Christina Milian and boyfriend Matt Pokora are awaiting the arrival of their first child together next year, and according to the actress and singer, Matt knew the night they met that she was going to carry his child because he told her so — that very night.
During a visit to E! News’ Daily Pop to promote her Netflix film Falling Inn Love (coming out on Friday), the 37-year-old opened up about how she met the 33-year-old French singer and songwriter.
“We met in France at a restaurant. I was singing on the tables and it was of course then a summer because it was a ‘hot summer,'” she said. “The manager of the restaurant insisted that we meet each other because we’re both singers and I was like, ‘Aw, that’s okay.’ I didn’t even see what he looked like. Then he happened to pass me and then next thing you know I was like, whoa! He looks like that? Okay! So we switched numbers, found out we had the same birthday that night and it was like the stars aligned.”
It was on that fateful evening that Matt told her he foresaw her being the mother of his baby. It was a first for Christina.
“He told me, ‘We’re going to have a child together.’ This is the same night [laughs],” she said. “I’ve never had anybody say that to me. I was like, ‘Just so you know, I already have one.’ He’s like, ‘Well what do you have?’ ‘A 9-year-old daughter.’ He was like, ‘Well, you don’t have a son.’ I was like uh! Oh my gosh. Panty dropper! He got me. From the beginning, he was interested in meeting my daughter, he was interested in meeting Violet. He was on it. It was so nice. I’ve never seen anybody be like that.”
The couple are now planning for their son or daughter, and because Matt is from France and often there and she lives in L.A., she is fine with going back and forth, including when the child gets here.
“I’ve traveled the world, I’ve lived in one place, but when it comes to love, I think it’s worth [it] just trying to do whatever you can to keep it together,” she said. “So I’m going to go to France for a little while, we’re going to come back over here, have the baby here, so we’re just going to be traveling. The baby’s going to be a little rock star baby.”
Christina announced that she and Matt are expecting in July with a photo of the couple and her sonogram picture.
“New release 2020!” she wrote. “What a blessing! Let’s do this babe.”
The pair have been an item since 2017.
As mentioned, this will be the second child for Christina. She already shares daughter Violet (who is 9 now, not actually when she met Matt) with ex-husband Terius “The-Dream” Nash.