On September 17, 2008, T-Boz gave everyone an update on her solo album and said that she has 2 tracks with Lil' Wayne and would be going into the studio in October with Dallas Austin. She also will be working with Polow Da Don, and has hopes that the album will be released in 2009. In June 2004, Watkins filed for divorce and requested a restraining order against Mack 10.She has stated that her faith in God and her optimism has helped her stay free from the more serious effects of sickle cell disease.Watkins was born in Des Moines, Iowa on April 26th, 1970.
After a career as a hair stylist, Watkins auditioned for Atlanta teenager Crystal Jones' music group 2nd Nature. She is one of the founders of the group TLC and also the lead singer along with Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas who is usually the lead singer in the more pop-oriented songs done by the group, like "No Scrubs".Watkins' family moved from Des Moines to Atlanta, Georgia, when she was nine years old. Initially hiding details of her ailment from others, she went public with the disease in 1996 and is today one of the spokespeople for Sickle Cell Disease Association of America. The couple's daughter, Chase Anela Rolison, was born on October 20, 2000.In 2002, Watkins was in the hospital for four months making it one of her longest stays due to her sickle-cell anemia.She was named one of the "50 Most Beautiful People of the World" by People Magazine twice in 19.On August 14, 2007, she spoke with fan website Cyber TLC World about upcoming plans which included her solo album, which she had started recording three weeks previously.