- Full Name Rozonda Thomas
- Occupation Singer, Actor, Dancer, TV Personality
- Nationality American
- Birthplace Georgia, USA
- Birth Date Feb 27, 1971
- Age 50 Years, 9 Months
Rozonda Thomas | BiographyThe death of the TLC group member Lisa Lopez in 2002 brought an end to the band
In 1991, Thomas was given the opportunity to join TLC by replacing Crystal Jones. The band tasted success, with over 65 million albums sold worldwide. For her contribution to the music, Thomas aka, Chilli, won four Grammy Awards.
Rozonda Ocielian Thomas, better known by her stage name "Chilli," is an American singer, dancer, actress, television personality, and model who rose to fame in the early 1990s as a member of a group TLC, one of the best-selling girl groups of the late 20th century.
Early Life and Parents
Rozonda Thomas was born on 27 February 1971 in Atlanta, Georgia, to her father, Abdul Ali, and mother, Ava Thomas. She is currently 50 years old. Her father is of Middle Eastern and Indian descent, and her mother is of African American, Native American, Puerto Rican, and Tongan descent.
Thomas graduated from Benjamin E. Mays High School in 1989. She was raised by her mother, but in an episode of The Sally Jessy Raphel Show, she reunited with her father for the first time in 1996.
Thomas began her career as a dancer. In 1991, she was given the opportunity to join TLC by replacing Crystal Jones. The band tasted success, with over 65 million albums sold worldwide. For her contribution to the music, Chilli won four Grammy Awards.
She began to work on a solo album in 2000, but it did not get materialized. She then released singles. Unfortunately, the death of the group member Lisa Lopez in 2002 brought an end to the band.
Later, Chilli and Watkins occasionally performed as a duo. In 2012, she appeared as the leading lady in R&B singer Tyrese's music video for his single 'Nothing on You.'
Chilli has worked as an executive producer on the VH1 biopic CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story in 2013. The program was about the rise and fall of the fame of TLC.
In January 2016, Thomas released a new solo single, 'Body,' and used it to promote her new fitness workout campaign.
Thomas has also had a successful career in acting with her guest appearances on shows like The Parkers, Single Ladies, That 70s Show, Living Single, and Strong Medicine. In 2009, Thomas's love life was focused on the reality TV show, What Chilli Wants, which aired on VH1. The show ran for two seasons.
Rozonda Chilli Thomas has had a successful career as an American R&B singer and actress. Though known as a band member of the girl group TLC that earned popularity during the 90s, Thomas raised her graph with various television appearances and solo career. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Thomas has a staggering net worth of $8 million from her diverse career.
Is Chilli married?
There has been no information about Thomas's marriage. However, she has had many relationships and faced dating rumors. Chilli has a son with the producer, Dallas Austin. They lived together for a long time, but the relationship came to an end.
In 2001, Chilli began dating singer-songwriter Usher but split in 2003. She often claimed that he had cheated on her, which drew a lot of media attention. Usher also released an album the same year named Confessions. Usher did not fully deny the claim, but he dismissed the allegation that infidelity was the main cause of cheating.
When Thomas was 20, she became pregnant with the child of producer Dallas Austin. However, she aborted the pregnancy due to her career aspirations. She disclosed the information in her show, What Chilli Wants, and regretted the decision. However, the couple continued their relationship. Eventually, they had a son together, Tron Austin, born on 2 June 1997.
In 2013, Tron was targeted by the gossip site MediaTakeOut.com because of his apparel, and his sexuality was questioned. Following this, Thomas took a stand against cyberbullying.