Christina Milian & Lil Wayne Split, Proving That A Hit Song Isn't The Only Key To True Love

Sadly, it turns out collaborating on a song isn't key to true love. On Monday, Us Weekly reported that "Start a Fire" singers Christina Milian and Lil Wayne had split, breaking up in late August after dating for more than a year. Neither star has commented publicly on the news, but Us reports that the duo's busy schedules (Milian is a star of the upcoming Grandfathered, and Wayne recently released a new album) are the reason for the break-up.

Although rumors of the duo dating had been circulating since the summer of 2014, they didn't confirm it until recently, when Milian told Entertainment Tonight that she and Wayne had a "careless, hopeless, romantic" love. At the time, she said that Wayne had "inspired" her, and that her song "Rebel" was about him, otherwise known as "the man in my life." She even mentioned the possibility of a marriage, telling an ET reporter who asked about a potential wedding that "love does inspire beautiful things like that, right?"

One such thing? A tattoo that Milian got that was reportedly inspired by her relationship with Wayne. According to Us, the star inked "Love hard... TnT" on her body, possibly as a tribute to the now-exes' nicknames, Tina and Tunechi. Clearly, Milian and Wayne were seriously involved, so it's a shame to hear that they're no longer an item.

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Hopefully, both Milian and Wayne are keeping busy since the split. It's hard to imagine they're not; in addition to Grandfathered, Milian has an E! reality show, Christina Milian Turned Up, that's beginning its second season in November. As for Wayne, he's promoting his latest album, FWA, which premiered exclusively on TIDAL in July. He also has Tha Carter V, said to be his last album, in the works; the record has been delayed for years, but has been confirmed to eventually be on its way. So chin up, Milian and Wayne fans; even if the duo likely aren't going to be making any more music together, their futures couldn't look brighter.