Tabitha Brown Reflects On How One Phone Call To Her Husband Changed The Course Of Their Relationship
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Tabitha Brown Reflects On How One Phone Call To Her Husband Changed The Course Of Their Relationship

Tabitha Brown and her husband, Chance Brown, are commemorating a milestone moment in their relationship: their 20th wedding anniversary.

Over the years, the couple's journey has been proven to be a testament to how true love and an overall solid foundation are the keys to personal and professional success. An example of this occurred early on in Tabitha's career.

As the mother of two gradually grew popular as a social media influencer, television host, author, and entrepreneur, Tabitha made sure to retire Chance from his job as a law enforcement officer because of the many years he worked to help support her dreams. Tabitha's reasoning behind this was that she wanted Chance to focus on other endeavors he was passionate about and help him accomplish some of his goals.

In light of their anniversary on April 19, Tabitha and Chance participated in a photoshoot and opened up with PEOPLE about their past hardships and how her mother, Patricia, who passed away in 2007 from ALS, predicted the pair would reunite following their breakup years ago.

Tabitha On Her Mother's Predictions 

In the discussion, Tabitha revealed that before the pair got married in April 2003, she and Chance previously dated in high school but ended up breaking up.

The 44-year-old shared that the split hurt Chance so much that he refused to be her friend. Tabitha disclosed that the pair would remain estranged in the 10th grade as she recalled seeing Chance at a basketball game with his new girlfriend.

"When we broke up in high school, he didn't want to be my friend. He didn't want to talk to me or anything. So in 10th grade, we were at a basketball game when me and my mom were sitting in the bleachers and Chance walked in. He was on the side of the bleachers and he was standing in the corner with his girlfriend at the time. I kind of rolled my eyes because they were all hugged up." she recalled.

Tabitha would add that during that instance, Patricia predicted they would get back together, but only after Chance would welcome a child with that said girlfriend, something the star didn't initially believe at the time because she never wanted to marry a man with children.

"My mom looked at me and she goes, 'I don't know why you rolling your eyes.' And I was like, 'What?' She was like, 'I'm going to tell you what's going to happen. That little girl's going to get pregnant, they're going to have a baby, but that is your husband.' And I said, 'Well, you don't know me very well mama, because I would never marry someone who has children,'" she added.

Following that day, Tabitha stated that her mom would make another prediction a few years later during their graduation. The Tab Time host explained that during their graduation, Patricia asked her to get Chance so that they could take a photo together. As Tabitha obeyed her mother's orders and got Chance, Patricia expressed that this image would be used at the pair's wedding.

"On our graduation day, my mom says, 'Hey, go get Chance. I want to take a picture of you two in your graduation gown.' So I go get him. She goes, 'I'm going to use this at y'all's wedding.' I was like, 'Mom, will you stop saying weird stuff? That's weird,'" Tabitha said while laughing.

Tabitha On Her Reconnection With Chance 

Years later, as Tabitha and Chance attended separate colleges, the Feeding the Soul author admitted that her mother's predictions would come true.

Chance would welcome a daughter with his ex, and Tabitha remained in love with him so much so that she decided to call him up in the early hours and try to profess her feelings.

Tabitha explained that when she called Chance, she told him that aside from everything that went on after their split, she had a gut feeling that they were "supposed to be together."

"He was in college in North Carolina, I was in college in Miami, and I woke up in the middle of the night one night, and he was the only person I could think about. I called him at three or four in the morning and told the roommate it was an emergency," she said as she describes the measures she took to try to get a hold of Chance. "I told him, I was like, 'Listen, I know I probably sound crazy, but all the years you wouldn't look at me, you wouldn't speak to me, I always had this feeling in my stomach. I just woke up in the middle of the night, I'm here [in] Miami, and I think that I'm in love with you. I think that all those years, that's what it was. We're supposed to be together. I'm in love with you.'"

Although Chance didn't say much following Tabitha's revelation, she shared that they would talk it over the next night. Since Tabitha's declaration years ago, the couple would reunite, get married, and expand their blended family by welcoming two children.

Despite all the hardships Tabitha and Chance faced in their relationship, the star calls their love story a "beautiful journey."

A beautiful and inspirational journey it is to all. Happy anniversary Tabitha and Chance!

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