Michelle Williams, also known as a member of the former girl band Destiny’s Child, is one of the most people in the world of celebrities. She is a singer, actress, songwriter, record producer, and dancer who likes to keep her private life under wraps.
Michelle Williams’s dating history includes men from different backgrounds, which makes it all the more interesting to read. The singer’s love life is full of emotions, as she even ended up in the hospital due to severe depression during one of her relationships.
Stay with us to learn more about whom she dated, whom she got engaged to, whom she was rumored to have dated and which break-up left her devastated.
Before getting into the details of the singer’s love life, let me give you a quick heads-up and tell you the names of the men she dated.
1. Curtis Martin
Michelle Williams and Curtis Martin from the New York Jets were together and very much in love in 2004. Both the singer and NFL player at the time were devout Christians and also had the same beliefs, which made them bond very well.
The two met when Willams was featured in Broadway’s ‘Aida’ and dated for a few months. Nonetheless, somewhere along the line, the two split up. As the singer liked to maintain a low-profile love life, we don’t know the breakup date.
2. Henry Simmons
The former Destiny’s Child singer dated actor Henry Simmons in 2008. According to reports, he visited the theater while Michelle was busy rehearsing for the musical,’ The Color Purple.’ The couple was seen hugging and kissing all the time, making us believe that they were an item.
This is one of the first relationships in Michelle Williams’s dating history that was quite serious. Henry Simmons even brought his uncle to watch Michelle perform in the theater. The couple was also talking about having kids and getting married.
Sadly this relationship did not work out either, leaving the singer single yet again.
3. Tony Rock
Tony Rock is the brother of the well-known comedian Chris Rock who has also managed to entertain us over the years. Although we know very little about his love life, Tony and Michelle were seen spending a lot of time together in 2011, leading to rumors of the two datings. However, when asked about the relationship, not the singer nor the comedian made any comments. We still don’t know whether they romanced or just hung out as friends.
4. Adewale Ogunleye
In the beginning, I said that Michelle Williams dated men from different backgrounds, which include the former Nigerian NFL bowler Adewale Ogunleye.
The couple tried to keep their relationship private as long as possible. Eventually, the media caught up with them and found that Williams and Ogunleye had been romancing, in 2012.
The former Destiny’s Child singer also headed off to the bowler’s home country Nigeria to sing the national anthem at an event, after which she felt sad as she had to leave so soon to return home.
The couple dated for two years and eventually called it quits in 2014.
5. Chad Johnson
The most talked about relationship in Michelle Williams’s dating history is when she dated pastor Chad Johnson. The two met in March 2017 at a spiritual retreat in Arizona where Johnson was responsible for running it. Both were in a very dark place and needed something to look forward to. Although the two hit it off well, they both decided to stick to being friends and kept in touch when apart.
Eventually, one thing led to another, and they started texting each other, which ended up in the two becoming romantically involved. In July 2017, the couple shared their first kiss in public at a wedding in the Dominican Republic. Their relationship was mainly a long-distance one, as Johnson had to travel a lot for work purposes.
A year later, in March 2018, Chad Johnson finally realized that Michelle Williams was the one and asked for her hand in marriage in Pebble Beach, California. The engagement ring was a 5-carat ring that Johnson had saved up for 11 years. The two started planning their wedding in April, saying they would like to tie the knot as soon as possible, preferably in summer.
Unfortunately, everything happening was too overwhelming for the singer, which made her break off the engagement a few weeks after Johnson asked her to marry him. She felt insecure due to her past relationships heading in the wrong direction and was in denial regarding whether she could walk down the aisle.
However, the two were so in love that they managed to work things out and get back together again. But just before the end of July, Williams broke it off again, after which she admitted herself to the hospital to get treatment for depression. The singer has a history of depression and also had to fight it when she was doing well in Destiny’s Child.
Johnson was highly supportive and helped the singer to recover by visiting her in the hospital several times. Although she told him to leave again and again, they even attended premarital counseling together. After this, they got back together again, more vital than ever. As Michelle was scared of losing Johnson for good, the two started talking about marriage and kids.
But due to her depression and insecurity, the two finally called off the engagement in December 2018 as it was impossible to make it work anymore with so many ups and downs.
Michelle Williams’s dating history is a short one, but we can say that she was loyal and wanted to keep her love life out of the limelight. Although the singer dated a few men and even flew to Nigeria, it is obvious to say that she found love and comfort in Chad Johnson.
Sadly her depression issues got the best of her, and she ended up breaking ties with her fiance Johnson in 2018, which left them both shattered as they were very much in love.
According to sources, the former Destiny Child singer is currently single and concentrating on her career.
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