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Kelly Rowland Reveals Jay-Z Gave Her Advice That Helped Her Reunite With Her Father After 30 Years



In 2018, For the first time in 30 years, Kelly Rowland reunited with her father, but not without some advice from JAY-Z. The singer revealed exactly what Hov told her leading up to the milestone moment on the Today show on Tuesday.


“He said, ‘Love is all about risk. You gotta decide if you’re gonna jump,’” she recalled. “‘You gonna jump?’ That’s what he asked me: ‘Are you gonna jump?’”

After being raised by her single mother during her father's inability to be a father, Kelly Rowland decided to contact her dad following the birth of her first son and the passing of her mother in 2014.



“I had a wonderful mom who supported me and loved me, but the truth is, there was always a piece of me that was kinda missing,” she explained. “For 30 years, my dad was absent in my life. At that time, I think I still had these feeling of, ‘Oh my god, I have no parents,’ and it was like, ‘No, you do, you have one left.'”

She added, “I had to give my dad grace. As parents, we have to give our parents grace. It’s never too late. Forgiveness is always right there.”