Sounds like TLC's Chilli will have a partner when she goes chasin' waterfalls … because we're told she's officially dating "Boy Meets World" star Matthew Lawrence! https://t.co/csEe96w3L5
— TMZ (@TMZ) January 3, 2023
“Never Seen Her This In Love”
An unnamed representative for Chilli spoke exclusively with TMZ and confirmed the pair’s relationship. According to the outlet, the source explained that Chilli and Lawrence are in an “exclusive relationship.” They also added that the pair moved past the “friend phase” just ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.
In addition, the source also revealed that Lawrence and Chilli have spent the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays together. Lawrence has even met Chilli’s family in Atlanta.
A representative named Christal Jordan also spoke exclusively with PEOPLE. And shared more insight into the pair’s relationship.
I’ve been with Chilli since 2005 and I’ve never seen her this in love. She is glowing. They are really cute together.
The Couple’s Instagram Debut
The couple confirmed their relationship via Instagram this past weekend, with a cute dance video. In the clip, Chilli and Lawrence sported matching pajamas and rocked out to a-ha’s “Take on Me.”
The Couple’s Relationship Was Recent Speculation
As TMZ previously reported, Chilli and Lawrence were first spotted together in Hawaii after Lawrence’s divorce from professional dancer Cheryl Burke. The two were spotted getting into the water and enjoying a “lengthy conversation.”
— Page Six (@PageSix) August 10, 2022
According to PEOPLE, Burke filed for divorce from Lawrence in February but listed Jan. 7, 2022, as their official date of separation.
Chilli previously dated fellow singer and performer Usher. However, the two went through a very public breakup in 2003. The singer also has a 25-year-old son with music producer Dallas Austin.
Chilli’s Dating Advice
Before the singer was taken off the market, she was candid enough to share her dating advice with fans, as previously reported by The Shade Room.
I want for women — especially for women of color — to not be so closed-minded when it comes to love. God made all of us and you may not find your husband because you’re trying to stick to one group. You’ve got to be open.
Roommates, are you excited to see what’s ahead for the new couple?