AL: Things have changed so much for you professionally and personally since you started TLC. TW: Touring is still kind of the same thing as it was …it’s kind of like, if it’s not broke, don’t fix it. We built this together, and we have a catalogue that we built and history together.Tionne’s uncle married Lisa’s mother, Wanda Lopes Coleman.Tionne has two children, including a daughter with her former husband, rapper Mack 10. Tionne has stated that aside from being African-American, she has Native American and Irish ancestry.Watkins and Thomas finished without Lopes and notably continued on as a duo, never considering replacing the “L” between them, they’ve said. AL: You have some pretty classic ’90s heavy hitters with you. TW: It’s always cool hooking back up with your peers, cause throughout the years we’ve all either worked together or ran into each other at some point … It was like real music, real categories that you had to compete with … TW: My playlist is not too much new stuff, honestly … When he came out with “24 Karat Magic,” I was like ‘Oh-em-gee, for reals? [He has] Prince and all that funk covered right now; I love it.Today, TLC has proven longevity, releasing a self-titled album – their fifth and final offering – on June 30. Now 47, Watkins is responsible for many of TLC’s distinct lead vocals, lending a deep, gravelly soul to the popular refrains. I’m so happy it’s out – oh my God, I was so nervous … Everybody’s still doing their thing, and I’ve always loved, like, [fellow tour act] Biz Markie. I got some Drake, Kanye and Jay-Z on there, but not the new stuff; it’s kind of their older stuff.In addition to that, they also shared that they are currently at work bringing their story to the big stage.
Bossip has confirmed that Thomas and James are an item and have been dating for the past six months.
And you remember, ‘You know what, that’s what I loved those girls for.’ You still get that feeling.