We Judge A Whole Relationship Off A Soundbite: Michelle Williams Defends Chad Johnson Against Medication Comment
Earlier this week, we wrote about a tense argument that Michelle Williams and her fiancé Chad Johnson had on their new OWN reality show, “Chad Loves Michelle.” During a therapy session, Michelle shared that she told him that maybe he couldn’t understand her communication because he was White. And he fired back asking if she’d taken her medication.
Given Williams’ recent hospitalization as she dealt with her depression, it was a comment that was completely out of pocket, one that caused people to question the health of their relationship.
Since all of the questions and backlash, Williams’ social media accounts and even the Instagram page attached to the show have gone private.
But the couple are still on a press tour and during a sit down with Frank and Wanda on V103, the discussed past relationship behaviors and the argument that had the internets shook. See what they had to say below.
Michelle on past relationships
I’ve been guilty in the past—I grew up in church, I know God, but I’m so guilty of being in relationships with men and I’ve put them first. You almost put them as a idol and God will definitely take things away that you put before him.
I’m so glad that Chad has set the tone as a leader. We’re not even married yet but he has set the tone of what a godly relationship has to be. It was him that said, ‘Sex is not an option.’ Meaning, I don’t have to do that to keep you? That was a blessing for me to even hear. ‘No, we going to wait. Let’s do this right.’Now I got a ring in less than a year. I did something different to get something I have never had-which is a faithful man, a committed man, a man who knows who to communicate, a man who loves God, a man whose eyes are amazing.
About their disagreement
Michelle: “That conversation that we were talking about happened the night before. It was not filmed so people don’t know what I was saying to Chad for Chad to be like, ‘Did you take your meds?’ Now, I didm’t like when he say that. But people also did not hear when he apologized.
I think that’s what irritates us. We are a soundbite generation. We won’t take the time and the effort to actually watch a whole episode. We will take a soundbite and we judge a person, we judge a show, we judge a relationship based off of one little clip. He apologized and I apologized for cutting. I got my momma in me, I can cut you with my words.
That was based off of communication. He took something the wrong way and I literally said, ‘Was it because I’m a Black woman?’And you don’t understand that my elevated voice is out of passion and not anger. I’m so animated that I could wear Black people out.
But we didn’t want to make it a thing about race. It literally is, ‘How do I communicate?’ Because he’s not the only person who’s told me my words cut. My mother, my friends have told me the same thing. So it’s not a Black and White thing. It literally is just me just, ‘You need to kind of tone it down.’”
Sadly, before they got to ask Chad about his mental health comment, the two had to go. But before they left, Michelle answered the question that has been lingering on my mind, why did they do this show?
“And the reason why we wanted to do the show. so many people we know have never gone to counseling. With any job, marriage is work.”
You can watch the full interview in the video below.