Michelle Williams Is Officially Engaged to Pastor Chad Johnson
Michelle Williams and her fiance Chad Johnson recently released the news that they are officially engaged! The two met in 2017 and have been inseparable ever since! The couple has secretly been engaged since March, but finally decided to share the news with the world! “We could not contain this any longer!” Williams says of finally sharing the happy news.
Michelle, who is now 37, told People Magazine that she met her fiance Chad who is 40 at a spiritual retreat called “Elevate International” during a time when she was in a really dark place. She was recently out of a bad relationship and attended the retreat looking for space to heal. “I just needed to go somewhere where I could get a message of hope and restoration, rejuvenation — get connected to God,” says Michelle. Chad was in a similar space, but had actually given up on dating during this time.
According to Michelle, the two hit it off right away, but kept focused on the retreat rather than on each other. Michelle stated, “I mean, he was cute,” the singer admits, “but I did not go to flirt with the pastor!” After the retreat ended, they parted ways but kept in touch. It was a friend of Chad’s who later encouraged him to pursue Williams. Looking at the two of them now, it looks like it was a pretty good idea!
The two started communicating more as friends, then dating long distance while he was traveling for work with the Steelers where he serves as a chaplain. Why did they keep it a secret? We can’t say for sure. But, Michelle did give a little insight into that in this quote… “I didn’t even tell any people I was talking to Chad. I wanted to treat this relationship differently because obviously all my past relationships have failed. I didn’t want to talk about another relationship that possibly wasn’t gonna go anywhere,” says the singer. She didn’t start to introduce him to friends — including fellow former Destiny’s Child members Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland — until July of 2017. After one year of courting long-distance, the two have now officially made their love known to the world! The two are planning to have a very short engagement and will be getting married this summer.
Michelle gives these words of encouragement to singles:
“Don’t lose hope in love,” says Williams. “I do think you should not focus so much that if you’re not in love that you get depressed about it. I was in a place where I was like, I’m just going to focus on my career and my family and just keep it moving. I started taking myself out; I started traveling by myself, to the point where I loved being by myself.”
“Just don’t lose hope. But definitely be doing what you can do to make yourself a better person for the person that possibly is on the way for the way for you.”
Curious to know their story? Watch the video below and click here to read the exclusive at People Magazine:
Watch Their Love Story Unfold