*Kelly Rowland opens up for the first time about being “rich broke” and how she nearly lost everything while trying to keep up with the joneses.
The former Destiny’s Child singer dished about fame, family and motherhood in a recent YouTube interview with her pastor, Erwin McManus.
“No-one would believe this, and this’ll actually be the first time I’m gonna talk about it. I almost lost everything, because I was so busy trying to keep up,” Rowland revealed.
“Whether it was the look, the car, the wardrobe, the place, you know what I mean? All that silliness. (I was) ‘rich broke’.”
Rowland’s conversation with her pastor marks the first time she has publicly addressed her financial troubles.
“Even going through my own time where there was a lot of like… no one will believe this and it will actually be the first time I talk about it – where I almost lost everything because I was so busy trying to keep up. Whether it was the look, whether it was the wardrobe, whether it was the car, whether it was the place, you know what I mean? All that silliness. Rich broke!,” she said.
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Rowland said once she began to pay it forward, her career began flourishing. The “Voice” judge claimed it was a friend who convinced her to get more involved with charity work.
“I said, ‘I don’t know, but I can’t afford to give right now.’ The friend said ‘You have to. The very next check that you get, I need you to give.’
“I called my business manager and told him, he said ‘Are you kidding me? Have you lost your mind?’ Then I got a new person in who (also) said ‘You cannot do this right now,’” Rowland explained.
But Rowland insisted – and as soon as she started spreading the love, her financial situation imrpoved.
”The more I gave, I got back double,” she said.
Elsewhere in the interview, Kelly noted that her husband, Tim Witherspoon, is no longer managing her career.
”Well, actually now we’re just husband and wife,” she said when asked if Tim was still her manager. “We no longer work together. He is so talented, and he always pushes me to always be the best version of myself and I’m so grateful for him.”
Scroll up an check out the full conversation via the YouTube clip above.