Whoa! These two are moving FAST!
Matthew Lawrence just got surprisingly candid about his love life — just months after finalizing his divorce from Cheryl Burke! In a new interview with Entertainment Tonight on Friday, the 43-year-old revealed he and his new girlfriend Chilli — yes, that one, of TLC fame! — have begun plans to start a family together! He gushed:
“That’s the game plan. That’s what we’re trying to do.”
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The Boy Meets World alum clearly has no worries about his future with the singer, whom he called a “really, really special human being,” since he went on to add:
“Life is always a surprise. My life is in complete bloom right now. I get to spend time with an amazing woman like Chilli. I’ve never gotten to be able to experience that kind of relationship before, so it’s quite special. She’s a really, really special human being. I wish more people on the planet were like her. We’d be much better off.”
Aw! Super cute! But we can’t help but wonder if this is just the honeymoon phase talking? As we’ve been following, the pair were first spotted together in August during a trip to Hawaii. Matthew and his ex-wife Cheryl Burke called off their marriage last February before finalizing their divorce in September. Matthew hardly had time to be sad about the split since by January, the ’90s heartthrob confirmed his romance with the ’90s pop icon, born Rozonda Thomas, and they’ve been showing off plenty of PDA ever since!
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Breaking his silence on his breakup from the Dancing With the Stars pro, Matthew noted:
“It tested me and I learned so much about myself, and I’m so thankful and blessed for the opportunity to grow and that’s what came out of it.”
Such a positive outlook! Fans may be obsessed with the ’90s power couple, but the Mrs. Doubtfire alum didn’t dwell on the past for long before quickly deciding to share how he first met the No Scrubs vocalist, sharing:
“So we were at this thing. We were working. We just said hello in passing and probably nothing would’ve come of that, but there was this big snowstorm. I had to be back for work, so I was getting them [the airline] to change my flights all around. The only flight I could get was a connecting flight through Atlanta. She lives in Atlanta. So, she was flying on that flight. So, really it was the flight, talking and then afterwards saying, ‘Hey, let’s keep in contact.’ That’s really what made it, and it almost did not happen. I mean, literally, an hour before the flight took off they were like, ‘OK, we got you on this flight. You gotta go.’ So it was just like that kind of thing.”
It was meant to be! But, uh… when was that flight? After the breakup with Cheryl, right? Um… Maybe not? See, they started off as friends for several months, as he noted:
“It was just real friendship, you know, for like five or six months, just talking on the phone long distance, like, getting to know each other, see each other here and there. But, really, just keeping it as friends and being, you know, let’s keep our priorities straight here. We wanna know what we’re all about. We don’t wanna take this too fast.”
OK, doing a little math… They were first spotted in August, subtract six months, you have… February. But when they were spotted, it was in Hawaii. Not exactly a first date, right? Hmm… So have they been talking “as friends” since before his split?
While we may not know exactly when Matthew and Chilli first got together romantically, it’s clear they’ve been in overdrive ever since! Matthew’s even gotten to spend time with the pop star’s 25-year-old son Tron, whom she shares with her ex Dallas Austin. On everything the couple has in common, he gushed:
“It’s weird, you know, we have similar upbringings. We have similar families. There are similarities that you wouldn’t necessarily think between us and it really works.”
Already bonding with the family?? No wonder they’re ready to have one of their own. Hear Matthew reflect on his love life in an interview alongside his other famous bros (below)!
Is it too fast? Let us know what YOU think (below)!
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