Matthew Lawrence Talks Romance With TLC’s Chilli: ‘She’s Really, Really Special’

Matthew Lawrence recently gushed about his relationship with singer Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas.

The actor and “Brotherly Love Podcast” host opened up about their romance in an Entertainment Tonight interview Friday, saying his life is “absolutely blooming” and that the TLC star is “an amazing woman.”

“I’ve never been able to experience that kind of relationship before,” he said. “She’s really, really special.”

Lawrence said their relationship began after they accidentally ended up on a flight together. He said they remained friends for several months before taking their relationship to the next step.

The “Boy Meets World” actor also revealed in the interview that he and Chilli intend to have a child.

“That’s the game plan,” he told ET. “That’s what we’re trying to do.”

The couple only became Instagram official in December, after months of dating rumors. They both posted a video of them dancing together in onesies to A-ha’s 1985 hit “Take on Me.”

In January, a rep for Chilli confirmed to People that the two had spent the holidays with the singer’s family in Atlanta.

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

Chilli has a grown son, Tron Austin, from a previous relationship with music producer Dallas Austin. Lawrence was previously married to former “Dancing With the Stars” performer Cheryl Burke before they finalized their divorce in September.

Asked about the split, Lawrence told ET that he learned a lot from the experience, saying it “tested me.”

“I learned so much about myself,” he said. “I am so grateful and blessed for the opportunity to grow.”

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