Singer, actresses and TV hostess Christina Milian sat down with the ladies of “The Real” this week to chat about life as a single mom to three year old Violet. Christina talked toddlers, dating, and post-pregnancy baby weight with co-hosts Tamera Mowry-Housley, Tamar Braxton and the rest of the panel.
Christina says she’s loving the “3’s” with Violet, “My daughter Violet is 3. She is a handful. She’s just crazy, fun. My little best friend. It’s crazy even at that age right now. We’re just so close. But she loves to make me laugh. And she’s just constantly performing. She’s doing new things everyday. I tried to get in shape immediately after having the baby because I was ready to get back to work.”
Tamera asked her how long it took to get back into shape – since she herself just had a baby not too long ago and knows how hard it is. Christina shared, “It took me the full nine months of actually being pregnant, a full nine months of actually taking the same weight off. And I’m still not back at the shape that I was before I had a baby.” She continued, “I like the meat in the new places that it wasn’t at before. It’s like, ‘Oh, now I have some hips and a little something’…I actually lost my butt after I had the baby. I had no booty at all so I had to start working out to get my butt back…I had a big old booty when I was pregnant and then I had her and it disappeared. It made me very upset but I’m glad it’s back.”
On being a working single mom Christina says, “It’s difficult at times, but I think we’re in a day and age where it’s more acceptable to be a mom that’s working. And so in cases where we’re in the entertainment industry, I’m able to bring my nanny and she brings my daughter and I spend time with her at lunch break or anytime in between what I’m doing. She comes to the studio. But other times when I can’t spend that time, it’s the morning. I make sure that I make her some breakfast in the morning and we get that hour to two hours in. I usually run late to wherever I’m going. She’s like mommy don’t leave, but it’s so worth it. It’s our special time.”
Tamera asked her, “Being in the industry, what is the most ridiculous rumor you’ve heard about yourself?” Christina revealed, “I’ve heard a lot of dating rumors. Guys that I’ve never, ever, didn’t even meet. Or people that I’m just friends with like Lil’ Jon. I heard for a whole summer that Lil’ Jon was my boyfriend to the point that the boyfriend that I was with, was really questioning me. ‘Are you sure nothing is happening?’ I just heard that I’m dating T-Pain. I’m like where did that come from?…I’ve heard a lot of dating rumors in the past but those rumors weren’t true. Some might be true though!”
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