Who is Kelly Rowland’s manager-turned-fiancé, Tim Witherspoon? Tim Witherspoon is the man who “put a ring on it,” as Rowland says on an episode of “The Queen Latifah Show” scheduled to air today (Dec. 18), as the Huffington Post reports. The 32-year-old Destiny’s Child singer has long kept her relationship with Tim Witherspoon a secret, and in early December 2014, news broke that he’d proposed via Skype while Rowland was in Bulgaria, of all places.
But who is Kelly Rowland’s manager-turned-fiancé, Tim Witherspoon, other than a man bold enough to pop the question to a major R&B star via computer? According to reports, Tim Witherspoon has been with Rowland since 2011, though she’s “kept it very, very low—for years, to be completely honest,” as she tells Queen Latifah. Kelly Rowland was previously engaged to Roy Williams, though she broke it off with the football player months before their planned 2005 wedding.
Who is Tim Witherspoon, Kelly Rowland’s fiancé? For years, he was “Tim Weatherspoon” as far the Internet was concerned, and numerous bloggers and journalists misspelled his last name in gossip pieces about he and Rowland. According to a 2011 story on SandraRose.com, Tim Witherspoon forced Rowland to fire Devyne Stephens, who had been her co-manager, and Witherspoon’s jealousy may have been the reason.
“Tim was co-managing Kelly with Devyne,” a source told the site. “If you notice, he’s always in pictures with her. A lot of people may not know [he's her boyfriend] because he’s more like an average Joe. He’s not well-known. But she really loves him.”
Tim Witherspoon may not be well known, but Kelly Rowland’s manager-turned-fiancé has clearly made an impression on the “Dirty Laundry” hitmaker and “X Factor” judge. Speaking to Queen Latifah about Witherspoon’s Skype proposal, she explained why she decided to say yes.
“It was so late, I remember we were both just kinda like, honestly, just staring at each other,” Kelly said. “And he asked me, and it was just that simple to say yes. I was like, ‘I got my best friend to ride through life with.’ He really is my best friend.”