While The-Dream has spoken out about his split from wife Christina Milian, saying he considered suicide after their separation, the “Dip It Low” star has remained quiet.
Now, however, Milian has shared her feelings about the divorce in an interview with Latina magazine. The Cuban-American entertainer also touched on adultery allegations against The-Dream, with whom she has a daughter, Violet.
“No matter what, you can’t change who you are. I know that now. 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,” she explained.
“I didn’t know anything,” Milian added about cheating rumors involving her songwriting ex-husband. The-Dream and his assistant were photographed in intimate photos on what appeared to be a vacation while he was still married to Milian. “But looking back, my gut was telling me something was off. But I thought I could fix it.”
Last summer, The-Dream wrote a blog post on his site, sharing his feelings about the end of his marriage.
“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,” he wrote in July. “I would NEVER intentionally hurt a soul and everyone around me knows that!”
Just five months before that revelation, he and Milian had welcomed daughter Violet , Christina’s first child. The couple appeared to be in wedded bliss, but later jointly announced they had been separated for some time , and the pair eventually divorced.
“I learned a lot about myself this year,” Milian told the magazine about the ordeal. “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.”
Up next, she said she’ll focus on Violet but didn’t talk specifically about resuming her career.
“I feel brand-new,” she said. “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.”