Singer and savvy businesswoman Christina Milian is always exploring new ventures and taking new risks. Although she has a lot on her plate, the celebrity mom is never too engaged in her career to teach her daughter, Violet, a few things about her cultures. Christina tells Pop Sugar all about her life as a mom and celebrated entertainer.


Life as a single mother and career woman
“It’s about making the time I spend with Violet count. I’ll take her to business meetings and interviews. Most people don’t bring their kids to work with them, but I’m, like, I make my own rules!”

Exposing her daughter to both sides of her ancestry
“I try to give Violet as much family time as possible, because it’s her blood, and that’s where we come from. That closeness has helped develop her amazing confidence. She’s Cuban and African American, and I want her to understand her mixed race and be proud of it.”

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Encouraging Violet to embrace her natural locs
“I’ve taught her to proud of her curls. I compliment her natural hair and show her the beauty in it. So when she sees the process with the big blond braid in Frozen, I make sure she also sees [Quvenzhané Wallis’s] fro in Annie. I’ve also gotten her cornrows, which is part of her culture.”

One major life lesson for her little one
“To not be fearful. Guilt comes into play when you’re Latino. I grew up with a lot of that. At some point, you have to break the chains and not spend your life making decisions based on not wanting to disappoint your family.”

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Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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