Sep. 26th, 1981
Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
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Christine Flores (born September 26, 1981), better known by her stage name Christina Milian, is an American actress and singer-songwriter. At the age of 19, Milian signed a contract with Def Jam. In 2001, Milian released her self-titled debut album, which featured the singles "AM to PM" and "When You Look at Me". "AM to PM" charted with in the Top 40 of the US Billboard Hot 100 and both peaked in the top three on the UK Singles Chart. In 2004, Milian released her second studio album It's About Time, which provided her first major US hit. "Dip It Low", which reached number 5 on the US Billboard chart, "Whatever U Want" was released as the album's second single, both singles charted within the Top 10 of the UK chart.
Christina Milian was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, to Afro-Cuban parents, Carmen (née Milian) and Don Flores. Named Christine Flores at birth, Milian changed her name and adopted her mother's maiden name in the hopes of landing a wider range of acting roles. The oldest of three sisters, including Danielle and Elizabeth, she moved with her family to Waldorf, Maryland, soon after her birth. Milian was four years old when she showed an interest in show business, and when her family realized that she was a talented actress, she became determined to pursue an entertainment career. By the time she was nine years old, Milian had begun auditioning with local talent agencies, shot commercials for Wendy's and Honeycomb, and played the lead role in the musical Annie. Milian's mother noticed her daughter's potential and moved to Los Angeles with her three daughters when Milian was 13 years old. Her father stayed in Maryland and divorced her mother soon after the move.
Although Milian is best known for her singing career, she originally wanted to be an actress. Her first lead role was in the 2003 film Love Don't Cost a Thing. Milian had a minor role in Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, and starred as the lead role in the straight-to-DVD film Bring It On: Fight to the Finish, training with former Cleveland Cavs dancer Kelly Wilson. Milian has since been cast in the ABC Family Original Movie Christmas Cupid, alongside 'Ashley Benson' and 'Chad Michael Murray'.
Milian starred in Be Cool, the sequel to Get Shorty, with 'John Travolta' and 'Uma Thurman', and recorded two songs for its soundtrack. She was then cast in a lead role in the horror film Pulse, starring alongside 'Kristen Bell' and 'Ian Somerhalder'. The film was a remake of the Japanese film Kairo (2001). Filming took place in Romania, a traumatic time for Milian, where she endured racial abuse and discovered that boyfriend Nick Cannon was cheating on her.
In February 2009, reports emerged that Milian was dating musician The-Dream. Music producer Dre of Cool & Dre said that he supported Milian's relationship with The-Dream, "I think it's gonna be a good fit for her". He stated that he had "nothing but love for her and her family", and that he "wished her the best and we're definitely looking forward to what she's got going on". In late May 2009, it was reported that Milian and The-Dream were getting married, and the couple celebrated their engagement party in Las Vegas in June. On September 4, 2009, Milian and The-Dream eloped at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada. MTV reported that Milian and The-Dream would get married again in Rome, Italy, and then renew their vows in the US in front of family and friends. On September 11, 2009, it was announced that Milian and The-Dream were expecting their first child together. The Daily Mail reported that "the pregnancy was a surprise, but they were getting married regardless". On February 26, 2010, Milian gave birth to their daughter Violet Madison Nash, who had "a full head of hair." Violet was Milian's first child, and the fourth for The-Dream, who had three children with ex-wife Nivea. In July 2010, The-Dream announced that he and Milian had separated in late 2009, only three months after their wedding in September of that year. Their divorce was finalized on October 23, 2011.
In September 2010, Christina began dating Jas Prince, son of Rap-A-lot Records Ceo, James Prince. On September 2, 2013, It was confirmed that Christina and Jas have been engaged since before April.
In September 2013, Milian became a contestant on Dancing with the Stars (season 17). She was partnered with professional dancer 'Mark Ballas'. She was eliminated in week five despite receiving the highest score of the night. This was because the elimination was based on the previous week's score (24) and viewer votes.
- Looks up to 'Janet Jackson (I)' (qv), 'Diana Ross (I)' (qv), 'Celia Cruz' (qv), and 'Gloria Estefan' (qv) as her musical inspirations.
- Was on the original "Girl Talk" game box when she was 11 years old.
- Is a self-confessed huge fan of 'Janet Jackson (I)' (qv)
- Is of African and Spanish Cuban descent
- She is conversational in English and Spanish.
- Named #30 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list.
- Her parents are Don and Carmen Flores.
- Featured on the song "Between Me And You" by 'Ja Rule' (qv).