Christina Milian’s Personal Remedy For The Breakup Blues
Breakups suck. No matter how many times your heart has been broken, no one ever really gets used to the waterfall of mixed emotions that typically accompany a split—especially when infidelity is what caused the relationship’s demise. Last night, Christina Milian broke down while revealing that she parted ways with Dwayne “Lil Wayne” Carter over his involvement with another woman on her E! reality show, “Christina Milian Turned Up.” Apparently, Carter had been dishonest regarding the nature of his relationship with the woman, but after doing a little digging, Milian came across undeniable evidence. She explained that the split was rough because she never loved any man as much as she loved the “Lollipop” rapper—not even her ex-husband, Terius “The-Dream” Nash.
When we spoke to Milian Wednesday, she opened up about some of her coping mechanisms for surviving the breakup blues.
Surround yourself with love:
“I spend extra, extra, extra time with family or friends. It’s not like, run and go to the club. Maybe back in the day that’s what I would have done. But these days, I just spend a lot more time with family.”
Let it out:
“Some wine time with my girlfriends where I can vent.”
“I also spend lots of time working on my career or working out. That really helps because you can like, talk to yourself and everything and kind of figure everything out.”
“Also, I just like sleep and not think about it. That always helps me get through it!”
While many would prefer to go into hiding following heartbreak, Milian revealed that inviting the world into her space—via her reality show—also helped her to cope in some ways.
“Real things were really happening, and I just couldn’t hide it. There was no way I could show a scene where I’m smiling and running around with my daughter, but in the meantime, I’m getting text messages and going back and forth with my boyfriend at the time,” she told Madame Noire. “For me, days when I was open to it, it was almost like I needed to see myself. It’s almost like challenging myself like, ‘If I were someone else, what would I advise my friend?’ I had to put myself in those shoes. Me being open about it was a decision for myself to say, ‘I have to make the right decisions moving forward.’ By being open, I felt that there were a lot of people who could probably relate to this. If you look at blogs, people are going in and out and up and down with relationships. I’m not different. I’m not going to stage it or act like I’m perfect. This stuff was literally going down. So I just let myself be free.”
According to the 34-year-old mom, the drama surrounding her relationship with Carter will continue to unfold throughout the season.
“There’s going to be a lot of ups and downs,” said Milian, who will continue to work with the rapper musically.
“We’re still friends and we have a song out right now. We shot a video about three weeks ago for a song called ‘Do It.’”
We imagine that it would be difficult to continue a professional relationship with someone who broke your heart; however, it’s possible that she’s really good at compartmentalizing her feelings.
“Christina Milian Turned Up” airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on E!
What are some of your personal secrets for getting through a breakup?