Timbaland Confessed How Being Madly In Love With Aaliyah Influenced His Marriage

Posted On : April 13, 2017

For fans, Timbaland and Aaliyah were like a collaborative match made in heaven; everything they touched turned to gold. From hits like “Hot Like Fire,” and “Four Page Letter” to “One in A Million” and “Are You That Somebody,” Aaliyah and Timbo always managed to bring music to life in the most creative ways. Many fans may not know there was much more to the story and there’s probably a legitimate reason why it was so easy for Timbaland’s creative juices to flow when working with Aaliyah. For Tim, Aaliyah really was “that somebody.”

Aaliyah Impacted His Life:

Years after Aaliyah’s untimely death, Timbaland publicly revealed how he was madly in love with Aaliyah and how his love for her impacted his life.

“When I first met Aaliyah… I was in love with her. I said, ‘She (is) just a baby, I’m old’. I said to myself, ‘I’m just gonna be her brother’. Oh man, I was fightin’, I was fightin’ a lot – a big war. But I loved Aaliyah.”

Timbaland Fell Into A Decade-Long Deep Depression After Aaliyah’s Death:

Like most family members, friends, and fans of the singer, Timbaland was absolutely devastated when Aaliyah died. But Tim’s devastation lasted far longer and deeper than most…he recently revealed that he fell into a deep depression following Aaliyah’s deadly plane crash that lasted well over a decade. Years after Aaliyah’s death, Timbaland admits that he’s just getting to a point where he’s coming to terms with the passing of the woman he was extremely in love with until her dying day.

Timbaland Admits To Marrying Ex-Wife Because She Looked Like Aaliyah

Although Aaliyah is gone, she had a major influence on Timbaland’s marriage years later. He admitted that one constant reminder he had of the singer was his now ex-wife. According to Express UK, Timbaland explained how the woman he married initially caught his attention.

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Timbaland and his soon to be ex-wife, Monique

When Timbaland first laid eyes on music executive, Monique Idlett, she reminded him of Aaliyah. The two met in Jamaica while attending a music event. “When I first saw her, I said, ‘That’s the girl I’m gonna marry’, because she reminded me of Aaliyah… I thought I saw a ghost. I said, ‘Oh my goodness, do you see what I’m seeing? I ain’t crazy!'”

Timbaland and Monique tied the knot in 2008 and have a daughter together. They went on to become a massive power couple in the music industry and even collaborated together for the production of Empire. Back in 2015, the two discussed “making history together,” reports New York Post.

However, the relationship has taken a disheartening turn for the worse and it looks like Tim and Monique are headed for divorce – again. In 2016, Monique filed for divorce from Tim for the second time and he was hit with serious allegations from his divorce attorneys.

According to the Daily Mail, Timbo reportedly failed to pay $440,000 to his divorce attorneys and now he’s been hit with a lien against his $5 million Miami, FL mansion. But, despite the legal woes, it looks like Timbaland is moving on for good, this time. In fact, Timbo has a new lady in his life and you can only guess who she resemblances. Surprisingly, she too favors Aaliyah…

Check Out Tim’s New Lady…:

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Timbaland’s current girlfriend (shown above) is giving a lil’ 90’s era Aaliyah vibe as well. Hopefully, things work out for Timbaland this time around.