After announcing their split earlier this week, The-Dream wrote an open letter to his fans about his separation from wife Christina Milian. The pair, who were just married in September, reportedly parted ways late last year but didn't formally announce it until long after the birth of their daughter, Violet, in March.
In the statement titled "In My Own Words," posted on his website, he wrote, "First I want to thank God for the trials of life, without them we can't know purpose!"
While the letter is long, The-Dream said he wouldn't address the reasons for the split in the statement. "It's easy to say that it's because of another woman or a new relationship but truthfully, IT'S NOT," said the singer/songwriter, who is rumored to have been unfaithful to Milian.
"I take FULL RESPONSIBILITY for misleading everyone into thinking everything was fine and okay when we knew problems existed for awhile! I wanted to speak up but we decided it wasn't for anyone to know. I would NEVER intentionally hurt a soul and everyone around me knows that!" he continued. "There was so much going on in me and Christina's personal world that I tried to deal with it as delicately as I could and tried to regain my footing. Instead of being direct in order not to cause even more hurt or hurt someone's feelings, I carried the weight in secret!"
The-Dream says in the statement that he even attempted suicide over the breakup of his marriage. "This is not to justify anything, it's true emotion! It's a real thing that involves real people!" he wrote. "I've cried about this for months, after interviews, after prayer and I've tried to take my own life at a point because of the failure that was looming."
He goes on to defend himself, writing, "I am human, and people fall in and out of love all the time. ... This is Life. Nothing's promised or perfect, neither am I. ... I'm sorry for the embarrassment to everyone involved!"
He finishes the by quoting his mother and signing his given name, Terius Nash. "But I was reminded by my MOTHER that I am not 'Superman' and it's okay to lose sometimes," he wrote. "This too shall pass! And everything will be fine!"
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