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Kelly Rowland is in good spirits as she sports big smile in casual cool outfit while in New York


She was joined by her father Christopher Lovett for their first public appearance together as they discussed reconnecting after three decades of estrangement in a television interview which aired on Tuesday morning.

And hours later Kelly Rowland couldn’t seem happier as she enjoyed a night on the town.

The 41-year-old Destiny’s Child singer was all smiles as she headed to dinner in new York City on Tuesday night.

Aww: Kelly Rowland was all smiles as she headed to dinner in new York City on Tuesday night

Aww: Kelly Rowland was all smiles as she headed to dinner in new York City on Tuesday night

Kelly looked casual chic in a long black coat over matching T-shirt, blue jeans, and black patent leather booties.

She accessorized with a small green bag along with jewelry including multiple chain necklaces and earrings. 

Her brunette tresses were worn down as she showcased her natural looks with complementary make-up 

Rocking it: The 41-year-old Destiny's Child singer looked casual chic in a long black coat over matching T-shirt, blue jeans, and black patent leather booties

Rocking it: The 41-year-old Destiny’s Child singer looked casual chic in a long black coat over matching T-shirt, blue jeans, and black patent leather booties

Stunner: She also took to social media to share this gorgeous snap

Stunner: She also took to social media to share this gorgeous snap

During an episode of The Today Show which aired earlier that morning, the talented singer and her father talked about their painful past and emotional reunion in 2018.   

‘My understanding of where my dad was as a kid was that he was not really ready as a father,’ Kelly, who guest-hosted the show along with Hoda Kotb, said in a pre-recorded interview.

The Destiny’s Child star has previously claimed that her biological father’s ‘drunk and aggressive’ behavior forced her late mother Doris Rowland Garrison to leave him. 

Reunion: During an episode of The Today Show which aired earlier that morning, the talented singer and her father Christopher Lovett talked about their painful past and emotional reunion in 2018

Reunion: During an episode of The Today Show which aired earlier that morning, the talented singer and her father Christopher Lovett talked about their painful past and emotional reunion in 2018

She continued, ‘I was angry at him. I was disappointed in him. I had all of those feelings of abandonment. 

‘I think as a kid you just feel like if they’re not there they don’t want to be here. So that’s what I felt and that feeling sucked.’  

After Kelly rocketed to stardom as a member of Destiny’s Child, she specifically instructed her security to bar her father from visiting her backstage while the girl group was on tour.

Second chances: On Tuesday, the 41-year-old singer and her father talked about their painful past and emotional reunion in 2018

Second chances: On Tuesday, the 41-year-old singer and her father talked about their painful past and emotional reunion in 2018

'My understanding of where my dad was as a kid was that he was not really ready as a father,' Kelly, who guest-hosted the show along with Hoda Kotb, said in a pre-recorded interview

‘My understanding of where my dad was as a kid was that he was not really ready as a father,’ Kelly, who guest-hosted the show along with Hoda Kotb, said in a pre-recorded interview

After Christopher arrived on set with a bouquet of flowers for his daughter, the two shared a sweet hug.

Christopher explained that he began to follow Kelly after her career took off and described how it felt to be turned away by security at her concerts. 

‘People used to tell me, “I saw your daughter,” and I used to sit there and say, well, I didn’t, and it used to hurt. 

Sad: After Kelly rocketed to stardom as a member of Destiny's Child, she specifically instructed her security to bar her father from visiting her backstage while the girl group was on tour

Sad: After Kelly rocketed to stardom as a member of Destiny’s Child, she specifically instructed her security to bar her father from visiting her backstage while the girl group was on tour

Sharing his thoughts: Christopher explained that he began to follow Kelly after her career took off and described how it felt to be turned away by security at her concerts

Sharing his thoughts: Christopher explained that he began to follow Kelly after her career took off and described how it felt to be turned away by security at her concerts

‘So when Kelly started performing in certain places, I followed her. And when I did go to a couple of places, I didn’t get a chance to see her because security wouldn’t let me see her. It was sad really.’   

He later added, ‘I wanted to tell Kelly that I love her and that I never gave her up.’ 

‘I was trying to protect myself,’ Kelly explained. ‘I wasn’t read to deal with those feelings.’

'I was trying to protect myself,' Kelly explained. 'I wasn't read to deal with those feelings.'

