As reported earlier today, a multitude of sources confirmed the saddening news that singer Kelly Rowland‘s mother had passed away.
Now, the R&B songbird is opening up on the loss of Doris Rowland Garrison – who was 66.
Her heartfelt words below…
In a statement issued to E! via her publicist, Rowland said:
“It is with deep sadness that I announce the passing of my mother, Doris Rowland Garrison. She was an incredible soul who made countless sacrifices so that I could become the woman—and now mother—I am today. We humbly appreciate all the love and support and only ask for privacy during this difficult time.”
Speaking on her mother back in 2007, the Grammy winner (who gave birth to her first child, son Titan, less than a month ago) beamed:
When we had rough times in Houston, you did your best to balance our family with your job as a live-in nanny. And I know it was difficult for you to run me back and forth for rehearsals after I joined Destiny’s Child.
I spent a lot of nights at the Knowles’ house. Soon a month turned into a year, then years. You came by every day, though, and cooked dinner, and we’d all eat as a family. It was because of your strength and sacrifice that I was able to dream so big.
Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with Kelly and family.