Like her former group member’s song, Michelle Williams is once again one of the “Single Ladies.”
Well, this happened pretty quickly. But it seems Michelle Williams has announced that she’s a single woman again.
The “Chad Loves Michelle” star shocked fans today, December 7, when she wrote on her Instagram story that she broke things off with Pastor Chad Johnson.
The Beautiful Proposal
The couple met in March 2017 at an Arizona spiritual retreat run by Johnson, a life coach who has also worked as a chaplain for pro sports teams including the Pittsburgh Steelers and L.A. Dodgers.
“I was in a horrible, dark place,” Williams previously told revealed. (She had recently opened up about a cheating ex on The Real.) “I just needed to go somewhere where I could get a message of hope and restoration, rejuvenation — get connected to God.” They immediately bonded over their faith, and Johnson popped the question a year later.
“I was so shocked! I was weeping and wailing,” Williams said during an interview with Good Morning America at the time. “He proposed to me in Pebble Beach at this beautiful resort and I was crying so loud that people were turning around, going back to their rooms and stuff, they weren’t coming to the restaurant because they were like, ‘Did she just find out something he did bad? What happened?’” she added.
She did it while also promoting her new single, “Fearless.”
“I still remain fearless,” she wrote in an Instagram post.
“I guess I still remain single! Things didn’t work out. The healing that needs to take place is a must! I don’t wanna destroy another relationship. Blessings to him, his family and ministry. #FEARLESS.”
Struggles With Mental Health
They announced their engagement in April. Johnson supported Williams as she shared her struggles with mental health issues.
Michelle Williams reveals she sought help for mental health issues. They also also starred in the OWN reality series “Chad Loves Michelle,” which showcased their relationship and pre-marital counseling.
“I’m assuming a lot of relationships go through a period of time where one or more people get overwhelmed,” Williams told People magazine in October. “You don’t even know what it’s like to have real love because I’ve had to fight so much in past relationships: fight to have a place, fight for you to see me, fight for you to love me, fight for you to be faithful. In this relationship I didn’t have to do that, but I was so ready to fight.”