Chilli Reflects On "Amazing" Relationship With Matthew Lawrence

Chilli recently discussed her relationship with Matthew Lawrence.

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Chilli recently reflected on her "amazing" relationship with Matthew Lawrence at Variety’s Power of Women luncheon, earlier this week. The TLC singer spoke with Page Six about her relationship at the event.

“It’s real and there is nothing fake about it,” Chilli told the outlet. “I’m here with him because I wanna be and he wants to be. We’re just so happy, we really are. I honestly didn’t think that I would experience what I’m experiencing now and I was OK with that.” "He has changed everything, the way I look at relationships. It’s so different,” she added but stopped short of marriage when asked about their future. “We’re still in the beginning stages so we’ll see."

Chilli & Matthew Lawrence

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 09: Matthew Lawrence (L) and Chilli Thomas attend as Lifetime Celebrates Black Excellence with their Female Creatives and Talent at the +Play Partner House on March 09, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for Lifetime)

The comments from Chilli come after Lawrence previously had to clarify that the two are not trying to have a baby. He had caused confusion with remarks he made during an interview with Entertainment Tonight. “That’s the game plan. That’s what we’re trying to do,” he previously said. “My life is in complete bloom right now. I get to spend time with an amazing woman like Chilli. I’ve never gotten to be able to experience that kind of relationship before. She’s really, really special.”

He later explained in a statement: “I missed the first go around and now he’s starting a new family. And I was thinking, ‘Man, it’d be great if we could do it again, when I didn’t have the chance to raise a family together.’ So that’s what I meant by that. I didn’t mean to put any pressure on somebody I was dating or anything.”

Lawrence and Chilli first confirmed they were dating back in January. Lawrence and his ex-wife, Cheryl Burke, finalized their divorce just a few months earlier. Lawrence and Chilli were first spotted together last summer. They also reportedly spent the holidays together in 2022.

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