It all comes down to Bill and Daron on Sunday night’s season finale of VH1’s “What Chilli Wants,” a dating reality show starring Atlanta TLC member Rozonda Chilli Thomas.
Intel caught an advance peek of the finale (also featuring TLC member and Thomas’ longtime gal pal Tionne “T-Boz”Watkins and relationship expert Tionna Smalls) and Georgia’s Barnsley Gardens scores some major exposure in the episode.
Thomas has narrowed the dating pool down to two guys, charmer Bill and Daron, who shares the pop star’s interest in all things organic (he even makes a trip to Sevananda in Little Five Points to buy groceries for a romantic dinner).
But Bill may have a leg up and over the competition when he surprises Chilli with a romantic horseback riding getaway to Barnsley Gardens, 60 miles north of Atlanta.
Shot at the picturesque resort last fall, the couple is seen sharing a romantic dinner al fresco where Bill presents Chilli with a gift of a red dress.
Says Chilli in the preview clip: “I feel like I could really fall for this guy. I always wanted a relationship where I can be overly silly. Bill is like that.”
The singer’s longing for few laughs is understandable considering her ex, pop star Usher famously cheated on her and the tryst and subsequent break up later become fodder for Q100’s Bert Show and the tabloids.
Explains Barnsley Gardens resort rep. Inga Marone to Intel: “Chilli has finally found two guys she feels a connection with. During the episode, she goes on two overnight dates so she can continue to learn more about about each person.”
So what exactly happened inside that cozy Barnsley Gardens cottage with a wood-burning fireplace?
Marone would only say this: “The cottage served as an ideal respite for the couple to get comfortable.”
In other words, watch the episode when it airs at 10:30 p.m. Sunday on VH1.