Michelle Williams will always be instantly recognized as a third member of Destiny’s Child, one of the most successful girl groups of all time. Although she maintains a low profile these days compared to former bandmates Kelly Rowland and Beyoncé, she has certainly been busy since Destiny’s Child disbanded. But it hasn’t always been easy for the star, who struggles with insecurities by never being the “favorite” member of Destiny’s Child.
“Apparently I don’t have the most commercially attractive voice or whatever. People have their favorites, but vocally they were not one of the favorites in the group, and that stuck with me,” she said to Billboard in 2019. “Because I have done a lot of gospel, I am a little insecure because the mainstream [fans] do not know my voice and sometimes social network can be bad when you read the comments”.
In 2014, people were especially mean to Williams on Twitter, posting #PoorMichelle memes criticizing his career. Without saying anything, she replied with this deleted tweet: “#PoorMichelle, that’s not what my accountant said!”
Clearly, Williams doesn’t let her insecurities take over her. Although she once considered giving up music entirely, she didn’t give up – she’s still a successful singer along with reality TV appearances, theater roles, and more. Let’s dive in!
She has a vibrant music and acting career
Regardless of who your favorite Destiny’s Child member is, you have to admit, Michelle Williams’ career is impressive. Post-Destiny’s Child, she began his own musical career in the world of gospel. She released her first solo album, Unexpected, in 2008.
In 2014, she had her biggest solo hits with her fourth studio album, Journey to Freedom. The album was the one with the highest charts in history: the single “Say Yes” even reached number one on Billboard The Gospel Table.
In addition to forging his own path in music, Williams regularly meets with the Destiny’s Child gang, including a truly legendary 2018 performance in Coachella.
Williams has also been successful as an actress. Over the years, he has starred in musicals. The color purple, Chicago, Fela! and What my husband does not know. In addition, she also ventured into the world of reality shows. She appeared in the Season Two Masked Singer, and she and her ex-boyfriend Chad Williams had their own series at OWN, Chad Loves Michelle. She also appeared on the oxygen reality show Fix My Choir, among other television credits.
She has had many ups and downs
Shortly after joining Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland on the Coachella stage in 2018, Michelle Williams fell into a deep depression and registered at a rehab center. “I thought, ‘Just fight, you’ve been here before,'” he told Robin Roberts in Good Morning America about her the experience.
“I just didn’t do enough so for months, I was slipping and slipping and slipping [and] before you know, he was at the bottom of the well looking up like, ‘Am I really here again?’ And I suffered alone. I didn’t want to tell anyone.” Since then he has been advocating for mental health awareness on social media and opening up his personal struggles.
Her ex-boyfriend Chad Johnson appeared on Good Morning America with her, admitting that he had no idea that she was struggling so much. Sadly, the couple broke up in 2019. They announced the split toward the end of the season from their reality show, Chad Loves Michelle. They had been engaged in 2018.
Between her career in entertainment, finding and losing love, and raising mental health awareness, Michelle Williams is busy and thriving after Destiny’s Child. We can’t wait to see what she does next!