|Kelly Rowland Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 8 in|
|Date of Birth||February 11, 1981|
Kelly Rowland is an American singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, television personality, producer, and voice artist who gained popularity in the late 1990s as a member of Destiny’s Child, one of the world’s best-selling girl groups of all time. The group’s members included Beyoncé Knowles, Michelle Williams, LaTavia Roberson, LeToya Luckett, and Farrah Franklin. Kelly has also established herself as a solo artist and has released albums like Simply Deep, Talk a Good Game, Ms. Kelly, and Here I Am. Rowland has sold more than 40 million records as a solo artist and a further 60 million records with Destiny’s Child. She was ranked at number #20 in the “100 Most Award-Winning Artists” list issued by Fuse in 2014. In addition to that, Rowland has been a part of acting projects like Merry Liddle Christmas, Merry Liddle Christmas Wedding, Empire, Love By the 10th Date, Black Is King, Think Like a Man, The Seat Filler, L.A.’s Finest, Bad Hair, Freddy vs. Jason, American Soul, Taina, The Hughleys, American Dreams, Girlfriends, A Black Lady Sketch Show, and Single Ladies.
Kelendria Trene Rowland
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Kelly attended Lamar High School in Houston, Texas.
Actress, Singer, Songwriter, Dancer, Television Personality, Producer, Voice Artist
- Father – Christopher Lovett
- Mother – Doris Rowland Garrison
- Siblings – Orlando Rowland (Older Brother)
- Others – James Rowland, Jr. (Maternal Grandfather)
Tim Weatherspoon (GlobalGrind)
Earlier, she was managed by Mathew Knowles, father of Beyonce Knowles and others.
She has also been signed with The Chamber Group, Talent Agency, New York City, New York, United States.
R&B, hip hop, pop, dance
Columbia, Republic Records
5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
58 kg or 128 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Kelly Rowland has dated –
- Simone Burke – RUMOR
- Kieran Richardson – RUMOR
- Chris Tucker – RUMOR
- Chris Brown – RUMOR
- Foti Kallergis (1997-1999) – She was romantically involved with Foti Kallergis from 1997 to 1999.
- Maverick Carter (2001-2002) – Kelly dated Maverick Carter (who now is a marketing executive and also LeBron James‘ manager) from 2001 to 2002.
- Nelly (2002) – RUMOR
- Larry Hughes (2002) – She dated briefly the American NBA basketball player, Larry Hughes (who is 6 ft 5 inches tall) in 2002.
- Roy Williams (2004-2005) – American football player, Roy Williams then came into Kelly’s life and they started dating in 2004. Later, they engaged in the same year. Everything started happening rapidly and their wedding was also planned, which was scheduled to happen in March 2005. But, the duo called off their engagement in January 2005 only. Williams later replied that they don’t know each other well enough to be married.
- Cuda Love (2005)
- Dwyane Wade (2007) – Another pro basketball player, Dwayne Wade was RUMORed to be an item with Kelly Rowland. They were seen many times together at many public places in 2007. Also, the NBA player was having issues with her wife and he was heading for a divorce at that time.
- Fawaz Gruosi (May 2007) – Famous jeweler, Fawaz Gruosi was RUMORed to be an item with Rowland in May 2007. They were photographed together at many places and so the rumors started expanding out.
- Tim Weatherspoon (2011-Present) – Tim Weatherspoon and Kelly started dating in 2011. In November 2013, they got engaged with each other and tied the knot in Costa Rica on May 9, 2014. They have a son named Titan Jewell Weatherspoon (b. November 4, 2014). On October 7, 2020, the couple announced that they were expecting their 2nd child together and they welcomed a son named Noah Jon in January 2021.
Race / Ethnicity
Kelly Rowland is of African-American descent.
Dark complexion with dark hair color and eyes.
32-24-34 in or 81-61-87 cm
2 (US) or 34 (EU)
9 (US) or 6.5 (UK) or 39.5 (EU)
Luxury car company Jaguar (2013)
Best Known For
Being a founding member of the R&B girl group, Destiny’s Child
Kelly released her debut album Simply Deep under Columbia Records on October 28, 2002. The album sold 2.5 million copies in the whole world. It received the status of Platinum by BPI (British Phonographic Industry) and Gold in the USA, Australia, and New Zealand.
Jeanette Jenkins works out with Rowland and has also released a fitness DVD with Kelly Rowland.
Kelly Rowland Favorite Things
- Food – Stroopwafels with ice cream
- Flower – White Rose
- Perfume – Acqua Di Gio
- Movie – Soul Food (1997), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022)
- Rapper – Ma$e
- Singer – Whitney Houston
- Book – How Stella Got Her Groove Back by Terry McMillan, Waiting to Exhale by Terry McMillan
- Destiny’s Child Song – Confessions
Source – AngelFire.com, Us Magazine
Kelly Rowland Facts
- She has a dog of breed Teacup Terrier named, Mocha.
- When she was seven, Kelly, along with her mother, left her father as he was addicted to alcohol.
- When she was eight (around 1989), she became a member of the group Girl’s Tyme, along with Beyonce Knowles.
- Whitney Houston and Janet Jackson are her biggest musical influences. Her other influences include Sade Adu.
- She had done a duet with rapper Nelly titled “Dilemma”. It topped the music charts globally.
- In May 2009, she co-hosted the reality TV show The Fashion Show along with Isaac Mizrahi in the first season. But was replaced by Iman (fashion model) in season 2.
- She is obsessed with the voice of Tevin Campbell and had a crush on him.
- Her first celebrity crush was Hakeem from the ’90s group The Boys.
- She cannot live without LOVE.
- As a member of Destiny’s Child, she has received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
- She talks to her mother several times a day.
- She bought a house in Texas with her first major paycheck.
- Kelly used to be a great burper in her 20s.
- Her first car was a red-colored BMW with tan interiors. She wanted the car because Kelly Taylor from Beverly Hills, 90210 also had this one.
- She loves exploring different countries of the African continent.
- Kelly loves collecting antique decorative plates.
- Putting olive oil on her hair, knees, and elbows is her beauty hack.
- She has a weird habit of clearing her nose (even when she doesn’t have a sneeze or running nose).
- If she has to take 3 things to a deserted island, she would take moisturizing sunscreen, ice cold water bottle, and a snack such as almonds.
- Kelly is obsessed with elephants.
- Whiskey sour is her go-to cocktail.
- Kelly doesn’t like snakes.
- She has also worked as a babysitter for a week. That was, in fact, her first job ever.
- She once received stroopwafels from a fan when Kelly was in Amsterdam. That was the nicest thing she has ever received from a fan.
- She has worked with TJ Maxx and The Maxx You Project in the past.