Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland’s Biological Dad Pleads With Her To See Him

(AllHipHop News) Three years ago, Solange Knowles hinted to Wonderwall that Kelly Rowland was adopted by their family and had “moved in when she was 5.” Three years later, Rowland’s estranged father of 20 years is publicly pleading to reconnect with his daughter.

67 Year old Christopher Lovett recently spoke to Radar Online on the tumultuous relationship he had with Rowland’s mother while Kelly was a child

It wasn’t physical between me and Kelly’s mom, but there were many days and nights when Kelly would be bawling her eyes out, clutching my leg begging me, ‘Please daddy stop shouting at mummy’. That image of her howling, begging me to stop will haunt me forever.

Lovett admitted to being an abusive alcoholic and due to that he eventually left Kelly and her mother, Doris Rowland Garrison when the singer was seven years old. Lovett says he

I just pray she comes back into my life before it’s too late.[…]I couldn’t control [the drinking and verbal abuse that Kelly witnessed]. I hoped I could make it up to her. But I’m still waiting for that day.

Lovett has tried numerous times in the past to get in contact with Kelly, which has not gone unnoticed by the Grammy award winning singer according to an interview she had with UK Cosmo in November 2011:

He reached out to me saying he wanted to see me, but it’s unfortunate he did it so publicly. I want to meet him, and soon, I really do. I forgave him a long time ago. I haven’t seen my dad for almost 20 years. It’s nothing I want a pity party for. He left me and my mom, and I was angry. I wanted to be a daddy’s girl so bad.

Kelly previously stated she planned on seeing her father on Christmas of 2011 “because tomorrow’s not promised to us.” However, the meeting has not happened and in a September 2013 interview with Essence Magazine, Rowland has no idea why she has not yet:

I haven’t [seen my father yet.] I don’t know what’s stopping me because I’ve had opportunities. But it really is time. I probably need to ask my therapist about it.

Kelly Rowland recently released her fourth solo album, Talk A Good Game. While Kelly had that monster multiplatinum selling single “Motivation” with Lil Wayne in 2011, none of her TAGG singles reached Gold and she has not had a Gold selling album since her debut, Simply Deep in 2002.

  • therealest1

    Trying to makeup after decades shit.

  • Chris

    Shaq ethered deadbeat dads years ago.

    • Dointer

      Beanie and Jay did a pretty good job too.

      • Chris

        True. I would hate for my seed to put on blast like that. SMH.

    • Live Well

      Shaq, CL Smooth, and Ed OG.

  • king sodomy

    in one sentence dude says he wasnt physical with her mom and in the next paragraph he was an abusive alcoholic.which on is it …im sure i know which one but they need to get shit straight

  • MrNoName2K

    20YEARS and couldnt say SORRY??…damn waited a good little while too.. oh well, its her decision.

    • WindyCat

      He must need money for something…REAL BAD,

      • MrNoName2K

        lol for real

  • Live Well

    Beautiful women with daddy issues are the worst.

    • WindyCat

      Another brotha who thinks that he’s perfect and has no issues. Grow up, everyone (men and women) have them. Keep thinking the way you do, you’ll be single or soon to be single, for the rest of your life! if you look at her career, she’s turned out GREAT. And W I T H O U T the help of that bum drunk Negro who calls himself her father.

      • Live Well

        Damn…another one. C’mon, bag lady. Put those bags down and let go of that anger. You gon’ block ya blessings.

  • WindyCat

    Something’s up…why is this man coming out of the woodwork after 20 years? He must need money for something. Kelly is a grown woman now, she has left and cleft and has NO OBLIGATION to reconnect with this man if she doesn’t want to. I was in the same boat. How do you connect or ‘love’ someone (for that matter) who haven’t been in your life for decades?? Also, you can love your family members….from a distance. Kelly doesn’t owe him a visit, a dollar, a nothing. Live your life girl. You seem to have ‘done well’ for yourself. You didn’t turn into Lindsay Lohan or the other drug addicts out in Hollywood.

    • TALK_BOSS

      Kelly?

  • TALK_BOSS

    Damn my daughter’s mom looks just like her……jokes on me smh