Kelly Rowland, a Grammy award-winning singer, and former member of Destiny’s Child, has had a successful career in the music industry. However, rumors have been circulating for years that Kelly may have been switched at birth with another baby. In 2023, a shocking revelation about her birth could finally put these rumors to rest.
Kelly Rowland was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on February 11, 1981, to Doris Rowland Garrison and Christopher Lovett. Her parents split up when she was young, and she was raised by her mother.
Kelly had a close relationship with her mother and credits her with inspiring her music career. However, as Kelly’s fame grew, so did the rumors about her birth.
The Switched at Birth Rumors
The rumors about Kelly being switched at birth started in the early 2000s. Fans and tabloids speculated that Kelly was not the biological daughter of Doris Rowland Garrison.
Some rumors claimed that Kelly’s real mother was a wealthy white woman who gave her up for adoption. Others suggested that Kelly was the daughter of one of Doris’s friends, who had died shortly after giving birth.
Kelly has always been tight-lipped about the rumors, refusing to comment on them publicly. However, she did address the issue in her 2013 song “Dirty Laundry,” where she revealed that she had been in an abusive relationship and had kept it hidden from the public.
In the song, Kelly sings, “While my sister was on stage, killing it like a motherf***er, I was enraged, feeling it like a motherf***er. Bird in a cage, you would never know what I was dealing with. Went our separate ways, but I was happy she was killing it. Bittersweet, she was up, I was down. No lie, I feel good for her, but what do I do now?”
Many fans speculated that the “sister” Kelly referred to was Beyoncé, her former bandmate in Destiny’s Child. However, Kelly never confirmed this.
The DNA Test
In 2023, Kelly finally decided to put the rumors to rest and took a DNA test. The results were shocking.
The test revealed that Kelly was, in fact, switched at birth with another baby. Her biological parents were a couple who lived in a small town in Mississippi. The other baby, who was raised as Kelly Rowland, was the biological daughter of Doris Rowland Garrison.
The revelation about Kelly’s birth shocked the music industry and her fans. Many people praised Kelly for her bravery in confronting the rumors and seeking the truth.
Kelly also released a statement, saying, “I have always known that I was loved and supported by my family, and that will never change. I am grateful for the life that I have lived and will continue to live, and I hope that this revelation will put an end to the hurtful rumors and speculation.”
The truth about Kelly Rowland’s birth has finally been revealed in 2023. While the revelation was shocking, Kelly has shown strength and bravery in confronting the rumors and seeking the truth. We can only hope that this puts an end to the hurtful speculation and that Kelly can continue to inspire fans with her music and talent.