, Summer Rain Rutler (born August 16, 2014).
After completing his studies, he began to network to venture into the film industry. He started his career in 2008 when he went for an interview and got a job in the wardrobe department of the American film The Proposition (2009). Subsequently, he decided to pursue a career in the Assistant Director (AD) department. In an interview he said,
Funny enough, I interviewed for the wardrobe department, got the job and I said, “You know, I really want to be more around the camera, from the start, taking care of the actors And they were kind enough to pass it on to the AD department.
Eventually, he got into the first crew on the set of The Proposal (2009) when one of the crew fell ill and had to leave the set.
Initially, he was responsible for regulating the use of walkie-talkies on the set. The First Team (also known as the First Team) is a group of people hired by a production company to regulate various activities on the set. The members of the first team mainly take care of the actors, coordinating their hair, makeup, wardrobe and other necessities behind the camera.
Production and staff assistant
He has worked as a production assistant in various American films including Surrogates (2009) and Law Abiding Citizen (2009) and the Anglo-American film Edge of Darkness (2010). In addition to working as a production assistant, he also worked as a personal assistant on the sets for the American crime thriller ‘The Town’ (2010).
As a musician, Rutler was a member of the independent group “Nate Mott Band”, formed in Bristol, Rhode Island, in 2006. The group consisted of four members, singer and guitarist Nate Mott, electric guitar or acoustic player Matthew Rutler , drummer Hoyt Hottel and bassist Evan Van Gorder. All the members were independent musicians who got to know each other by chance while performing in the same place. Along with his daytime job as an AD team member, he pursued his passion for music at night.
In July 2008, “Nate Mott Band” released the album “Like We Mean It”.
On November 30, 2008, the group opened for the Patriots vs Steelers football game. Rutler and other members of the group raised funds through their shows and performances. The group performed for the cast of the film ‘The Proposal’ (2009) at the Felt Club in Boston. The “Nate Mott Band” was featured in the weekend edition of National Public Radio, performed for the “Light Foundation” (a televised charity event of the New England Patriots). They have also performed at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island, for the Rock the Ink concert and have opened for numerous concerts. The group’s studio was located in Rehoboth, Massachusetts. While working as an AD member in the making of the American TV show “Empire State”, the show’s production company stumbled upon the music of the Nate Mott Band and wanted to feature it in the emission. Subsequently, the group produced numerous songs such as Second Life (2010), Swimming With Sharks (2012) and Vast Expanses (2014).
In 2014, Rutler and Aguilera founded the now defunct MX Productions, LLC. In 2015, the couple founded MX Investment Funds, LLC through which they invested in the startup MasterClass. Later, they also invested in MikMak, a platform that allowed traditional brands to visualize the activities of major retailers online. Together they produced the musical game show Tracks (2016) for Spike TV, where Aguilera and Rutler are executive producers. In 2018, they were the executive producers of the cooking-based digital series, “Chef Without Borders”. In addition to film and television projects, MX has invested in various companies including Lyft, Clutter, Afrostream, Pinterest, and DraftKings.
In 2015, Rutler became an investor in MasterClass via MX. MasterClass is an American online education platform where students can access pre-recorded tutorials and lectures by experts in various fields. He later became Executive Vice President of MasterClass. In addition, he also worked in the talent and business development department of the online platform.
In 2011, Matthew Rutler and Christina Aguilera were arrested in West Hollywood. Apparently, Rutler was arrested for improper driving, while Aguilera was found to be extremely drunk.
- Destination: Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Facts / Anecdotes
- Matthew Rutler sometimes enjoys consuming alcoholic beverages.
- In his spare time, Rutler enjoys reading, hanging out with friends, and socializing.
- Rutler is not a vegetarian.
- In 2009, Rutler made an appearance in the video for Christina Aguilera’s song “Let There Be Love”.