After less than a year of marriage, [artist id="3235700"]The-Dream[/artist] and [artist id="1163321"]Christina Milian[/artist] have separated. The singer/songwriter's rep confirms to Us Weekly that the couple called it quits last year but kept the split under wraps due to their newborn child.
"Terius 'The-Dream' Nash is saddened to announce that his marriage to Christina Milian was unsuccessful," the star's rep said in a statement to Us. "The couple reached this decision in late 2009, but decided to keep the news private in efforts to protect their baby daughter Violet. They ask for consideration and respect for their family moving forward."
Although they separated last year, the pair appeared to put up a united front in recent months. When the duo welcomed their daughter earlier this year, [article id="1632929"]The-Dream maintained[/article] that everything was fine on the home front. "I've been working like a regular person works in America. They have jobs whether someone's pregnant or not," he told MTV News.
As recently as June 29, Milian took to Twitter to mobilize support for her estranged hubby's new album. "Everybody go pick up that LOVEKING album from THE- DREAM ASAP!" Milian tweeted. "Support my boo!"
The musical duo embarked on a romance that appeared to get serious very fast. After being spotted together in early 2009, [article id="1603878"]the couple initially denied[/article] that the relationship was anything more than a professional partnership (The-Dream brought the singer to his production company). However, [article id="1620987"]the duo later married[/article] in September and celebrated the union with multiple ceremonies.
Although rumors have been swirling about infidelity on The-Dream's part, the singer told MTV News that his music isn't about maintaining a lady-killer persona. "On 'Love King,' I'm talking about those girls that like my music and how they're everywhere," The star said. "They're the girls in church, girls in the club, in Miami — my music's everywhere. I don't mean that I have girls everywhere; it's not literal, but women do gravitate to my songs."