Even though singer Keyshia Cole catches a lot of heat for dating a man 15 years her junior, the R&B star is clear about how happy Niko Khale makes her.
The 38-year-old opened up about how she and Niko first connected via Instagram on her new talk show on Fox Soul. The mother of two explained that she found Niko through his music when he remixed one of her hit songs.
“I was on Instagram, and I saw this guy, who had done a kind of remix to my song, ‘Let it go.’ the lyrics, I was just like, I really be feeling like that, like I feel his lyrics, and then I just went to iTunes and checked him out, listened to some more of his lyrics and everything like that, and the more I listened the more I liked it. And at that time, at that very moment, I was going through a lot, you know what I’m saying, and just no good guys, just dogs, you know what I’m saying, like I jus couldn’t deal with it anymore, I was over it, and I was just like, I wonder if he really feel the way he say he feel in his lyrics, because if it is, I need to hurry up and get him before somebody else do.”
That initial connection online led to love in real life. The pair are still going strong and welcomed a son back in August.
As much as Keyshia tries to be protective of her budding romance, sometimes criticism creeps into their union.
While being interviewed on Nick Cannon’s morning show, the “Sent From Heaven” crooner got a little upset over the comedian calling her Niko’s elder.
“To be in a relationship and to start a family with someone like this, I mean, I’ve been in that situation before where I stepped into royalty, to a elder, and she guided me,” Nick said to the star.
“I am not a f*cking elder,” Keyshia quickly responded.
“You are his elder.” Cannon re-stated. “I am not his f*cking elder,” Keyshia repeated.