At first glance, Kelly Rowland’s life is pretty much perfect.
She’s a world-famous singer, has a happy marriage, is mum to a gorgeous 5-year- old boy and she’s best friends with Beyoncé.
But, within moments of sitting down with the 38-year-old The Voice Australia coach, it’s clear that she really is just like the rest of us.
You see, Rowland has had a bad day.
She’s been in Sydney for a week, and while she loves her job on The Voice, she’s missing her son, Titan, like crazy.
“I’m a mum,” she tells WHO.
“I had a hard time yesterday. Yeah. I had a hard time yesterday and then you pick yourself up and dust yourself off and figure your stuff out.”
Ever the professional, Rowland puts on a brave smile and looks out at the Harbour Bridge. “But I love this city,” she admits.
The former Destiny’s Child star says she enjoys spending time in Australia working on The Voice. And we’re lucky to have her because Rowland’s career and life are booming.
She’s currently working on a new album – her first in six years – she’s starring in the US drama series American Soul as iconic singer Gladys Knight, and she wants to have another baby.
You’ve been doing a lot of acting recently – are you loving it?
I do love it. I’m looking for more roles now to sink my teeth into because I truly enjoy it and I love being on set and I love the idea of knowing that you’re going to be on set this long. You get to go home. My son likes routine.
Will you ever stop making music to focus on your acting? I have a lot of music in me. I just want to feel like it’s the best of the best that it can be. I’m extremely hard on myself.
Tell us about the music you’re working on.
I wanted to just completely be obnoxious and just brag about myself, because I’ve never done that on a record and I’m an independent artist.
You want the music to speak for itself, but at the end of the day, you’ve got to have a machine to help you push in some money to help you push that s--t out.
It’s a real business. You have to be smart. There’s a reason why I’ve been blessed for so many years; I’m trying to be smart with my money. Now I have a kid to take care of and I have the audacity to want another one.
You want another baby?
I totally want another one. Not right now, though. Not right now.
My music is honestly my baby and I have to birth this one because it’s been in the womb for five freaking years. I still have to tell all the stories, I have so many stories. I’m so anxious to tell all these great stories. Because if I’m feeling it, other people feel it.
How is The Voice this season?
A lot of fun. We’ve had a lot of spontaneous moments that have happened on the show. We had to ask the producers at least twice, “Did y’all plan that?” We haven’t planned anything, to the point of where it’s like: that’s weird that just happened. You know what I mean? It’s really cool that things are just happening like that. It does make for great TV. There have been moments where [Boy] George is like, “I just, I need to get up and I need to walk out.”
For her full interview... Include the truth about her feud with Boy George, be sure to pick up the new issue of WHO.