Christina Milian has kept mum about the details surrounding her very public divorce from esteemed singer/songwriter The-Dream -- until now. The songstress opens up about the messy split in the February issue of Latina magazine, in which she appears on the cover.

Though news of the former couple's parting hit the Internet last July, Milian admits she and The-Dream still carried on in their marital relations, yet life was anything but sweet. "I tried to be someone I wasn't because I wanted my marriage to work," she reveals. "But ultimately, if it's not working, it's not working."

When photos surfaced of her ex-husband canoodling with his assistant, Melissa Santiago, on a Caribbean beach, the 29-year-old was clueless of the affair. "I didn't know anything," Milian admits. "But looking back, my gut was telling me something was off. But I thought I could fix it."