‘I was trying to protect myself,’ Kelly explained. ‘I wasn’t read to deal with those feelings.’

 The Dilemma songstress recalled how her feelings toward Christopher began to change after she had her first son Titan, which occurred three weeks after she lost her mother Doris.  

‘I said, “I really need to know him. I want to meet him,” she said. 

‘I think I … had these feelings of like, “Oh my God, I have no parents.” And it was like, no, you do, you have one left.’ 

Both Kelly and Christopher teared up at several points during the interview. Kelly recounted their reunion at a hotel in Atlanta and how they spoke for two hours.

Kelly said that she began to understand her father better after hearing about his own difficult childhood and strained relationships with his own father and grandfather.

Change of heart: The Dilemma songstress recalled how her feelings toward Christopher began to change after she had her first son Titan, which occurred three weeks after she lost her mother Doris

Change of heart: The Dilemma songstress recalled how her feelings toward Christopher began to change after she had her first son Titan, which occurred three weeks after she lost her mother Doris

The songstress and her father expressed how thankful they were to have repaired their relationship.

‘I can only imagine what it felt like to have everything that you want to say for so many years to your child, she said.  ‘I just allowed him the space, and it was incredible. Underneath all of the disappointment and hurt and anger and fear, that’s somebody you love.’         

Kelly said that she felt she had to allow herself to give her father grace and  encouraged other people to reach out to their estranged parents if or when they are ready.

‘It was four or five years ago when we rekindled our relationship, and it’s never too late,’ Kelly said. 

‘Forgiveness is always right there.’               

Grace: Kelly said that she felt she had to allow herself to give her father grace and encouraged other people to reach out to their estranged parents if or when they are ready

Grace: Kelly said that she felt she had to allow herself to give her father grace and encouraged other people to reach out to their estranged parents if or when they are ready

'Forgiveness is always right there': The songstress and her father expressed how thankful they were to have repaired their relationship

‘Forgiveness is always right there’: The songstress and her father expressed how thankful they were to have repaired their relationship

While she was hosting The Today Show, Kelly also announced that she was releasing a new children’s book titled Always With You, Always With Me on April 26.

The star’s two sons Titan, seven, and Noah, one, who she shares with her husband Tim Weatherspoon, made a surprise appearance on the show in a pre-recorded video.

Titan told his mom, ‘Hi Mommy, Noah, will you say hi to Mommy? We just finished your book. We want to thank you for making it. We are so proud of you for making it. And I want to thank you for being the greatest mom that we’ve ever had.’

Cute: The star's two sons Titan, seven, and Noah, one, who she shares with her husband Tim Weatherspoon, made a surprise appearance on the show in a pre-recorded video

Cute: The star’s two sons Titan, seven, and Noah, one, who she shares with her husband Tim Weatherspoon, made a surprise appearance on the show in a pre-recorded video

The video brought Kelly to tears. She said, ‘But honestly Titan is soul that – he saved me. He saved me. Oh my God, so special.

‘Titan saved me, because you know, when I lost my mom, that was three weeks after I had Titan so he helped me get through it. He’s a strong child. And Noah is, he’s been here before. He really has been. 

‘And I’m just so grateful for my kids and my wonderful husband. I really am. I’m just so grateful for my family. I really am. Everything I do, I do for them.’ 

Family: Kelly married her husband Tim in May of 2014. Pictured with son Titan in 2019

Family: Kelly married her husband Tim in May of 2014. Pictured with son Titan in 2019

In good spirts: Kelly beamed as she arrived at The Today show in a hot pink by The Sei and white Charles Keith pumps

In good spirts: Kelly beamed as she arrived at The Today show in a hot pink by The Sei and white Charles Keith pumps

Funny: In one of the more light-hearted moments on the show, Kelly and Hoda weighed on the trend of stars going barefoot on the red carpet. When Hoda asked Kelly if she would have gone barefoot at red carpet events, Kelly responded, 'Have you met Michelle and Beyonce? They would have me for breakfast, lunch and dinner!'

Funny: In one of the more light-hearted moments on the show, Kelly and Hoda weighed on the trend of stars going barefoot on the red carpet. When Hoda asked Kelly if she would have gone barefoot at red carpet events, Kelly responded, ‘Have you met Michelle and Beyonce? They would have me for breakfast, lunch and dinner!’

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