Michelle Williams, who rose to fame in the successful girl band Destiny's Child, has announced she's engaged to pastor Chad Williams.
The couple revealed their happy news to People magazine, saying they want to get married very soon.
‘We do wanna get married very, very soon. We’ve been moving very quickly and planning. Why wait? I want to get married now, but he wants a wedding!’, Michelle said.
‘The day after we got engaged, Chad was like, “Okay, we gotta pick the wedding date! We gotta do all this stuff,”, Michelle said, while Chad added: ‘She was like, “Can we just revel in the moment, relish the feeling?” And I’m like, “Let’s go, let’s go!”
‘It’s gonna be … think James Bond-meets-Midsummer Night’s Dream — with a little hood in it [laughs]. It’s gonna be very traditional. We’re doing black-tie. We want it to be small and intimate and very private.’
The pair met in 2017, when the 37-year-old attended a spiritual retreat in Arizona run by Chad, who’s a pastor and life coach: ‘I was in a horrible, dark place. I just needed to go somewhere where I could get a message of hope and restoration, rejuvenation — get connected to God.’
‘When we met, both of us were in very similar places on a personal level. Michelle was coming off the heels of a really bad relationship, and I was just in a place of despair as well’, Chad added.
While nothing happened at the retreat, the two continued to talk and eventually went on a first date at a wedding in the Dominican Republic, when they shared their first kiss.
‘I told her, “I’ve been looking. I don’t want to look anymore. I’m done. My search is over’, Chad said.
Speaking about their relationship, Michelle said she kept it very private, even from her close friends, at the beginning: ‘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.’
Congratulations to the lovely couple!