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Put Some Stank On It: Pics From Tina Knowles-Lawson’s Reception

April 24th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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Earlier this week, we posted the absolutely gorgeous images from Mama Tina’s wedding ceremony. But as you well know, after the ceremony, it’s the after party. And with a major musical family like this one, it looks like it was quite lit. Check out some beautiful images that were taken after the ceremony and get your life. 

Since Our Invite Got Lost In The Mail: Inside Tina Knowles-Lawson’s Beautiful Wedding

April 23rd, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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We seriously root for Mama Tina around these parts. So we were elated to learn that only had she married her manfriend, actor Richard Lawson, her granddaughter Blue Ivy was the one that encouraged the idea. Too precious!

And while we wish that we were invited to all events hosted by the Knowles (and Knowles-Lawson) women, that’s just not the way of the world…yet. So, us nosy folks have to take what we can get. And in this case, it’s exclusive photos from People magazine. 

First, there’s this one above, which Solange Knowles posted on her IG and you can check out the rest on the following pages.

Kelly Rowland Was “One Of Those Irritating First-Time Moms”

March 25th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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When one thinks of Kelly Rowland, “irritating” is one of the last words to come to mind. However, by her own admission, the singer was “a bit of a psycho” after giving birth to her son, Titan.

“Oh God. I’m a little bit of a psycho when it comes to being a mom,” she confessed during a recent appearance on “Meredith.” “When he was first born, I remember I didn’t want anybody to touch him. I was one of those irritating first-time moms, ‘Oh don’t touch him and don’t do this and don’t do that.’ To the point if somebody touched him I would probably slap their hands because I did that with one of my girlfriends’ babies and the woman went to touch him and I said, ‘You don’t know him. Don’t do that.”

The new mom also opened up about losing her own mother, who passed away last December.

“It’s definitely been a challenge. My husband says, ‘You know babe you should think about it as a new normal.’ I think I’ve done that but I’m so blessed to have my son.”

She went on to say that she doesn’t believe that she has properly grieved her mom’s passing yet.

“I don’t think I’ve had the time to really really grieve but I feel her presence often,” she said.

Speaking of feeling her mother’s presence, Kelly shared a cute story about Titan breaking out into uncontrollable laughter one day and believing that her mom had something to do with it.

“Something that happened the other day Titan was laughing and I was like what is this boy laughing at because it was such a belly filled giggle. I was like what is that? He was looking up and smiling and laughing. I was like, that’s mom. I just know she is always near and I am just so grateful for that. God gave me an angel, he took one of my angels away but he still has her covering and hovering over us and I’m so blessed for that.”

Check out a couple of clips from her interview below.

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Kelly Rowland Talks Balancing Marriage And Motherhood: “My Priority Is My Husband First”

March 17th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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2014 was a year filled with high highs and low lows for Kelly Rowland. She married her longtime love Tim Weatherspoon, welcomed her first child Titan Jewell Weatherspoon and unfortunately, lost her mother Doris Rowland Garrison. In the April 2015 issue of Essence, the new wife and mom opens up about all of the above. Check out some highlights from her interview below.

On refusing to let her marriage take a backseat to motherhood:

“The baby doesn’t change who we are as people. We still like to go have dinner. We do the activities that we do every day. I don’t think that should stop.”

“My priority is my husband first. That’s how the baby got there.”

On her fondest memory of her late mother:

“I was doing something with the baby in the house after we came home from the hospital and she was there with me and she just looked at me and she said, ‘I’m so proud of you!’ I listen to that every day in my head. It makes me happy.”

On how her life has inspired her upcoming album:

“You have no choice but to tap into emotions when you’re in the studio. The same way we’re experiencing those emotions, whether it’s having a child or losing a parent or whatever it might be, everybody is experiencing the same pain or happiness that you’re experiencing as well.”

On getting married, having a baby and losing her mom in one year:

“My road to my happiness hasn’t been an easy one. It hasn’t been peachy all the time, but I am so, so happy.”

Check out Kelly’s full interview in the April 2015 issue of Essence, which hits stands March 20.

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Kelly Rowland Covers Essence With Hubby & Baby Titan

March 13th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Kelly Rowland has finally decided show off her baby boy Titan Jewell Weatherspoon to the world and she’s done so in a major way.

