Best known as the former member of the famous R&B/pop trio TLC, Rozonda Thomas rose to fame after being a part of the band in 1990. Rozonda, with her fellow members, Lisa Lopes, and Tionne Watkins were the reigning bands during the 90s. However, the band members separated after Lisa lost her life sadly in 2002. Even after the disbanding, Rozonda still remembers the good old days and misses the fun she had with her members.
Rozonda is also popular for her lead role in the movie A Diva’s Christmas Carol and TV shows like Living Single and The Parkers. To find her one true love, she also appeared in the reality TV show What Chili Wants in 2009.
Rozonda Thomas’s Bio: Career And Net Worth
Rozonda, who stands at an average height of 5 feet and ½ inch (1.53m) was born on 27 February 1971 in Atlanta Georgia to parents Ava Thomas and Abdul Ali, who was a soldier stationed at the military base in Columbus, Georgia.
However, she could not see her dad till 25 years as her parents had ended their relationship before her birth. Her mother Ava Thomas shares African-American as well as Native American descent, while her father Abdul Ali is of East Indian and Middle Eastern Background. Hence, Rozonda is of mixed ethnicity.
Rozonda met her father in 1996 when the producer of Sally Jessy Raphael Show tracked down her father, who was then an Atlantic City casino worker. Rozonda was more than grateful to have found her father after more than two decades of his absence in her life. She was in tears when she exclaimed that she only felt complete after meeting him.
She was raised by her single mother in Atlanta, where she attended the Benjamin E. Mays High School. She realized her interest in dancing since her early age and therefore, served as a backup dancer for the R & B duo Damian Dame, which was represented by LaFace Records.
LaFace Records signed a new trio called TLC, where Rozonda replaced one of the members. Her career skyrocketed after joining the trio with the stage name of Chilli. Some of her achievements as a band member include her album CrazySexyCool, and FanMail that were awarded Grammy Awards.
Rozonda Thomas(Middle) poses with trio TLC members Lisa and Tionne in 1990 (Photo: dailymail.co)
After separation of the band, Rozonda established herself as a television star in the show What Chilli Wants in 2010. She also worked as a producer of the biopic CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story in 2013.
With her soothing voice and sexy personality, Rozonda has able to amass a wealthy net worth of 10 million dollars as a television star and rapper just like Molly Brazy. She also takes good care of her body and undergoes red light therapy, acupuncture, and cryotherapy, which is probably the secret of her youthful beauty.
Rozonda Thomas Dated Many But Still UnMarried?
Like her difficult childhood, Rozonda also had a complicated dating life. Well, the 47-year-old had affairs with the A-list celebrities.
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Her dating life started with the famous American film producer Dallas Austin. She got pregnant with the rapper at an early age but aborted their first child. However, in June 1997, the pair welcomed a son named Tron Austin.
Her son, Tron also aspired to be a musician just like his parents. Sadly, Rozonda broke up with Dallas before the couple could get married.
Rozonda Thomas attends TLC: CrazySexyCool Premiere Event with son Tron Austin in 2013 (Photo: zimbio.com)
After some time, the black beauty was seen with the famous singer Usher Raymond in 2001, who was seven years younger than Rozonda. While talking to bet on 22 October 2013, she revealed Usher was her real love. But, their relationship ended after two years in 2003.
Rotonda's love life did not end there as the TLC singer went on to dating actor Brad James in 2015. As per Bossip on 21 September 2015, Rozonda was pretty happy with her new boyfriend. But like her previous relationship, she broke up with him soon without a genuine reason. Before Brad, Rozonda also dated the comedian Wayne Brady in 2014.
Interestingly, Rozonda came up with her new lover Nick Cannon, an American rapper. The pair were spotted kissing at the backstage in WDKX Summerfest Concert as per dailymail on 14 July 2016. However, that relationship also didn't work out.
As of 2018, Rozonda opened up about her current relationship status to essence on 17 August 2018. She said that she is dating someone out of her race and also added that she wants to influence other black women to do so as well. She stated that God has made every woman equal and has not limited them to date only black men.
Though she gushed about equality and dating, she didn't reveal the identity of her new boyfriend. Also, it is not sure if her partner is one she is quoting as a husband by getting married.