Singer Kelly Rowland has lead a uphill battle all of her life. Even as an adult she had to struggle to find her own light. As a youth Kelly Rowland parted ways with her father, never to be seen again till he suddenly saw his child on tv as one of the stars of Destiny’s Child.
20 years later after her father Christopher Lovett reached out to UK’s ‘The Mirror’ hoping to reconnect with his daughter after so many years.
Just in time for Christmas Kelly stated her disappointment in the father she hasn’t seen since she was 7. She did not like that he reached out in such a public manner. But forgiveness is in order.
Discussing it on ‘X-Factor’, Rowland said:
“It’s really important just to forgive my father. I want to meet him this Christmas, because now is the time, because tomorrow’s not promised to us.
“I think it’s important to forgive people and we move on, we have to. The pain is there, of course it will be there, and it’s important to know that forgiveness is the first step towards healing it all.”
Back in June, Kelly’s father told ‘The Mirror’ :
“I am a proud man and wanted the best for my family so when I lost my job I was utterly ashamed and hid from that shame [by drinking]. When [Kelly's mother] challenged me, I would just lose it. No parent should scream and shout in front of their child, and I am sorry to say there were too many times to mention that Kelly heard me screaming abuse at her mother. Sometimes she would run to her bedroom screaming, others she would cling to my trouser leg begging me to stop. When the electricity was cut off and we received an eviction letter we agreed for Doris to take Kelly to her aunt’s house while I sorted things out.
Little did I know the day they left would be the last time I would see my wife and daughter ever again. Every time I phoned her aunt’s house she told me Kelly and her mom were out. I had no job, no money, no car and just no way of getting the 20 miles to where they were staying. When six months had passed I begged a friend for a ride to her aunt’s house and she told me they had moved to Texas. I begged her to give me an address, but she flat-out refused.”
I knew I had to stop drinking, get a job or I would never see my daughter again. And I did. But by then it was too late and they were gone, the two people I loved with all my heart and that tore me up and still does today.[...]I had heard she was doing well singing, but I didn’t know how well until I turned on the TV and saw her performing [with Destiny's Child]. I cried and cried, with sadness but also with pride at what a wonderful, talented young woman Kelly had grown into.”
This has me thinking everything happens for a reason. If her father would of never been a alcoholic and caused his family to leave who is to say that Kelly would of been in the group Destiny’s Child that was formed in Texas which was her start and responsible for Kelly becoming the successful star that she is today.
Eventually Mathew Knowles, Beyonce’s dad took in Kelly and often made her cry. She wasn’t raised by either of her parents… Kelly Rowland has triumph in her life right now and it’s good that she is letting by gones be bygones. Rowland is one of the few who has a story with a beautiful ending full of bountiful blessings. Cheers to Kelly, she deserves it.