Christina Milian and The-Dream Announce Split After Racy Photo Scandal

Nothing like a few racy photos being published to bring out the revelations.

Singer/producer The-Dream has announced that he and his wife of less than a year, Christina Milian, have split up, after pictures of him frolicking with his bikini-clad assistant, Melissa Santiago, frolicking in the Caribbean surfaced on the Internet earlier today.

But don’t get the wrong idea—according to The-Dream’s rep, the pair actually split up last year and didn’t tell anybody:

“Terius ‘The-Dream’ Nash is saddened to announce that his marriage to Christina Milian was unsuccessful. The couple reached this decision in late 2009, but decided to keep the news private in efforts to protect their baby daughter Violet. They ask for consideration and respect for their family moving forward.”

After eloping in Las Vegas in September 2009, The-Dream and Milian renewed their vows in Rome in December, but apparently decided to call it quits shortly after that. The couple welcomed daughter Violet on February 26 of this year. The child is Milian’s first; The-Dream has three other children from his previous marriage to singer Nivea.