Kelly Rowland’s estranged father is asking for a second chance at fatherhood.
In a recent interview with Star magazine, Christopher Lovett, 67, pleads with 32-year-old Rowland to reconnect before “it’s too late”.
“So many previous years have passed and I’m getting old,” he told Star. I just pray she comes back into my life before it’s too late.”
Lovett, who claims that his ex-wife took Kelly away from him when she was a little girl, admits that he was aggressive and a heavy drinker at the time. But now he is hoping Rowland will forgive his past transgressions and make amends.
“I hoped I could make it up to her. But I’m still waiting for that day.”
ESSENCE covergirl Rowland has been quite honest about her distant relationship with her father in the past. Often times saying her mother Doris and the Knowles family are her only family.
This isn’t the first time Lovett has made attempts at reconnecting with his daughter. In 2011 he opened up to Sunday Mirror - a U.K. based tabloid - appealing to Rowland after admitting he had not seen his daughter in over two decades.
There is no word on whether or not Rowland has responded to her father’s attempts at reconciliation.