Sunday, November 28, 2021

Kelly Rowland Celebrates Reuniting with Her Estranged Father

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*Kelly Rowland is speaking out about reuniting with her estranged father.

On Instagram, the singer shared a throwback photo from October 2018, when she met her biological dad, Christopher Lovett.

“This was the day I met Christopher Lovett, My biological father. This was honestly one of the most pivotal moments in my life!” she wrote. “After 30years of not seeing him, not speaking to him…what would THAT mean, for me, my family, my psyche? Well, this day in Oct. of 2018, I would find out.”

Rowland noted that she was “petrified” about meeting face to face with Lovett. 

Check out her full Instagram post below. 

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This was the day I met Christopher Lovett, My biological father. This was honestly one of the most pivotal moments in my life! After 30years of not seeing him, not speaking to him…what would THAT mean, for me, my family, my psyche? Well, this day in Oct. of 2018, I would find out. I finally found him, set up the meeting, and at this time I was filming “American Soul”, when I tell you I was petrified, I was walking to meet him, and my feet suddenly felt like they weighed A TON, needles to say I was overcome with anxiety, and I had a full on anxiety attack, in that moment I felt like the abandoned 8yr old. My team calmed me down. And as I turn the corner, in my head I was cursing this man, “Why didn’t you come find me?” “Did you love me?” “Am I worthy?” And when I looked at him, and he looked at me, NOTHING CAME TO MY LIPS, not one word. I felt the Holy Spirit say to me,listen. I listened to him, I was nervous to trust him, nervous to forgive him,nervous to love him nervous about it all. And the truth is, I already loved him. I spoke to my protective husband and those closest to me and they encourage me to forgive and jump! And since this time, I have forgiven, and we have spoken everyday since! I have come to know SO much about myself, my family history, and even where my love of music & voice have come from! I Love you Daddy, and love being your little girl…even at 39! Lol P.S. we are making up for lost time, and when I tell you, him telling me how smart and beautiful I am….will never get old! #HAPPYFATHERSDAY #reunited

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“I was walking to meet him, and my feet suddenly felt like they weighed A TON” — even suffering a panic attack just before the meeting,”she said. 

“I had a full on anxiety attack, in that moment I felt like the abandoned 8yr old,” Kelly recalled. “My team calmed me down. And as I turn the corner, in my head I was cursing this man,’Why didn’t you come find me?’ ‘Did you love me?’ ‘Am I worthy?'”

“And when I looked at him, and he looked at me, NOTHING CAME TO MY LIPS, not one word,” she continued. “I felt the Holy Spirit say to me, listen. I listened to him, I was nervous to trust him, nervous to forgive him, nervous to love him nervous about it all. And the truth is, I already loved him.”

Rowland added, “And since this time, I have forgiven, and we have spoken everyday since!” wrote Rowland. “I have come to know SO much about myself, my family history, and even where my love of music & voice have come from! I Love you Daddy, and love being your little girl…even at 39! Lol”

As noted by MadameNoire, in 2013, Lovett spoke to Star Magazine about his efforts to connect with his superstar daughter. 

“P.S. we are making up for lost time, and when I tell you, him telling me how smart and beautiful I am….will never get old,” wrote Kelly in her Father’s Day message on Sunday, adding the hashtag #reunited”.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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