Kelly Rowland Says Husband Tim Weatherspoon “Knew by the First Date” That They Would Marry

Tim Spoon and Kelly RowlandTim Spoon and Kelly Rowland attend the Cadillac Oscar Week Celebration at Chateau Marmont on February 25, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for Cadillac)

Kelly Rowland is starring in a new movie called Love by the 10th Date, but she says that wasn’t exactly the case in her personal life. For Rowland’s husband, Tim Weatherspoon, love actually came much sooner.

“He said he knew by the first date,” the former Destiny’s Child member, 35, told ABC News on Tuesday, January 31. “I knew [by] the third date. I was like, ‘Oh my God!’ I got nervous to be completely honest, because I was like, ‘This feels like my husband.’”

Weatherspoon and Rowland married in an intimate destination wedding in Costa Rica in May 2014. Only a few dozen of the couple’s closest friends and family members attended the ceremony, including the bride’s lifelong bandmates Michelle Williams and Beyonce. Guests stayed at a private villa, and the ceremony itself was held on the grounds of a nearby estate.

Most recently, Rowland served as a bridesmaid in close pal Ciara’s wedding to Russell Wilson. The bridal party looked gorgeous in custom couture gowns designed by Michael Costello.

Rowland and Weatherspoon—who share adorable son, Titan—will celebrate three years of marriage in May. “Me and my husband see each other as equals,” she noted Tuesday. “And we love each other and respect each other above anything. We’ve made our own rules. It’s working out really great.”

The singer-turned-actress memorably announced her engagement in December 2013 by quoting her bestie, Beyonce. “He put a ring on it,” she said at the time, nodding to “Single Ladies.”

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Esther Lee
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