Matthew Lawrence, TLC's Chilli

Chilli Says Romance With Matthew Lawrence Is Not 'FAKE': 'We're Just So Happy'

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By Favour Adegoke on April 10, 2023 at 3:15 PM EDT

Chilli has revealed that her thing with actor Matthew Lawrence is the "real" deal. After months of speculation, the singer, a iconic girl group TLC member, confirmed her relationship with the actor in January.

She has now shared that Lawrence changed her view about relationships and that she never imagined she would feel so deeply about him. In a separate interview, she discussed having kids with the actor, saying that it is possible but that she must be married before it happens.

Keep on reading to learn more.

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'We're Just So Happy'

TLC's Chilli

Speaking with Page Six at Variety's Power of Women luncheon this week, Chilli opened up about her relationship with Lawrence, particularly on their bond so far since she confirmed their romance in January.

The duo had been friends for years before reports emerged last summer that they were an item. The TLC singer tells everyone who cares to listen that their romance is "real and there is nothing fake about it."

She said, "I'm here with him because I wanna be, and he wants to be. We're just so happy, we are."

Chili also stated that she had no idea they would connect so deeply and that his presence in her life altered everything.

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The "Scrubs" singer remarked, "I honestly didn't think that I would experience what I'm experiencing now, and I was OK with that…He has changed everything, including the way I look at relationships. It's so different."

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The Duo Are Open To Having Kids In The Future

While their love is at a sweet high, the possibility of marriage is still unknown, although Chilli did not rule it out during the interview. If she does get married, the singer is open to expanding her family, despite already sharing a kid, Tron Austin, with her ex, Dallas Austin.

"I would never say that [I'm done with families]," Chilli said while speaking during her appearance on the "Ryan Cameron Uncensored" radio show, per Page Six.

Chilli's boyfriend also told E! News that he would like to see the mother-of-one become a mother-of-two, but that would be much later.

"She's an amazing person," he said. "She's already a mother; she has an incredible son. I respect so much how she's raised him. She'd be an incredible mother again, and I'd be fortunate, but that's the way in the future."

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Matthew Lawrence Opens Up About Chilli's Loving Qualities

Matthew Lawrence

Earlier in March, Lawrence opened up in an interview with Entertainment Tonight about some of the attributes of Chilli that enamoured him to her.

"She's just got, you know, her morals and her values," the actor said. "The way she treats her family. She loves my family, so important.

He also mentioned that they have a lot of chemistry, which has helped them overcome hurdles in their relationship.

He added, "We get along. We'll talk on the phone, and she's like, 'My mom's calling me.' I'm like, 'Get it. I know how important that is.' The same thing my mom calls me. It's not like, 'Why are you talking to your mom?!' It's like, 'Oh, your mom. Go talk to your mom,' you know?"

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Matthew Lawrence Was Previously Married To Cheryl Burke

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Before acting Chilli, Lawrence wamarriedancer Cheryl Burke for three years. The latter filed for divorce in February 2022, although the separation was finalized in September 2022.

"I know I have always said I'm an open book with you guys, I do strive to be, and in writing this, I've realized there isn't an easy way to announce that my marriage is ending," Burke informed her fans of her decision to end her marriage with the actor, per US Weekly.

She added, "I hope you can understand that I will not be commenting any further now and am asking for understanding and privacy. Thank you all for all the kind words and support you've given me."

The pair reportedly separated due to "irreconcilable differences." They did not welcome any child during their time together.

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