We’d like to give a big birthday shoutout to the one and only Christina Milian.
She was first introduced to the world as a fresh-faced 19-year-old singer-songwriter, but would soon grow into her talent as an actress, entrepreneur, and reality star who could “Dip It Low” at the drop of a dime.
We sang along to hits like “Between Me & You,” “AM to PM,” and “Say I.” She won our hearts as the leading female love interest in the 2003 film Love Don’t Cost A Thing, and we cheered her on when she nabbed the most important role of her entire life: mom to Violet Nash, who by the way, sings a mean “Happy Birthday.”
Miss Milian continues to prove slow and steady wins the race, working every day to build her brand, all while raising her mini-me and traveling the world with BFF Karrueche. She also cuts no corners in the post-baby body department and at 35, looks better than ever.
Join us in wishing Tina Turn Up a happy 35th. Take a look at her transformation over the years below:
Back in junior high, Christina was everything we loved about the early ’00s — crimped hair included.
She had a great smile — and had already acquired a taste for teaming up with hip-hop’s finest on what would become some of our favorite throwback joints.
“Every little thing that we do should be between me and you …”
In 2003, Christina proved her acting chops in teen comedy Love Don’t Cost A Thing. Fun fact: She originally wanted to be an actress.
And you were nobody if you couldn’t “Dip It Low” in ’04.
She was like some sort of bronzed, curly-haired goddess …
… That loved when photogs told her she resembled fellow singer Beyoncé:
Then came actual photographic evidence that she couldn’t possibly be in and of this world.
How can we put this? She was a total beach babe.
Fun Fact: Jay Z’s Volume 2 … Hard Knock Life is one of her favorite albums of all time.
Tina’s next heroic feat? Motherhood.
Her snap back? Immediate.
… And Violet? A natural.
Like mother, like daughter. Total beach beauties.
Yes, the snap back was real and Miss Milian had grown up right before our very eyes. She also had a brand new record deal with Young Money Ent.
And championed box braids.
She’s always snatched.
And is always working.
What’s not to love?
Happy Birthday, Christina!
PHOTO CREDIT: Getty, Splash News, Giphy
Celebrating Christina Milian & Violet Nash! (PHOTOS)
1. 1. Christina Milian is pictured smiling and happy with her daughter Violet Nash. Photo Credit: Instagram Christina Milian1 of 20
2. 2. Adorable Violet poses for the camera in a cute pink outfit! Photo Credit: Instagram Christina Milian2 of 20
3. 3. Christina and Violet have some fun in the sun and enjoy their time together! Photo Credit: Instagram Christina Milian3 of 20
4. 4. Violet Nash chomps down on her snack while giving the camera some food for thought. Photo Credit: Instagram Christina Milian4 of 20
5. 5. Violet and Christina have some summer fun at the pool! Photo Credit: Instagram Christina Milian5 of 20
6. 6. Christina Milian teachers her daughter to love the game of golf. Photo Credit: Instagram Christina Milian6 of 20
7. 7. Christina Milian is pictured showing her daughter, Violet, the ropes of golf while wearing some sick Jordans on her feet! Photo Credit: Instagram Christina Milian7 of 20
8. 8. Christina Milian tweeted this picture with the caption: "#MilianHeiressLife my Love My Life. Hand in Hand. I'm hers forever" Photo Credit: Twitpic Christina Milian8 of 20
9. 9. Christina Milian tweeted this picture with the caption, "She Rocks my World! #MilianHeiressLife Photo Credit: Twit pic Christina Milian9 of 20
10. 10. Christina and Violet are all smiles as they pose in wintery blues and bows. Photo Credit: Instagram Christina Milian10 of 20
11. 11. Christina and her daughter are pictured tanning it up at the pool! Photo Credit: Instagram Christina Milian11 of 20
12. 12. Violet Nash makes a silly face as she poses for the camera! Photo Credit: Instagram Christina Milian12 of 20
13. 13. Baby Violet switches her style up and rocks out with a really cute hat! Photo Credit: Instagram Christina Milian13 of 20
14. 14. Christina and Violet take a moment to capture their time spent with the Milian family! Photo Credit: Instagram Christina Milian14 of 20
15. 15. Violet Nash is literally fly as she lies back, with shades on, in her first-class seat! Photo Credit: Instagram Christina Milian15 of 20
16. 16. Christina Milian posted this picture via instagram with the caption "In Love With Her." Photo Credit: Instagram Christina Milian16 of 20
17. 17. Christina Milian and her daughter are pictured at White Castle about to fill up on fast food! Photo Credit: Instagram Christina Milian17 of 20
18. 18. Christina Milian posted this picture on instagram and commented that this is one of her favorite pictures of her and her daughter! Photo Credit: Instagram Christina Milian18 of 20
19. 19. Violet looks so cute! Here she is smiling as she and her mom wait for the subway. Photo Credit: Instagram Christina Milian19 of 20
20. 20. Here, Christina and Violet are pictured on having fun on the plane. Photo Credit: Instagram Christina Milian20 of 20
Take A Trip Down Memory Lane With Christina Milian For Her 35th Birthday was originally published on globalgrind.com