Christina Milian is the social media correspondent of The Voice, and owner of the upcoming swimwear line ‘Havana Nights.’ Although her schedule has been quite busy this summer, Milian has not neglected to spend time with her 2-year-old daughter Violet. The singer and correspondent recently sat down with Ebony magazine to talk about her life as a parent.
Balancing motherhood and her career.
“I have always been a multi-tasker, when it comes to my career; I’ve been an actress, a singer and everything because I love to do what I do. We manage between my team, my management, we find a way for me to be able do everything I love and pursue all my dreams at the same time. As a mom, that’s at the forefront of everything in my mind, so I’m always trying to balance. Whether its bringing Violet to work or the second I am done working, getting home to her. Even if I am just sleeping with her or just watching cartoons in bed, I know Violet values that. I try to make the most of every moment and just make it special with her, because its what matters to me most. When its time to go off to work, or workout, I have a great support system, a great nanny and friends who offer to help out whenever they can.”
Does she take Violet to work?
“I actually don’t bring her to the studio too often, because the whole creative process is happening and [when] she wants to play on the piano, it can be a little distracting. For example, if I am in the booth she wants to be in the booth with me. I have actually brought her in the booth with me before and tried to record, but she kept singing along with whatever I was singing and it picked up on the mic. So the few times she has come I will usually take a break from what I am doing and play music with her…she comes by The Voice and it’s very family friendly, everybody brings their kids all the time.”
The french fry issue.
“Well, she’s eating french fries now and she likes french fries. And I was like, “Don’t feed my daughter french fries” (laughs) but its one of those things you do what your child wants because it makes them happy, so I give her unhealthy food every now and then, but she still eats regular good food all the time.”
Advice to fellow moms for healthy living.
“A lot of cardio, drinking a ton of water, breastfeeding, hiking in the hills and go for walks… and I had to watch what I was eating. Because the eating was what kept the 15 pounds on that I was trying to get off towards the end [which] wouldn’t come off because I was still eating regular and like I normally would, and I wasn’t doing the two at the same time. If you want to get the weight off you have to do both.”
Check out more pictures of Violet, her grandma, and Christina Milian below!