‘90s R&B singer Christopher Williams has been in the middle of a bit of drama on the Real Housewives of Atlanta since Kenya Moore put it on blast that Cynthia Bailey’s best friend, Natalie, is quite possibly not legally married to him. While the nature of Christopher and Natalie’s marriage may be up in the air (are they common law or are they lawfully wed?), we’ve learned quite a few facts about the crooner that you’d probably like to know!
So who is Christopher Williams? Here’s some facts about him:
1. Christopher is the father of Stacey Dash’s son. Remember Clueless actress Stacey Dash? Though she may be wonderfully misunderstood these days (in part thanks to her tweets about being a proud Republican), she was once in a relationship with Christopher Williams back in the day. It resulted in their son, Austin, who was born in 1991.
2. Christopher’s song “I’m Dream” is his no. 1 hit song to date. Christopher shot to fame between the late ‘80s and early ‘90s when R&B music entered its New Jack Swing era with a slew of songs. His hit song, “I’m Dreamin’” was released in 1991 and appeared on the New Jack City movie soundtrack. The song spent one week at number one on the US R&B chart — sadly none of his other songs have been able to do so since.
3. Christopher is the nephew of a musical legend. Turns out that Christopher is legendary jazz musician Ella Fitzgerald’s nephew!
4. Christopher once dated Halle Berry. Looks like Chris has a thing for actresses, because not only did he date Stacey Dash, but he also dated Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry between the late ‘80s and early ‘90s when she was still modestly unknown. It’s been said that Christopher may have been the unnamed abusive boyfriend Halle spoke of, but Christopher has made several statements that he never put his hands on her. He’s also said some not-so-nice things about Halle, including that she may have some “personality problems” that have contributed to her failed relationships and marriages. Ouch!
5. Christopher’s also an actor! In addition to singing for the New Jack City soundtrack, Christopher also starred in the Wesley Snipes film, playing one of Nino (Wesley Snipes)’s goons, Kareem Akbar. He also had a cameo appearance in the ‘90s cop drama, New York Undercover, and would later co-star in several Broadway theater productions in the 2000s like A Good Man is Hard to Find, Men Cry in the Dark, and The Man He Used to Be.
Did you learn something new about Christopher Williams, or do you know something we don’t? Let us know in the comments below!