Matthew Lawrence Clarifies Comments, Says He Didn't Mean to Put 'Pressure' on Chilli to Have Kids

His divorce was finalized in September 2022, and by Thanksgiving, Matthew Lawrence was debuting his romance with Rozanda “Chilli” Thomas. It was a match made in 1990s heaven—Lawrence was a teen heartthrob, and Chilli was tearing up the charts with TLC.

via: People

After recently going public with comments about wanting to have kids with Chilli, the Boy Meets World star, 43, clarified in a new interview with E! News that he “didn’t mean to put any pressure” on the singer.

“It’s such an interesting story. Joe and I were commiserating about this plan that we had to have children together … when we were growing up,” he said of older brother Joey Lawrence. “And I missed the first go around and now he’s starting a new family and I was thinking, ‘Man, it’d be great if we could do it again, when I didn’t have the chance to raise a family together.’ ”

“So that’s what I meant by that. I didn’t mean to put any pressure on somebody I was dating or anything,” he explained.

Speaking of the TLC singer, Lawrence added that she’s “an amazing person.”

“She’s already a mother, she has an incredible son. I respect so much as to how she’s raised him,” he said of Chilli’s son Tron, 25, whom she shares with ex Dallas Austin. “She’d be an incredible mother again and I’d be incredibly lucky but that’s way in the future.”

Earlier this month, Lawrence told Entertainment Tonight that he and the singer, 52, have a “game plan” to begin their family.

Asked by ET’s Deidre Behar if children are in the cards in the near future, Lawrence said, “That’s the game plan. That’s what we’re trying to do.”

“My life is in complete bloom right now. I get to spend time with an amazing woman like Chilli,” he added. “I’ve never gotten to be able to experience that kind of relationship before. She’s really, really special.”

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