Williams, 38, announced the couple’s breakup on Instagram Stories on Friday —the same day as the release of her latest single “Fearless.”
“I still remain fearless. I guess I still remain single. Things didn’t work out,” she wrote. “The healing that needs to take place is a must! I don’t wanna destroy another relationship. Blessings to him, his family and ministry. #FEARLESS”
Williams has since deleted the social media post.
Their split comes just nine months after Johnson asked the Broadway star to marry him. Williams recounted the day of their engagement in an interview with Good Morning America.
“I was so shocked! I was weeping and wailing,” Williams said during an interview with Good Morning America back in April. “He proposed to me in Pebble Beach at this beautiful resort and I was crying so loud that people were turning around, going back to their rooms and stuff, they weren’t coming to the restaurant because they were like, ‘Did she just find out something he did bad? What happened?’” she added.
However, the couple hit a few rough patches in their relationship with Williams calling off the engagement twice. Thereafter, the former Destiny’s Child member, who suffers from depression, checked herself into a mental health facility.
“I’m assuming a lot of relationships go through a period of time where one or more people get overwhelmed,” she told PEOPLE in October. “You don’t even know what it’s like to have real love because I’ve had to fight so much in past relationships: fight to have a place, fight for you to see me, fight for you to love me, fight for you to be faithful. In this relationship, I didn’t have to do that, but I was so ready to fight.”
The couple currently documents their love story on Chad Loves Michelle on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN.