Former Destiny’s Child singer Michelle Williams hit a bump while cruising down Swirl Road: during an argument, Williams said she for brought up race–Williams is Black, and her fiancee, Chad Johnson, is White–and that didn’t sit well with Johnson, who Williams said retaliated by calling her out for her widely-documented struggles with mental health.
“I said something to him on the lines of ‘Well, Chad, because you are not Black you would not understand why I communicate the way I do. Maybe because you didn’t grow up around a lot of Black people.’ So that was very, very offensive to Chad,” Michelle recalled.
“And this is not to justify it, but yesterday when we had the disagreement, he said ‘Did you take your meds today?’” Michelle told the counselor.
The couple star in their own new reality show, “Chad Loves Michelle”, which airs on the OWN network.
Many interracial couples often grapple with race issues in their relationships, according to studies. But according to some relationship experts, its healthy for interracial couples to have open and honest discussion about race in their relationships.
Experts say race is sometimes a touchy topic in interracial romances.
Social media users offered their two cents.
It's sad to see the backlash Michelle Williams is receiving about her relationship as a result of #ChadLovesMichelle It's actually a really good show with, obviously, some great conversation starters about both #mentalhealth & interracial dating.— Shannon W (@UniqueBrownGirl) November 12, 2018
Michelle Williams gone wake up one day and see her fiancé pull out some confederate flag underwear and she ain’t gone be able to say a damn thing about it.— X (@XLNB) November 12, 2018
I hope Michelle Williams doesn’t disappoint me here. This is the ULTIMATE red flag and it is glaring down at you.— 𝚋𝚛𝚊𝚍 𝚙𝚒𝚝𝚝’𝚜 𝚠𝚑𝚘𝚛𝚎 (@oluwablk) November 12, 2018
Your white fiancé got mad that you – a Black woman – brought up race and brings up a vulnerable part of you that he knows will hurt. Do not marry this man, I beg. https://t.co/OlWlCxjyZo