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Pastor Chad Johnson Says Fiancé Michelle Williams’ Depression Has Tested Their Union

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Pastor Chad Johnson is revealing how much his relationship with fiancé and gospel singer Michelle Williams has been tested due to her recent mental health struggles.

Last month, Williams was transparent about checking herself into a mental health facility outside of Los Angeles, Calif. to receive treatment for depression. The gospel singer who got her big break in the R&B trio Destiny’s Child has been sharing her journey on social media.

Now her soon-to-be husband is doing the same. On Tuesday morning, the preacher and sports chaplain who has worked with the Arizona Cardinals, Pittsburgh Steelers and Los Angeles Dodgers revealed how much his relationship with Williams has been tested in the last year.

Johnson shared an Instagram picture of the pair from a year ago and opened up about their relationship in the caption.

“This pic was a year ago, when the world found out about ‘US’… back then, our relationship was flooded with puppy love, a ton of laughter, with fun and new experiences…. but it essentially was untested,” he admitted. “If someone would’ve told me that a year later we would have faced all that we have in such a short period… I wouldn’t have believed them and/or ran like my name was Forrest! Today, as the world has dimly seen, we have been tested beyond what I could’ve imagined, proven beyond what I could have desired, and persevered like ONLY God can carry us through (this pic says it all)!”

The message was a late birthday dedication post to Williams, who he says has allowed God to mold her heart through her difficult process. Aside from giving God the glory for her progress, he also reaffirmed his love for the gospel singer.

“Through it all you have remained with a pliable and moldable heart in the hands of our Maker, and that makes me love you even more,” he wrote. (sic)

Last week Williams thanked her supporters while recommitting herself to being a mental health advocate.

“I had no plans of what I was going through being public BUT now that it is I have a (sic) made an even BIGGER commitment to the mental health awareness area. So many people are suffering, hurting, hopeless, lost and don’t see a way out but there is,” she shared in an Instagram post Saturday. “Depression sucks, but my faith in God and my commitment to doing the work to stay well is my way out! You have to do the work even when you’re tired and feel the heaviness. Take one step at a time!”