Kelly Rowland has been estranged from her biological father Christopher Lovett for more than 20 years and has never had a father figure in her life.

And you would think that since Kelly calls her former Destiny’s Child bandmate Beyonce her sister….then she would naturally consider Beyonce’s father Mathew Knowles as her own father figure. But apparently that’s not the case.

In Kelly’s cover story for the latest issue of JET magazine (on newsstands now), the R&B singer reveals that she plans on meeting her real dad, who has battled alcoholism throughout his life and hasn’t seen his daughter since she was seven, for the first time in over two decades for the upcoming Holiday season.

“I think every little girl wants to be a darling in her father’s eyes, and I’m going to get the opportunity to meet my biological father, so we’ll see what happens” the 30-year-old star, who was raised by her mother, admits. “That’s all I can say because I’m going to meet someone I haven’t seen in more than 20 years. In my heart I have forgiven him.”

When asked about her former manager Mathew Knowles, who is the father of her sister/best friend Beyonce, and whether he played that father role in her life, Rowland responded:

“Well, I am so thankful I was able to have my mom and Tina (Knowles), as well as wonderful women in my life, so I’m happy about that.”


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