updated 07/22/2010 AT 2:00 PM ET
•originally published 07/22/2010 AT 3:45 PM ET
When The-Dream was recently photographed being straddled by his assistant, his soon-to-be-ex-wife Christina Milian may actually not have been so shocked.
That’s because the rapper-producer, born Terius Nash, actually filed divorce papers in February – months before then-wife Christina Milian gave birth to their daughter Violet. The papers, which were obtained by TMZ, also says the couple was separated even prior to the filing.
The reason for the separation? “The marriage between the parties is irretrievably broken,” the papers state. “There is no hope for reconciliation.”
Milian and The-Dream were married in September. Reps for the two did not return requests for comment.