Almost nine years since a previous wedding plan hit the skids at the 11th hour, former Destiny’s Child, Kelly Rowland, is rumoured to have got engaged.
The X Factor judge is reportedly betrothed to her manager, Tim Witherspoon, according to a source said to be close to the couple. This, by the way, is not former World Heavyweight Champion ‘Terrible’ Tim Witherspoon who came from behind to knock out Frank Bruno in 1986. That Tim is nearing 56 years old and somewhat out of shape these days.
Rumours surrounding the engagement started when Rowland was seen wearing a large diamond ring in a video on a friend’s Instagram account, according to Us Weekly. Rowland was previously engaged to the then Dallas Cowboys football player Roy Williams. Their relationship ended in January 2005, two months before their planned wedding ceremony.
“I was too young for marriage,” the Kelly told Cosmopolitan UK in 2011. “But sometimes you fall down and you learn from it.” She added that she’d be “ready for marriage when the right time comes.”
In her latest single, “Dirty Laundry,” Rowland sings about an abusive boyfriend and her jealousy of former Destiny’s Child group member Beyoncé. “It was very emotional. It took me days to record,” Rowland told Billboard about the track. “I had to get past being so upset and actually sing the song, not sob through it.”
Rowland’s fourth studio album, “Talk a Good Game,” was released June 18.