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Christina Aguilera Had To Put Down Her 17-Year-Old Dog And Now I Miss My Dog

Xtina is crying, I'm crying, it's all kind of a mess over here. RIP Stinky.

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Stinky Aguilera, aged 17 years, passed away Friday evening with his devoted mother, Christina Aguilera, sitting vigil.

Stinky, a Papillon spaniel, was given to the star as a gift from then-boyfriend/backup dancer Jorge Santos. The pup's life has spanned Aguilera's career.

The pop diva posted the news on Instagram and Twitter, writing:

"I had to finally make the hard decision to put my beloved Stinky ๐ŸฆŠ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’” down last night after an amazing 17 years together! You were my roadie through the tours...breakups...lifeโ€™s many ups and 1st baby before I had any babies...The one and only forever ๐Ÿ‘‘โ˜๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ RIP, Stinky...

Run free and with no more misery ๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ"

Fans were immediately supportive.

omg so sad. longtime stans know she's had her pups Stinky (and Chewy) since almost the beginning of it all. he defโ€ฆ

They've watched Stinky and Christina grow up together.

This is so sad i remember seeing stinky in the MTV diaries ๐Ÿ˜ข


They've been through it themselves.

Awww...Im so sorry for your loss Christina. I know how hard it is to lose a pet. They are family. So hard. Thinkingโ€ฆ

And they celebrated his legacy.

What an amazing life you had as @Xtina's companion! Rest In Peace, Stinky ๐ŸฆŠ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ–ค

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 21: Singer Christina Aguilera watches the game between the Atlanta Braves and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on July 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 05: Singer Christina Aguilera performs at the Linda Perry Celebration For The Song 'Hands Of Love' From The Film 'Freeheld' on January 5, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)