Who was TLC’s Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas dating?

In addition to hearing about TLC and their music releases, fans also keep up to date with the group members and their relationships.

Before Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas started dating Matthew Lawrence, she was romantically linked to Usher, Nick Cannon, and Dallas Austin.



Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas has a child with Dallas Austin, the former music producer of TLCPhoto credit: Getty

Who was TLC’s Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas dating?

From the early 1990s through the end of the decade, Chilli was involved with record producer Dallas Austin.

Dallas produced TLC’s “Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg”, “Creep”, “Unpretty” and several other songs for the group.

On June 2, 1997, Chilli and Dallas welcomed their only child together; a son named Tron.

The former couple parted ways shortly after Tron’s birth.

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Since her breakup with Dallas, Chilli has been dating Usher and was rumored to be dating Nick Cannon as well.

In July 2016, an insider revealed that Chilli and Nick were “hanging out romantically.”

A source said at the time E! News: “Nick and Chilli [have] I’ve been hanging out at rock bottom

“[They’ve] I’ve been friends for a while and just recently had a romantic time together this summer.

“Chilli is a very mature woman who has been in the music industry for a while and understands it.

“Nick always had a crush on her growing up. He thinks they are beautiful.”

“They’re not an exclusive couple right now just hanging out casually and seeing how things develop.”

However, neither Chilli nor Nick confirmed the dating reports.

Before things got romantic, Rozonda


Before things got romantic, Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas and Usher were label matesPhoto credit: Getty

On January 3, 2023, Chilli was confirmed to be dating Boy Meets World graduate Matthew Lawrence sometime in November 2022.

“I’ve been with Chilli since 2005 and I’ve never seen her so in love. She is beaming. They’re really cute together,” the singer’s rep said PEOPLE.

When did Chilli date Usher?

In 2001, Chilli and Usher began dating; Both GRAMMY Award winners were part of LaFace Records.

Chilli is featured in Usher’s music videos for U Got It Bad, U Remind Me and U Don’t Have to Call.

In December 2003, Chilli and Usher came to Splitsville after two years together.

Why did Chilli and Usher break up?

According to Chilli, she and the Confessions singer broke up because they were growing further apart.

She explained Us weekly: “We broke up because I think it was back then or whatever … he was true love for me.”

“In every relationship, even my relationship with Usher, when it came time to take action, I had to do it.”

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“I don’t care how much my heart ached, sometimes you’re just meant to be with people for a reason, and that’s not always for life.”

“Even if you want to, it just doesn’t work that way.”


CELINE CASTRONUOVO is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. CELINE CASTRONUOVO joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: celine@dailynationtoday.com.

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