Michelle Williams Speaks Out About Possible Destiny’s Child Reunion
Could Destiny’s Child get back together? The award-winning girl group disbanded in 2006 after five albums and a trove of hits such as “Jumpin’ Jumpin’,” “Survivor,” and “Lose My Breath” — but Michelle Williams is open to giving it another go.
Addressing the topic of a Destiny’s Child reunion in her new book, Williams implied that it’s not an active conversation, but she said she would love to reunite and do new music with Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland.
Michelle Williams on a possible Destiny’s Child reunion
Per HollywoodLife, Williams commented on a potential reunion in her book, Checking In: How Getting Real About Depression Saved My Life – and Can Save Yours.
She wrote, “Now, I would be lying if I said I wish we weren’t still together. I don’t know if I want to do another 60-city tour. We ain’t 25 anymore, you feel me? But I am going to just put this out in the atmosphere: B, Kelly, if you’re reading, we could always cut a short album, maybe do a mini-tour. Popeyes on me!”
Neither Beyoncé nor Rowland have addressed her comments. But in 2019, Rowland told Us Weekly there hadn’t been any serious discussions about bringing back the group. “We haven’t talked about it. It hasn’t been on our radar,” said the “Motivation” singer. “Everybody’s, like, basically doing their own projects right now and we’re just supporting each other.”
Michelle Williams also reflected on the reason Destiny’s Child disbanded
Elsewhere in the book, Williams commented on the group’s decision to separate. She had been in Destiny’s Child for roughly six years after being hired to replace LeToya Luckett and LaTavia Roberson, though the group had been around since 1997. Looking back, Williams recalled feeling “like someone had detonated something nuclear in my life” when she and the girls split up.
“But, looking back, I shouldn’t have been that surprised,” she continued. “I mean, the name of our last album was Destiny Fulfilled. Logically, I could see how Kelly and Beyoncé were ready to be done. They’d been in Destiny’s Child since they were 9-years-old – much, much longer than I had.”
“And for them, it was a good time to end. But emotionally I was spinning like a top. In fact I had a hard time even believing it,” she added, pointing out she believed there would at least be “a couple more tours” before the breakup.
Over the years, Williams would go on to have mini-reunions with her former bandmates, including at the 2013 Super Bowl and at Coachella in 2018. But when it comes to making more music, it just doesn’t look like that’ll happen — at least, not anytime soon. Find Williams’ book in stores and online now.