Being a part of the sensational girl group Destiny’s Child had this star rising to fame in the early 1990s. Kelly Rowland was born in Atlanta, Georgia, but, at the age of eight, she relocated to Houston, Texas, where she was placed in R&B group Destiny’s Child, which ultimately included Beyonce Knowles and Michelle Williams. After hours of practicing in Tina Knowles’s hair salon and their backyards, their hard work paid off when the girls signed a record deal with Columbia Records in 1997. With powerhouse voices and songs like “Bills, Bills, Bills” and “Say My Name,” it’s no surprise that they became one of the most successful girl groups of all time. In 2005, they officially called it quits, and the girls pursued their solo careers. Rowland’s debut album Simply Deep hit number 12 on the Billboard charts; she released her follow-up album Ms. Kelly in 2007 and embarked on a world tour.

In addition to her singing success, the star expanded her talents to acting, appearing on both the small and big screens. She also appeared as a judge on the U.K. televised singing competition, The X Factor. Always having a humble heart, in 2005, Rowland teamed up with Beyonce after Hurricane Katrina to start The Survivor Foundation. Through their efforts, they were able to provide housing for victims and evacuees in Houston. In 2010, she launched another charitable entity, I Heart My Girlfriends, which focuses on a range of issues including self-esteem, date violence protection, abstinence, and community service.

Rowland’s celebrity relationships have been kept quiet for the most part. In 2004, she began dating football player Roy Williams, and the duo announced their celebrity engagement that same year. However, two months before the wedding, the famous couple called it quits. In 2011, Rowland was spotted getting close with manager Tim Weatherspoon and fans speculated whether they were an actual celebrity couple. Three years later, the two had their celebrity wedding in Costa Rica with a few famous guests including the Knowles sisters. The newlyweds welcomed their son Titan Jewell in November 2014.

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