The singer along with her husband Tim Weatherspoon and her baby boy appear on the April 2015 cover of Essence!

Inside, the newlywed opens up about marriage, motherhood and losing her mom, who passed away last December.

This is the first full photo we’re seeing of little Titan. Kelly and Tim welcomed their little bundle back in November.

“We are thrilled to announce that today we are the proud parents of our first son,” the couple said in a joint statement last November. “We are blessed to report everyone is healthy and happy!”

On the cover, the 4-month-old smiles lovingly at his dad, who he looks just like, as his mommy holds him.

Kelly and Tim tied the knot during an intimate ceremony last spring.

#Werk! See Kelly Rowland’s Post-Baby Body [Photos]

December 26th, 2014 - By Lauren R.D. Fox
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Kelly Rowland wowed us with her maternity style and now, just seven weeks after giving birth to her son Titan Jewel, the Destiny’s Child alum has us screaming, “WERK!”

In the photo below, Rowland was spotted in Beverly Hills doing some last minute Christmas shopping yesterday, according to E!Online.

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When she wasn’t seen shopping, Rowland posted a few pictures of her family celebrating Baby Titan’s first Christmas:

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“#myfavoriteguys”

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“Simply having a wonderful Christmas Time”

Taking a page out of her BFF Beyoncé’s book, we’re sure it’ll be some time before we see Titan’s adorable face. In the meantime, Kelly will have us running to the gym to get our lives!

Managing Your Grief Over The Loss Of A Loved One During The Holidays

December 25th, 2014 - By Madame Noire
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Losing a parent is never easy. Dealing with that loss right before the holidays is an even more brutal experience. The holidays are meant for family and friends to catch up, show love, cultivate and build on relationships. But sometimes, they are filled with grief and heartache.

Earlier this month, two celebrities laid their mothers to rest and said goodbye for the last time. Singer Kelly Rowland’s mother, Mrs. Doris Flora Rowland Garrison, died after a lengthy, unknown illness. Kandi Burruss’ husband, Todd Tucker, lost his mother, Sharon Tucker, to a fatal stroke.  Sharon passed one day before Rowland’s mother.

When the news of Sharon Tucker’s passing hit the net, I was a bit taken aback.  His statement on Instagram made me break down and cry because I knew that particular pain all too well. Part of his statement read, “Today I lost my partner, my ride or die, my best friend! I don’t know what to do? I’m lost! My heart hurts so much!” I can also relate to Rowland losing her mom and having to move through life knowing that her baby boy won’t know his maternal grandmother.  My baby girl will only get to know my mom through photos and stories.

I lost both of my parents at different times, but both of their deaths came right before a major holiday.

Like many little girls, my father was my absolute first love. I worshipped the ground he walked on. Wherever he was, I wanted to be. His day job was as an inspector for CSX (the transport company), but his passions included music, philosophy and writing. We connected over our love of words mostly, his need to teach and my need to absorb knowledge. To this day, I haven’t met a man that can compete with his conversation and listening skills. Our relationship was a bit tumultuous as I became an adult, but the love was always there. We made peace with each other right before his passing. He died two years ago, right before Thanksgiving, and while I’d like to say that it gets easier (it does in some ways), that hole where his laugh used to be is still there. He was sick for a while so I had time to process it all a little better and say my goodbyes.

But as for my mom, she passed in her sleep. It was sudden and it was absolutely crushing. I had just graduated from college and was entering womanhood, and all of a sudden I had to do it alone. It was like walking a busy highway with a blindfold on.  While my father was “my everything,” my mom was simply ‘mommy.’ Her unending love, wisdom, independent spirit and witty sense of humor are the things I miss the most.

After her passing in 2001, the holidays would sadden me. As they approached, a black cloud would seemingly appear over my head. Sure, I put on a brave face so that I wouldn’t ruin the holiday for others, but on the inside, I was filled with sadness. I participated in the festivities, but for a long time, I wasn’t fully present.

As the years went on, I realized that I was doing my parents a great disservice by letting their absence and the pain of it hold me back during the holidays. I also discovered that the most important thing I could do was keep them alive by talking about them to family and friends; cherish their memory and honor their time here. I’ve found it means a lot to all of the other people that loved them dearly as well.

