Doris Rowland Garrison, Kelly Rowland’s mother, died in 2014, just weeks after she and her husband welcomed their first child. Rowland revealed in a statement that her mother died of cardiac arrest at the age of 66. Her mother’s death seemed to come out of nowhere, and she recalled pulling the plug.
She revealed her relationship with her mother in a tribute to all the women who shaped her life, including her mother. According to her, the singer and her mother had a rocky relationship. They didn’t agree on anything, but she understood it was because her mother was always striving for the best for her.
Her mother loved her and did everything she could to help her pursue her dream of becoming a singer. Rowland recalled how she aspired to be a singer and dressed up in a red gown to pretend to be one.
Kelly Rowland’s Way of Life Has Changed Since Her Mother’s Death
She realized how much of her success was due to her mother’s sacrifices after conquering the cutthroat music industry and wearing not just red but dresses of all colors.
“It wasn’t until then that I realized her power.” “My mother taught me to be humble, and I think I’ve done a pretty good job of it,” the singer said.
Rowland’s perspective on life shifted after her mother died, resulting in significant lifestyle changes. The former Destiny’s Child member told Romper that she “changed her whole life.”
She changed her diet, improved her physical and mental health, and led a healthier lifestyle. Rowland went on to say that she told everyone who would listen about it, emphasizing the importance of educating oneself and others about nutrition and living a healthier lifestyle.
When asked what prompted the change, she stated that after becoming a mother, she realized her son would take after her.
“I realized I was his first example of everything, and it changed everything.” He completely transformed my life and my perspective on things. “He will never know how he saved me, my outlook on self, my outlook on life, my outlook on everything,” the singer said.
Kelly Rowland Expresses Her Feelings About Her Mother
She went on to say that she instilled in her son a healthy lifestyle by keeping him active. Rowland and her son liked being outside in the sun and having “a good time” no matter where they were.
Despite the fact that her newborn son helped her cope with her mother’s death, she still had a difficult time.
Rowland revealed three years after her mother’s death that she was still struggling to cope with the devastating loss.
She burst into tears during an episode of The Voice Australia, on which she is a coach, after one of the show’s contestants, Hannah Pearce, spoke about losing her father. Rowland became emotional when the contestant said she had forgotten the sound of her father’s voice.
“I’ve been grieving my mother’s death for three years now.” Rowland admitted, “I think it’s the biggest loss of my life.”
She admitted that she had “forgotten the sound of her mother’s voice” in the years since her mother’s death and that she missed it as well.