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” ).