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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.
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 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.
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.
When she wasn’t seen shopping, Rowland posted a few pictures of her family celebrating Baby Titan’s first Christmas:
“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!
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.
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.
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”
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.
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.
If we could crown a queen of shade, the award would undoubtedly go to Wendy Williams. Known for her boisterous personality and style, Wendy Williams has served shade to any and everyone. She holds absolutely no cut cards and is loved just as much as she’s hated for it. Her latest shade catcher is the gorgeous new mommy Kelly Rowland. In an exclusive interview with Marc Lamont Hill of Huffington Post, Williams shares her thoughts on Kelly Rowland naming her son, Titan.
Wendy: Well I hope that the boy can live up to that because I’ll tell you what, a “titan” is not short. and he’s not scrawny. “Titan” to me is, even if he’s short, he’s wide and cut, and you gotta play the game of life like a titan. You can’t be a loser. So I hope that he can live up to it.
Marc Lamont Hill: He ain’t gonna be no loser with them parents. Well, that parent.
Wendy: She hasn’t worked in a while though. Nobody’s buying her music. She was a judge on the judges’ shows and she’s not on them [now] and mind you, I love Kelly Rowland but I’m just calling it the way it’s factual. Her husband is her manager, but is her career on the go up or on the come down?
So Titan then is going to have to make his own [money.] He’s going to have to be smart in school and make his own bones and hopefully he’ll be able to live up to the name. Again, I love Kelly Rowland, but I have to call it the way I see it.
In addition to her shady comments about Kelly, the TV host also talked about her image.
I had to be that person. People ask me do I have any regrets…no, none. I had to be that person so that you all would pay attention so that I could get a talk show. I didn’t know I was headed towards a talk show and the person that I was [then] is still the same person I am [today]. Now, I only have one hour to say my piece, in radio you have 4 hours to dig a deep hole for yourself honey and then you pull those listeners up and they are fanning the fire!
But I have no regrets also, you have to remember, when most people met me through the radio, I was a 22 year old girl. Now I’m a 50 year old wife, woman, mother, community member and what not and no, [The Wendy] Show is not a heavy duty “kumbaya show,” but I’m not a heavy duty “kumbaya girl.” Our show is light and fun and if you squint, there might be something that you might learn.
Wendy also talks about the Lifetime Aaliyah movie, Lil Kim, The Soul Train Awards and more in the interview.
It’s been a week since Kelly Rowland gave birth to her new son Titan Jewell Weatherspoon but, thus far she seems to be adjusting to the task of raising another human being pretty well.
Recently, the new mother spoke to Essence magazine about her newest and most important job.
“I have been completely on a high getting to know my son Titan. I’m so in love! I could look at him 24 hours a day.”
Rowland says she’s handling the inevitable sleepless nights, pretty well, her husband and manager Tim Weatherspoon is shining. She says he has those diaper changing skills on lock. “He’s better than I am.”
Both parents are equally enamored with their new son.
“I don’t think we knew that much love existed for one human being. Now I know how God feels about us.”