First-time mom Christina Milian may have been basking in baby joy over the part year, but she also had to deal with heartbreaking marital struggles. Now, she’s stronger than ever.
Christina Milian has gone through a year of changes — good and bad — but has found joy in becoming a mom to her beautiful daughter, Violet, 11 months. “Being a new mother definitely makes me feel so much sexier than ever before,” the singer, 29, tells Latina magazine. “There’s a certain responsibility that I carry being a mom that makes me feel very confident and so blessed. Being a mom is the best thing that’s ever happened to me.”
Christina went through a surprising separation just three months after her September 2009 nuptials to Violet’s father, Terius “The-Dream” Nash. The-Dream was photographed being very affectionate with his assistant while he was technically still married to Christina. “I didn’t know anything,” she says of the cheating scandal. “But looking back, my gut was telling me something was off. But I thought I could fix it.” Now, she has come to terms with her pending divorce. “No matter what, you can’t change who you are. I know that now,” she explains. “I tried to be someone I wasn’t because I wanted my marriage to work. But ultimately, if it’s not working, it’s not working.”
Now that a new year has arrived, Christina is ready to move forward and find new happiness. “I learned a lot about myself this year,” Christina says. “I learned what I can handle. I learned how much I can take. I learned who I am and what I will accept for myself and my daughter… I feel brand new. I’ve been to hell and back, but I survived. I’m stronger for it and now I’m ready for the next phase of my life.”
Watch behind the scenes video (featuring Violet) from Christina’s Latina shoot below!