Joey Lawrence Hopes Brother Matthew Will Marry TLC’s Chilli: 'She's Fantastic'

Chilli's rep, Christal Jordan, confirmed their romance to PEOPLE in January 2023

<p>Michael Buckner/Penske Media via Getty; Randy Shropshire/Getty</p> (L-R) Joey Lawrence, Matthew Lawrence and Chilli

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(L-R) Joey Lawrence, Matthew Lawrence and Chilli

Matthew Lawrence's romance with Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas is receiving praise from one very important person — his brother.

Joey Lawrence told Page Six that he hopes his brother, 44, will find his "happily ever after" with the TLC group member, 53.

"It's pretty neat," Joey, 47, told the outlet. "At the end of the day, it's about being happy, right? You just try to find somebody that you could be happy with. So I'm happy that my brother's happy and that Chilli and he are happy together. That's all you hope for, no matter what happens, one way or another [because] you don't know."

<p>Andrew Lawrence/ Instagram</p> The Lawrence brothers

Andrew Lawrence/ Instagram

The Lawrence brothers

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Joey called himself a "hopeless romantic" and said his brother's relationship with the singer is "really cool."

"She's fantastic. We have great conversations, and it is really neat," added Joey.

Chilli confessed in an April 2023 conversation with PEOPLE that she considers Matthew her "perfect" partner.

"I love everything about him. I love him and I like him, and that's important. That is so important. You know what I mean? I like everything about him, every little thing," she said.

<p>The Real Chilli/Instagram</p> Matthew Lawrence and Chilli share a kiss

The Real Chilli/Instagram

Matthew Lawrence and Chilli share a kiss

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Chilli's rep confirmed their romance to PEOPLE in January 2023, noting that Chilli and Matthew became romantically involved ahead of Thanksgiving 2022.

"I've been with Chilli since 2005 and I've never seen her this in love. She is glowing. They are really cute together," her rep said.

The girl group member gave an update on their relationship to PEOPLE in May 2023, expressing, "To this day, we have not had one argument. I'm like 'Matthew, it's gonna happen one day, cause we're going to be together forever.'"

She also told PEOPLE that their moms have become fast friends.

<p>John Parra/Getty</p> Chilli and Matthew Lawrence on vacation

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Chilli and Matthew Lawrence on vacation

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"Matthew and I are both like, 'Boy when they get together, we're going to have to have security 'cause they're going to be out of control.' They're foxy hot girls," said Chilli.

The two recently celebrated their romance during a Valentine's Day getaway to Jamaica.

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