The group went on to sell over 65 million records worldwide and became the second best selling group in the world and first in the US girl groups of all-time.
Since the death of group member Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes in April 2002, Thomas and Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins have occasionally performed as a duo.
Thomas and Austin continued their relationship, and would later have one son, Tron Austin (born June 2, 1997). Their relationship lasted for two years: they broke up in December 2003, followed by a media frenzy surrounding the personal nature of Usher's fourth album, Confessions.
His fans inferred the reason he and Thomas split is due to infidelity on his part, giving allusions to the lyrics of the songs.
In 2011, Thomas made cameo appearances throughout the first season of VH1's Single Ladies.