Christina Milian’s Ethnicity and Parents: Don Flores and Carmen Milian

Christina Milian is of Afro-Cuban ethnicity, and her parents are Don Flores and Carmen Milian. She was born on September 26, 1981, and is best known for her roles in movies such as Love Don’t Cost A Thing and Resort To Love, among others.

Christina Milian’s parents were married for 14 years, from 1980- 1994, and whilst they were married, they had three children together, including Christina herself. This article focuses on the ethnicity of the actress/singer as well as the identity of her parents.

What Ethnicity is Christina Milan?

Christina Milan is Afro-Cuban. The actress’ mother and her family moved to New Jersey in the United States of America when she (Christina’s mother) was only five years old. The area where they eventually settled was inhabited by predominantly Latino people from various Latino countries, including Cuba, and it helped them to keep in touch with their roots.

According to Christina’s mother, she and her siblings were not allowed to speak the English Language whenever they were at home because they feared they would forget the language. On the other hand, bringing up Christina and her siblings, in the same way was a more challenging prospect for Christina’s parents because of the proclivity of Latino children towards conversing solely in the English language once they are exposed to schools and neighborhoods without as much Latino presence as theirs.

Christina and her siblings have, however, managed to get a handle on their Cuban roots and can comfortably have a conversation in Spanish as much as the next person. The actress/singer has spoken about the myriad of questions and challenges that she faced as a result of her much darker skin tone which she said people did not understand because of their limited knowledge of the fact that Latinos vary in color, shape, and size.

What Nationality Is Christina Milian?

Christina Milian is an American citizen. She was born Christine Marie Flores on September 26, 1981, in Jersey City, New Jersey, United States. The actress/singer could also lay serious claims to Cuban nationality if she so desired due to her parents’ Cuban heritage. It is also important to note that she adopted her mother’s maiden name, Milian, after her parents’ divorce. This was done to increase her chances at the auditions she attended regularly at the time.

Although she was born in New Jersey, Christina was raised in Waldorf, Maryland, Los Angeles, after she moved there with her mother and sisters as a 13-year-old teenager. The actress has lived virtually an entire lifetime in the United States, including dating and eventually marrying a United States citizen at some point.

Christina Milian has, however, never felt the need to hide her Cuban heritage. On the contrary, and despite the various misconceptions about her people, she revels in the uniqueness that her Cuban heritage gives her.

Christina Milian’s Parents Were Married For 14 Years

Christina Milian’s parents, Don Flores and Carmen Milian, both from Havana, Cuba, met during the late 1970s to early 1980s. How they met or how long they dated has been overshadowed by the events of their marriage. The former couple reportedly tied the knot in 1980, although the exact date of their wedding is unknown at the moment.

Just a year into their marriage, the couple welcomed their first child as a couple and named her Christine Marie Flores. As mentioned earlier, she would later take on her mother’s maiden name for work purposes and has since become known and identified as Christina Milian.

42-year-old Christina was born on September 26, 1981, and has gone on to become one of the most popular faces in Hollywood as well as in the music industry.

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She is currently married to French R&B singer Matt Pokora (real name: Matthieu Tota). She has three children; two sons, Isaiah and Keena, with Matt, and a daughter, Violet Madison Nash, with her rapper ex-husband, The Dream (real name: Terius Hegbert Youngdell Nash).

Christina’s parents had two other children before their eventful divorce. Roughly five years after Christina was born, her parents welcomed another daughter who was named Danielle Whitney Flores. Danielle was born on March 2, 1986, and is currently 38 years old. Danielle is a hairstylist and has been married to Richard Dickerson since 2013.

She also had three children but unfortunately lost the youngest (Richie Bear Dickerson, born August 25, 2015, and died August 26, 2015) after just one day. Her two surviving children are Daniel Dickerson (born March 20, 2007) and Naomi Rose Dickerson (born June 4, 2014).

The youngest child of Don Flores and Carmen Milian is a young woman named Elizabeth Flores. Also known as Liz Milian, Elizabeth was born on August 13, 1987, and is currently 36 years old. Liz Milian is a chef who was married to Dominique Jean-Zephirin, a retired soccer player, from 2016 to September 2020. They had one son together and named him Layvin Jean-Zephirin (born January 19, 2017).

Christina’s parents, Don Flores and Carmen Milian called time on their 14-year marriage in 1994 shortly after her mother and her sisters moved to Waldorf, Maryland. The demands of work and a long-distance relationship were ones that neither of them could handle.

Who Is Christina Milian’s Dad, Don Flores?

Don Flores is a Cuban-American celebrity Dad who is best known as the father of Afro-Cuban-American singer, model, and actress, Christina Milian. Don Flores was born Luciano Don Flores Santi on June 30, 1962, in Havana, Cuba. His birth sign is Cancer, and his ethnicity is Latino.

Don Flores is 62 years old and stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches, weighing 276 lbs. Don Flores’ claim to fame rests solely on his relationship with his daughter Christina and not much is known about what he does or did for a living at the moment. Don Flores has been married to a woman named Susan Rogers since 2002, but there is no indication that they have children together.

Meet Christina Milian’s Mom, Carmen Milian

Carmen Milian was born on October 3, 1963, in Havana, Cuba. Her family moved to the United States when she was five years old, and she became known as Carmen Flores when she married Don Flores in 1980. She, however, reverted to her maiden name of Milian after her divorce from Don Flores was finalized in 1994.

Carmen Flores is currently her daughters’ manager and despite the challenges she claims comes from being a momager, appears to be doing quite a fantastic job of it. Carmen inspired her daughters into the world of fashion and modeling with her art of making porcelain dolls for clients when they were very young.

She is not just a producer (for the reality show Turned Up) and manager, she is also an astute entrepreneur. She and her daughter co-own Viva Diva Wines, a venture they acquired after Christina had been a brand ambassador for them for a while. Mother and daughter have both spoken of the other’s invaluable contributions towards the success of their joint venture.

Hugo Wright
Hugo Wright
Hugo has extensive professional writing experience and has been writing and editing articles on multiple platforms for several years now. Away from work, he is a football addict who loves to catch up on his favourite pastimes.


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