Kelly Rowland’s 67-Year-Old Father Continues To Beg For A Reunion ‘Before It’s Too Late’

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October 23, 2013 ‐ By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Yesterday we told you that nearly two years have passed since X Factor star Kelly Rowland first revealed that she’s ready to reconcile with her estranged father, Christopher Lovett, who she says abandoned her during  childhood. Yet for some reason, that reunion has yet to occur. Christopher, however, is determined to reunite with Kelly. During a recent interview with Star Magazine, the 67-year-old revealed that he prays that he can be reunited with his daughter before his time runs out.

“So many previous years have passed and I’m getting old. I just pray she comes back into my life before it’s too late,” he said.

He also discussed his struggle with alcohol and shared that he verbally abused Kelly’s mom, Doris, in front of her.

“I couldn’t control it.”

Christopher went on to say that he really hopes that he is afforded with the opportunity to make it up to Kelly.

“I hoped I could make it up to her. But I’m still waiting for that day. Whenever [Destiny's Child] was on the cover of a magazine, I would call and beg them to tell her I was looking for her,” he said.

As for what he would tell his daughter if she were listening, “I love you with all my heart.” Just last month Kelly revealed that she’s not even sure why she hasn’t reunited with her Dad yet.

“I haven’t. 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,” she told ESSENCE.

What are your thoughts on Christopher’s attempts to contact Kelly through the media?

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  • Jamielynn Thomas

    Its all about forgiveness.. My father wasn’t in my life much, but he came to my wedding and now we are closer than ever…

  • 1Val

    Not just deadbeat parents but anyone who can walk away from you please let them go. For some people the kindness words they can say to you is good bye and best thing they can do for you is get missing.

  • rev

    I read all your comment you see I serve aforgiving god if god can forgive him and he is reaching out to hjs child all we need to do is pray for her and her family don’t wait until it to late to say I wish I would have met hjm half way Kelly pray nd ask god to be your guide you see he love you orgive hj the way god forgive you don’t let anyone say I would not go see him leave it up to god I had a friend in the same asyou are they did not go and to this day she feel so bad see in tae casket you cant say sorry plese go and letgod handle it I wll be praying for you

  • Kam

    One of my cousins was led to believe a different man was her father until she was in her teens or early twenties. Her bio dad wasn’t around because he was told an entirely different story as well. Now my cousin has major issues with her mom, the author of all the lies told and while my cousin would like to one day meet her father (she has talked to him on the phone a couple of times) in person she has told her therapist she gets angry and depressed thinking about it so she has been advised to let it go for now. Maybe Kelly just isn’t ready to make that move yet. As for the parents who make a concious effort to not be there for their kid until success hits please go away. Why should you be entitled to benefit from their and the custodial parent/guardian’s hard work? Reminds me of when Shaq came into the NBA and his bio dad went on Ricki Lake trying to get a “reunion”.

  • Keland

    Instead of him ‘praying’ about it why doesn’t he actually do it?

  • FromUR2UB

    Maybe the thought of meeting him just brings that pain too close to the surface again.

  • http://www.yourtango.com/users/cheekee-baby cheekee baby

    Pops is hoping she’ll grease his palm a little bit. Certainly doesn’t take 30 years to get some act right in you. She should meet him so you can heal that wound and stop crying all over the place.

  • Kylie

    This disgust me. And please people, I don’t want to hear nobody talking about “you only have one father”, “your lucky you even have one” or some other stupid BS. Some people are truly better off without one. If you were gone, it was a for a muthafucking reason. So let’s keep it that way.

    • Monica

      Exactly! Couldn’t have said it better. I know several people who never had a father and they turned out fine. They were not traumatized because of it. It’s funny how these “men” always come crawling back. Smh

  • Val

    Parents are human. Some are good parents and some aren’t. And, considering the fact that he was an alcoholic and abused Kelly’s mother, maybe it was a blessing in disguise that he left. If he had stayed he might have left scars beside just not being there.

    Ultimately if we are angry and resentful toward our parents that anger and resentment can often turn inward as, whether we like it or not, most of us become more and more like our parents the older we get. So, for her long-term peace of mind I hope she meets with him at least once.

  • Say What?

    Sometimes the best thing a horrible parent can do is leave and stay gone. He doesn’t get a pass nor sympathy from me.

  • LoserDads

    I get so sick of fathers who choose to be dead beats! Don’t wait until the child is grown to beg to be apart of their life. Hell you done been away this long you shouldn’t miss anything. The hard part is over now! Now Kelly all grown now she don’t need his butt. Where was he when she was growing up??? I don’t feel sorry for her dad. Dead beats always trying to pop back up after the hard part of raising children is over and the kids have grown up and become successful. DEAD BEATS YOU GET NO SYMPATHY OR EMPATHY from me!

    • guest11

      My brother’s father did that. Didn’t come into his life until he saw how successful he had become; had the wife and kids to go with his career. My brother developed a small relationship with him so i guess he forgave him. His dad was NEVER there and even claimed my brother wasn’t his child but didn’t have a problem parading him around when he saw how good he turned out. I get that people need to forgive but some of these dads/moms are getting off easy with the please..i’m sorry and thinking their child will just accept that when all the hard work was done and the dad shows up later to take some of the credit.

    • Sunny

      TRUST GOD!