The new Paramount + show Family Legacy explores the life of many of our favorite stars through thousands of hours of exclusive MTV footage and brand-new interviews with the children of our favorite stars, FAMILY LEGACY takes fans on a tour of iconic musicians’ most celebrated moments, with perspectives and untold stories only their kids could provide.
In an episode about his famous mom, Tron Austin (son of TLC’s Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas) shares what it was like growing up with her and his music producer father, Dallas Austin.
“I think honestly some of my favorite memories are just seeing them in their zone,” Austin exclusively told PEOPLE. “Because I see the rehearsals too, right? So they’ve rehearsed to like 8, 12 hours a day, working like dogs, man. And I would see that all that hard work comes to fruition whenever they do the shows, and there’s 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, whatever the stadium is.”
He continues, “It’s like they’re just doing their thing, and everyone’s all in; for me to take that in was inspiring for me, both as an artist myself and as an aspiring father.”
The 25-year-old is a new husband also talked about his mom’s new relationship with Matthew Lawrence.
“I wish them all the best and I think he’s a great guy,” he continues. “I do MMA and he said that he recently started doing jujitsu, so we have some commonalities and stuff that we talk about. I’m really happy for her.”
“We’ve only met a couple of times because they’re really building their relationship since she’s very careful about that kind of stuff,” says Austin, who said that relationships in the spotlight “are not as easy as it seems.” His own wife “didn’t know who my parents were” before they got together.
Chilli, 51, and Lawrence, 42, went Instagram official with their relationship in January and have received support from many people close to them.
“She is so happy,” T-Boz, 52, said at the time. “Take it from her sister. Trust me — I’ve never seen her like this.”