Singer Michelle Williams is no stranger to the spotlight. The Destiny's Child alum and her minister fiancé, Chad Johnson, star in a new reality show documenting the days leading to their wedding and the stressful tribulations that come with it.
Chad Loves Michelle follows the couple as they seek marriage counseling and work through Williams' battle with depression.
In a teaser clip for the show's second episode, the couple began arguing, and Williams brought up the subject of race, which seemingly frustrated Johnson.
"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," Williams said.
In retaliation, her fiancé mentioned her mental health struggles and inquired whether she took her medicine that day.
"And this is not to justify it, but yesterday when we had the disagreement, he said 'Did you take your meds today?'" Michelle told their marriage counselor.
Attributing the remarks to him losing his temper, Johnson apologized for the comment. However, he believes it had to do with Williams bringing up their racial differences in the first place.
The two met in the summer of 2017 at a spiritual retreat, and months later at the beginning of 2018, Williams voluntarily checked herself into a mental health facility to seek treatment for depression. According to Essence, Williams ended their engagement more than once because she did not feel worthy of Johnson's love.
Twitter users quickly took note of his reactions and interpreted his attitude as a red flag, urging Williams to walk away before the situation worsens.
So Michelle Williams' PASTOR fiancé got mad when she mentioned race, AND took a shot at her using medication for mental health? It is a NO from us all. pic.twitter.com/4jt4087Vkr— Nicole Vassell🎈 (@nicolevassell) 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
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