Last weekend, during the BET Awards Radio Room, she stopped by Houston’s 97.9′s table to chat with radio host JJ (who’s also divorced and has a little girl) and the two had a bonding moment while Christina expressed her disappointment in The Dream not being in her daughter’s life. She told the radio host:
All I care about is my daughter. When it comes to the case of parenting and having another parent, I really would like for her to have a father in her life. And I wasn’t really happy at the moment and I’m still not in the best case but I’ve come to the realization that I have to be a 150 – 200 percent mom for her. It’s not about finances. No, it’s about spending time.Watch below:
I remember what it was like as a child being raised by my dad and it meant something to me. And he and I actually had an off time when I was a teenager because he had left us for a while but he came back and he’s back in my life and I’m so thankful because he meant a lot to me and he taught me so much and gave me even that little bit of fear knowing that my dad was there to not do the wrong thing with men. All that kind of stuff. So, I just would like that for her. But she’ll have that. And she’ll have that in somebody that will care and love her. She’s so easy to love, that’s the most amazing thing about her [...] I couldn’t go a day without seeing her and I have three jobs at a time. I’m not relying on anybodies money or anything like that. I work my butt off and I’m a mom on top of that. And that’s the first job. That comes first to me.
I’m not one of those parents or mothers who say, ‘oh you can’t spend time’, or be that way with a baby daddy and try to withhold their children and use that against them. I’m just going to leave it at; My daughter is a great kid and she has a lot of love around her and some day she is going to have a man in her life that loves her the way I do.
Meanwhile, on Father’s Day, The Dream tweeted photos after spending time with his three kids with singer Nivea and he also had this to say:
The only pain my children will feel will be the pain whispered to them. In time hopefully years from now my children will say….My Father took me with him. I salute all fathers even those who haven’t got a chance to prove it yet. This life is long and u will get your chance as well. My love and Heart goes out to the fathers. And the fathers to be and the great women and Men that made them. Cheers. And to your mother I forgive you its okay.