Former Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams had revealed that she broke her engagement to battle her depression. In an exclusive interview with People Magazine, the star shared that soon after her fiance, Chad Johnson, proposed and they started planning their wedding, she fell into a deep depression. The star then broke off her engagement in July then checked herself into a treatment facility.
In the interview, she shared “I thought I was over depression. I thought, ‘I’m good!’ I’ve got love, I’m working out. But I was so angry. The rage built up in me. I did not attempt suicide, but I was questioning [life].”
The star says she hid how she was feeling while prepping for the highly-anticipated performance with her Destiny’s Child members, Beyonce and Kelly at Coachella. “The entire year we were rehearsing every day for hours. I was burying it, and before you knew it, I was looking up out of the pit like, ‘Oh my God. I’d been there before in that darkness,” she says. “I was like ‘No, you better go [to the hospital].’ By the time I got there, I was stable.”
Although the star tried to push Chad away, he stuck around for her. She says “I would’ve understood [if he left],” says Williams. “He’s been praying for a wife. He didn’t pray for a depressed wife.”
The star also shared that after undergoing individual and couple’s counselling, they are back on track and will be getting married soon. Their journey will be documented on their reality show, Chad Loves Michelle.
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