Many of us hardly remember how reality TV became what it is now. Somewhere between the shows like Survivor and The Bachelor, we began to welcome the likes of Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie into our living rooms, enjoying watching their misadventures and just generally being a part of their lives. With the explosive popularity of the Kardashians’ range of shows and their ensuing fame and fortune, we’ve seen even more celebrities trying to launch reality TV shows.
Singer, songwriter and actress Christina Milian is among those celebrities who have ventured down the path of reality TV show stardom, and in the latest episode of her show, she shed some light on her breakup from fellow singer Lil Wayne earlier this year. The couple had called it quits in September, after a year of dating, citing busy schedules and the distance as the cause. “Their schedules started getting extremely busy and the distance was not easy for them both,” reported E! News. “They are not on bad terms. They just are taking a break. Christina is focusing on herself now and surrounding herself with close girl friends like Karrueche Tran. They both understand each other and girlfriends are exactly what she wants [right] about now.”
However, as was revealed on Christina Milian Turned Up (CMTU), it wasn’t busy schedules that got in the way of their budding love affair, but another woman. As Toofab explains, “we saw Milian confront Wayne over an Instagram photo she found of another woman in her underwear inside the rapper’s home. He denied any shenanigans, but the two still decided to split.” Things quickly got emotional as Milian said that she had never loved anyone in the way that she had loved Wayne – not even her ex-husband. “I’ve never loved anyone the way that I love him,” she said in a confessional. “I’ve never had anyone understand me the way that he has.”
Scenes like this definitely make us wonder where reality TV draws the line. Would something this private have been better left off the screen? Milian seems to think it shouldn’t, and she says she’s proud of the episode and of the reactions it’s garnered. “I’m really proud of what we’ve shown,” she tells Toofab. “It’s good TV, it’s real TV, it’s sisters and family and what love is. There’s nothing I would take back from anything on this season.” She also adds that she and her family have gone through many things in life, and that she will continue to show these in CMTU. “It’s not even necessarily entertainment, you’re just hoping somebody is relating to it and they understand whatever it is that we were all going through. It’s very real. I’m proud of us for keeping it real this season. We just want to live our lives, but with cameras there.”
What has Lil Wayne got to say about the latest episode? The rapper has been mum on the issue, but it seems he has remained good friends with Milian, even shooting a music video with her a month after their breakup.
Chrstinia Milian Turned Up airs Tuesdays at 10/9c on E!