Matthew Rutler is an American film producer and musician, who is a guitarist and vocalist of The Nate Mott Band (also called New Daddy Band) and is also famously known for being the fiancé of the multi-talented singer-songwriter, TV personality and actress Christina Aguilera.
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Matthew Rutler is a native of Wyckoff, New Jersey, and was born under the Pisces zodiac sign on 14 March 1985, which makes him 37 years old as of 2022. He’s the youngest child of the freelance writer Kathleen Rutler, and her husband, the car mechanic, David Rutler, and was raised together with his four siblings, sisters Liliana who formerly worked as campaign manager for the advertising agency Recrue Media, and Olivia, who was an employee of the New York-based Columbia University. His two brothers are Michael and Tim Rutler – the former is an employee of the investment banking firm UBS.
Matthew has been intrigued by music since he was a child, and grew up listening to bands such as Guns ‘n’ Roses and AC/DC, and Amy Winehouse. He was also interested in filmmaking at a young age, and during an interview described his curiosity – ‘I just always enjoyed movies and I always wanted to know how the heck they make that…I’d always go and buy the DVDs and the extended versions or the director’s cut to see the making…just super interested in what goes behind the scenes.’
Rutler studied at Ramapo High School, in Bergen County, New Jersey, and was actively involved in soccer, American Football, and music. He matriculated to Rodger Williams University, which is situated in Bristol, Rhode Island, and graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with a music minor.
Facts and Hobbies
Matthew is a very sociable person, who prefers to spend his free time participating in outdoor activities together with his friends.
He’s a big fan of books – his favorites are “Life of Pi” and “The Winter Castle” – and also loves listening to music by the Sublime rock band, which was formed in Long Beach in the late ‘80s.
He is also a movie fanatic – his favorite actors are Julianne Moore, Daniel Day-Lewis and Marlon Brando, while his best-loved projects are “Pulp Fiction,” “The Dark Knight,” and “The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.”
His favorite travel destinations are Massachusetts and Cape Cod.
Here Started All ❤️Christina Aguilera & Matthew Rutler
Soon after he graduated, Matthew landed a job in the costume and assistant directing departments of the romantic comedy “The Proposal” in 2009. He also came in as an additional crew of the film, when one of the cast members fell ill. He has since served as an assistant director of several movies, such as “Law Abiding Citizen” and “Surrogates” both in 2009, and the crime thriller “Edge of Darkness” in the year that followed. He also came in as a staff assistant in the 2010 crime thriller film “The Town.”
Matthew joined the Nate Mott Band when it was created in 2006. It’s made up of three other members: Nate Mott, who serves as a guitarist and lead vocalist, the drummer Hoyt Hottel, and Evan Van Gorder, who is a bass guitarist. The band released the album “Like We Mean It” in 2008, and before the year ended, it opened for the Steelers Vs. Patriots football game. It has toured across the U.S. and performed in live shows to raise funds. Nate Mott Band performed a song in the film “The Proposal.”
Nate Mott Band was previously featured in the “Weekend Edition” of National Public Radio, and also performed for the New England Patriots’ televised charity event, “Light Foundation.” They have also appeared in numerous concerts such as Rock the Ink and Dunkin Donuts Center. The band has its studio in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, and has released many songs, including “Second Life” in 2010, “Swimming with the Sharks” in 2012, and “Vast Expenses” two years later.
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— Us Weekly (@usweekly) August 19, 2022
MX and MasterClass
2014 saw Matthew and his fiancé founding the now-defunct firm MX Productions, LLC. and in the year that followed, they created MX Investment Funds, LLC. with which they invested in MasterClass educational and celebrity-tutorial start-up. In 2016, the couple produced the musical game show “Tracks,” which aired on Spike TV. They also served as executive producers of the cooking series “Chef Without Boarders” in 2018. Before it closed, MX invested in several firms, such as Afrostream, Clutter, DraftKings, and Pinterest.
Matthew met the Grammy Award-winning musician, Christina Aguilera, who is five years older than him, on the set of the film “Burlesque” in 2010. At the time, Aguilera was in the process of divorcing her now ex-husband, the music producer, Jordan Bratman. The ex-couple had wedded in 2005 and had welcomed a son named Max Liron before calling it quits in 2011. Matthew and Aguilera announced their engagement on Valentine’s Day in 2014, and are now the parents of a girl named Summer Rain Rutler, who was born in the same year. Matthew was in a long-term romantic relationship – which lasted for five years – with another unnamed singer, who was two years younger than him, but they broke up three months before he met the singer. The couple is jointly raising Aguilera’s son.
In 2011, Matthew was detained in West Hollywood together with his fiancé Aguilera for reckless driving under the influence; the police had apparently found his wife to be extremely intoxicated. However, they were released without any charges.
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearances
Rutler is of Caucasian ethnicity, and has a set of green eyes and black hair. He weighs approximately 145lbs (65kgs) and is 5ft 11ins (1.80m) tall.
Matthew has accumulated his wealth through his career as an assistant producer and musician, and is worth approximately $15 million as of 2022; he owns several high-end vehicles including a Cadillac. On the other hand, his fiancé is a multi-millionaire who has a net worth of about $160 million; the couple apparently lives a lavish lifestyle.
Matthew’s Fiancé, Christina Aguilera: Short Biography
Christina was born in Staten Island, New York, on 18 December 1980, to the pianist and violinist Fausto Xavier Aguilera and Shelly L. Fidler. She had a rough childhood, because her father, who was a US Army sergeant was extremely abusive towards her mom, who eventually separated from him and moved to Rochester, Pennsylvania, together with her and her younger sister Rachel. Christina was home-schooled.
Christina rose to stardom in 1993 when she was cast alongside Ryan Gosling, Britney Spears, and Justin Timberlake in “The All-New Mickey Mouse Club.” She later relocated to Japan together with her mother, and shortly afterwards released the single “All I Wanna Do” alongside the famed Japanese pop star, Keizo Nakanishi. The musician released her debut self-titled album in 1999, which sold over eight million copies, and in 2000 earned her a Grammy Award in the category of Best New Artist. She released her second album entitled “Stripped” in 2002, and has since released many other albums and EPs including “Back to Basics” in 2006, “Bionic” in 2010, “Lotus” in 2012, and “Liberation” in 2018, among others. Her latest album is 2022’s “Aguilera” and the EPs “La Fuerza” and “La Tormenta” in the same year. She recently served as a mentor and coach in the TV singing competition show, “The Voice.”
Aguilera has appeared in many films, such as “Burlesque” in 2010, the musical “Pitch Perfect 2” in 2015, and “Life of the Party” and “Zoe” in 2018, among others. She also lent her voice in “Shark Tale” in 2004, and “The Emoji Movie” in 2017.
She’s a philanthropist who became an Ambassador Against Hunger (World Food Program) in 2010, and has donated to the Shelter of Grater Pittsburg among other charities.