Chris Yandek: This spring on VH1, people had a chance to see singer/performer Chilli -- one third of America's top-selling female group, TLC -- look for love as a single mom on "What Chilli Wants."
The show has been picked up for a second season, and Chilli tells Chris Yandekof CYInterview.com that dating as a famous single mother is tough for both her and the guy who's interested in her. "I mean, it can just be tough either way," she says. "But to me, I look at it like this: I feel like a lot of people will say, 'Oh, you just need to date a regular guy.' I'm like, 'What's a regular guy?' All guys can be regular to me. It's your personality and extraordinary things about you that make you different and special, no matter what you do for a living. But I think that when you do date someone, no matter what business you're in, [if you have a] similar career background, it's a lot easier because you understand what the other does."
Chilli continues, "I think that when you talk about dating a doctor, he's probably not gonna be home all the time, so if he dated someone that was in that field ... someone that really understood those hours and how strenuous it can be, it just makes the relationship a lot better because you don't have a person complaining all the time, saying, 'Well, why do you have to be gone all the time?' You know, that kind of thing."
Chilli came to Yandek for an exclusive interview to tell the world she's never been married. Chilli confides that there is some wrong information out claiming she had been married to Dallas Austin -- her son's father -- and that they subsequently divorced. She wants to clear things up and let the world know she has never been married.
"I would like to set the record straight by saying that there's some wrong information out there, that Dallas Austin, whom I have a son with, and I were married and divorced, and I want to clear that up," she says. "We were never married. I've never been married in my life. We were not engaged, nothing like that. We were in a relationship, but never married or anything like that. Never."
Chris Yandek is the editor of CYInterview, an outlet that features high-profile interviews from Hollywood, sports and newsmakers. His interviews are featured by numerous mainstream broadcast, print and online outlets.