If this is something you are dealing with during this holiday season, just know that it gets better. Time can sometimes be a healer of old wounds, and it can help you see things in a different light. The most important thing that you can do is surround yourself with positive and caring loved ones. I’ve found that my two sisters, my nieces and my nephew are my saving grace during this time, but your comforters can also come in the form of friends and/or acquaintances. Just being around positive people can help in your healing.  Don’t sit home and have that pity party that’s waiting in the reserved section of your emotions. If someone invites you out, go – even if you don’t feel up for it. In other words, go wherever the love is. Follow the love during this holiday season.

Guess Who Has A Destiny’s Child Biopic In The Works

December 15th, 2014 - By Brande Victorian
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The highly publicized Sony email leak has finally revealed something useful other than corporate racism and greed. Apparently there is a Destiny’s Child biopic in the works and you’ll never guess who’s behind it.

OK, well maybe you’ll guess whose idea it was in the first place. According to The Daily Beast:

An email dated December 4, 2013, from Screen Gems honcho Clint Culpepper to Pascal and a team of Sony execs discusses how Beyoncé’s father, Matthew Knowles, went to him to try and set up a Destiny’s Child biopic.

“Matthew Knowles, Beyonce’s Father wants to make the film of Destiny’s Child and came to me first,” wrote Culpepper. “He’s going to Universal next. Do we think it would be a successful film? They’re on Sony label. I’m just not sure that it’s not too soon.”

While a Destiny’s Child biopic sounds great — although we’re giving Matthew the sideye because he knows he’s not in the inner circle anymore — we have to agree with Culpepper that it’s a bit too soon. Michelle, Kelly, and Beyonce still have much to accomplish and DC only split within the last 10 years. Unfortunately, Lifetime doesn’t share that same opinion because The Daily Beast also revealed the network that brought us the Aaliyah story and soon “Whitney,” already has a Destiny’s Child biopic slated for February 2015! Yes, in just two months. Perhaps the network is taking a cue from the Aaliyah biopic and opting not to announce casting choices — or any other early details about the flick — for fear of an unprecedented amount of Twitter shade before the debut. Or else, they’ve just pushed the date back and we’ll all be in for a potentially unpleasant surprise next year. We shall see.

“My Only Sunshine…” Kelly Rowland Posts First Pic Since Mother’s Passing

December 5th, 2014 - By Brande Victorian
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Two days ago we found out the sad news that Kelly Rowland’s mom, Doris Rowland Garrison, had passed away. News had been buzzing of the loss throughout the morning of December 3, but it wasn’t until early that afternoon that the singer released this statement confirming the news:

“It is with deep sadness that I announce the passing of my mother, Doris Rowland Garrison. She was an incredible soul who made countless sacrifices so that I could become the woman—and now mother—I am today. We humbly appreciate all the love and support and only ask for privacy during this difficult time.”

That was the first and last we’d heard from Kelly on her loss, but around 6 am this morning she posted the movingly serene image above with her 1-month-old son Titan on Instagram, writing the lyrics to “You Are My Sunshine” as the caption:

“My only sunshine……you make me happy, when skies are grey”
#TITAN
#LIFE

We can only imagine the pain Kelly is going through right now as a new mother and wife grieving the loss of her own mother. We’ll continue to keep her in our prayers.

Kelly Rowland Confirms The Passing Of Her Mother: “She Was An Incredible Soul”

December 3rd, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Early this morning, several blogs reported on the terrible news that Kelly Rowland’s mother, Doris Rowland Garrison, passed away. We wanted to wait until the reports were confirmed before we released the news. Unfortunately, it turns out that the rumors are true. The newly married singer’s publicist confirmed that her mother died Tuesday.

“It is with deep sadness that I announce the passing of my mother, Doris Rowland Garrison,” Kelly expressed in a statement released to MadameNoire. “She was an incredible soul who made countless sacrifices so that I could become the woman—and now mother—I am today. We humbly appreciate all the love and support and only ask for privacy during this difficult time.”

Sadly, Doris was supposed to celebrate her 66th birthday on Saturday.

It’s unfortunate that Kelly lost her mom just weeks after giving birth to her son, as this is generally the time when new moms lean on their mothers the most. A cause of death has not been confirmed at this time, but some outlets are reporting that Doris died of complications stemming from a longtime illness that was plaguing her.

We send our prayers to Kelly and her family during this difficult time.