TLC’s Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes To Wed Andre Rison

Celebrity couple's relationship has weathered burning home, drawn gun.

Seven years after Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes set fire to the home she shared with football-player beau Andre Rison, he still carries a torch for her. Rison told a radio station on Wednesday that the couple would wed in July.

During a surprise visit to Hot 97.5 in Atlanta, Rison said he and Lopes will marry July 5 at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, according to the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. A spokesperson for Lopes said she was out of the country and that he could not confirm the report. A spokesperson for the botanical garden, however, said it does have July 5 reserved for a wedding under the name “Lopes.”
The on-again, off-again couple’s relationship has been stormy. In 1993, Rison drew a gun when someone tried to break up a fight they were having, and nine months later Lopes set the couple’s house on fire. Lopes went to jail and did a stint in an alcohol rehabilitation center.

The three TLC members — whose relationship has been nearly as fiery as Lopes and Rison’s — are working on their fourth album, while Lopes’ first solo outing is almost finished (see “Reconciled TLC Recording New Album, Solo Projects” ).