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.”
1. Evelyn Lozada
While we were all opening gifts under the tree on Christmas morning, Crawford proposed to Evelyn Lozada with a 14.5 carat ring designed by Jason of Beverly Hills, the same jeweler who hooked up Dwayne Wade with Gabrielle Union’s bling. Evelyn posted the ring on her Instagram page with the caption, “YES!” http://bit.ly/1fJA8is
2. Gabrielle Union
Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade made it official just four days before Christmas. “Sooooo this happened… #Yessss,” Gabby posted on Instagram, flashing the rock. Read more here: http://bit.ly/1cJFEOO and keep clicking to see more of our favorite celeb sparklers!
3. Kelly Rowland
"He put a ring on it!" Kelly finally admitted during an interview that will appear on "The Queen Latifah Show" Wednesday (December 18)! See how her manger-turned-fiancé Tim Witherspoon popped the question here: http://bit.ly/1gE3hzj
Ciara's found her prince charming in Future! The "Body Party" singer flashed her $500,000 15-carat rock on Instagram. Congrats to her and Future!
5. Kim Kardashian
Third time's a charm! Kanye West popped the question to Kim Kardashian and you guess it, she said yes! Kanye rented out San Francisco's AT&T Park where he got down on one knee and asked for Kimmy Cakee's hand in marriage. "PLEEEASE MARRY MEEE!!!" flashed across the jump screen while Ye' proposed. Kim flashed the ring while joined by family around her. In light of the celebration, we've collaborated a list of the biggest celebrity rocks.
6. Kim Kardashian
Kanye bought his baby's mother a flawless 15-carat diamond ring by celebrity jeweler Lorraine Schwartz. Kim K posted a better look at the ring on her Instagram.
7. Kerry Washington
Kerry Washington flashed her wedding band on the red carpet of the Emmys. She secretly wed her hubby NFL star Nnamdi Asomugha.
Stevie Harvey purchased his wife Marjorie a massive 25-carat ring to adorn her pretty little finger.
9. Naya Rivera
Rapper Big Sean surprised us all when he proposed to his short-term girlfriend an elegant engagement ring. The "Glee" star debuted the cushion cut diamond bordered by a halo and french-set band at the LATINA Magazine party.
10. Mariah Carey
Mariah's hubby Nick Cannon spent $2.5 million on a 14-carat emerald-cut pink diamond surrounded by 58 smaller pink diamonds by jeweler Jacob & Co. for his bride.
11. Khloe Kardashian
Lamar Odom dropped about $850,000 on a 12.5-carat radiant-cut diamond ring for Khloe Kardashian.
Jay Z went to the same jeweler, Lorraine Schwartz, as Kanye West to purchase Beyonce's flawless 18-carat diamond ring. Bey's rock is worth more than $5 million.
13. Wendy Williams
At 7-carats, media Mogul Wendy Williams has one of the biggest rings of all time. "The stone originally was maybe 3 carats, but he replaced it in our seventh year," she said.
14. Savannah Brinson
Sometimes less is better. Lebron James splurged on his longtime partner, $300,000 pear-shaped, center diamond cut ring.
15. Chrissy Teigen
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen recently walked down the aisle following his InterludesLive performance on TV One. Chrissy donned a cushion-cut diamond engagement ring.
16. La La Anthony
Carmelo Anthony is such a great husband. The New York Knick upgraded La La's original ring to this huge 20-carat rock. “Well I was surprised that I was given a ring. This summer will make nine years that my husband and I have been together total. He just wanted to do something special and I appreciate it,” La told Lady Bitchie. “You know it’s not really about the material things to me. It’s about the thought behind it.”
17. Yandy Smith
Remember when Mendeeces proposed to Yandy Smith on "Love & Hip Hop New York"? Ugh, so romantic. Yandy's ring is definitely on our list of favorite rocks.
Brandy recently got engaged to her boyfriend (who happens to look a whole lot like Laz Alonzo) when he dropped down on one knee and presented her with this fancy ringlet.
19. Evelyn Lozada
Evelyn's boyfriend of one year LA Dodger, Carl Crawford proposed to her with this 14.5 carat sparkler in hand. The ring isn't shabby at all and, with a $1.4 million price tag, it's hard to ignore. Congrats!