In case you haven’t yet watched the incredible footage of Beyoncé straight-up dominating Coachella weekends one and two, and inviting her Destiny’s Child bandmates to join her, may we draw your attention to:
Screaming: “Walk for your liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiife! Yessssssssssss!!” My sisters @beyonce and @kellyrowland. Tipping alongside the two of you is forever my favorite thing to do with y’all!!! I love you ladies with all of my heart! Let’s do it again and again and again! ????: ❤️ #coachella2018 #beychella #destinyschild
Anyway, because you are most likely a child of the ’90s, you should be aware that Destiny’s Child were the girl band to end all girl bands through the late ’90s and early ’00s, keeping us glued erry weekend to Video Hits (RIP). You probably personally identified with Bey, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams as a fellow ‘Survivor’ of all the trials and tribulations of Year Two.
So seeing them reunite again – Rowland and Williams joined B for her Superbowl halftime show in 2013 – hit us square in the feels.
But what Williams didn’t realise, so she told the Los Angeles Times earlier this week, was that an even younger generation, your Gen Zeds, would also go absolutely apeshit.
She said that people “still lose their minds” when they see the trio together: “People are asking, “When y’all gonna tour? When y’all gonna put out new music?” It’s been 14 years since we’ve had an album together, and people are still asking.”
And that that level of passion amongst the younger gen definitely surprises her:
They definitely know who Beyoncé is. But then they see these two other girls — like, ‘Who are these girls that my mom is going crazy about?’ Some of these kids were probably two years old when ‘Lose My Breath’ came out. And they for darn sure weren’t even thought of when ‘Survivor’ came out.
She also told of the band’s chemistry together even after all these years: “We’ve kept to our word back in the early 2000s, when we went on our first hiatus – we said that we would always participate in each other’s projects in whatever capacity we could.”
Williams spoke about their an “easy and fun” off-stage relationship, all three finally living in the same city – LA, where Williams moved in Jan – for the first time since they left Houston as a group in the early ’00s: “Kelly is a four-minute drive from me; I think Bey is 17 minutes exactly. So we can get together any time, whenever we want to.”
God damn we want to lurk on that catch-up brunch.
Still, tearing up the stage at Beychella isn’t the only exciting news from the Williams camp: she gave the exclusive to People last week that she got engaged last month to one Pastor Chad Johnson, a sports chaplain who currently works with football team the Pittsburgh Steelers and baseball team the Los Angeles Dodgers.
She’s apparently already chosen a dress: “We do wanna get married very, very soon. We’ve been moving very quickly and planning. Why wait? I want to get married now, but he wants a wedding!”
Let’s hope Johnson makes Williams…
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