Holy Spirit Prompts Kelly Rowland to Reunite With Her Estranged Father After 30 Years
By Tess Farrand, Associate Content Editor
Former Destiny’s Child singer Kelly Rowland felt the Holy Spirit prod her upon meeting with her estranged father after 30 years.
“I felt the Holy Spirit say to me, listen,” Rowland said on Instagram. “I listened to [my dad], 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 posted about the reunion on Father’s Day.
“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,” added Rowland.
Although Rowland was “nervous,” the “Commander” singer called the moment “pivotal” in her life.
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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
The Huffington Post reported that Rowland’s father was a drinker in her youth and verbally abusive toward her mother.
However, Lovett wanted to get in touch with Rowland and previously said, “I’m getting old now – I just hope she reads this and doesn’t leave getting back in touch with me before it is too late.”
Rowland had to be open to what the Lord was doing in order to facilitate the reunion. She had to embrace the biblical themes of forgiveness and love for a successful reconciliation.
In the coming year, Rowland will voice a character in RUGRATS alongside singer Christina Aguilera.