Jay Z and Kelly Rowland’s father advice talk helped her relationship with her father Chistopher Lovett after 30 years.
On March 15th, Kelly Rowland hosted an episode of “Today.” During her hosting with Hoda she revealed a valuable talk with Jay Z. Rowland had not seen her father for three decades.
As Jay Z and Kelly spoke, “He said, ‘Love is all about risk. You gotta decide if you’re gonna jump,’” the 41-year-old recalled. “‘You gonna jump?’ That’s what he asked me: ‘Are you gonna jump?’”
Kelly Rowland and Christopher Lovett’s estranged relationship was a result of her parents’ separation. Lovett is said to have had an alcohol addiction.
Rowland stated that she’s always felt like there was something “missing” in life.
“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,” the actress continued.
“For 30 years, my dad was absent in my life.” Following the birth of her first son Titan and her mother’s death in 2014, the former Destiny Child star reached out.
Rowland and her father decided to meet at a hotel.
Christopher Lovett spoke for two hours, with Kelendria listening.
“I learned that we are not perfect, and it broke my heart to know that there is going to be something about me that my kids is going to be disappointed about,” she said tearfully. “Something, you don’t do it intentionally, of course. You have to allow space. You’re not going to get it right every time, and that’s OK.”
The star 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.” Lovett was also present during the discussion. The father said reuniting with his daughter was “like a dream.”
Rowland said it was imperative “to the little girl in me” that her father say that he loved her. She added, “It was necessary to hear it from a man. It was necessary to hear it from my father. When I thought about all the tumultuous relationships and trying to figure out men, like, that is the base and the foundation of it psychologically. So when I’m talking to therapists, and I’m asking them about this, it all runs back to the abandonment issue.”