'X Factor's' Kelly Rowland: Estranged father pleads to see her

kelly-rowland-estranged-father-christopher-lovett-wants-to-see-her.jpg Christopher Lovett is telling the latest issue of Star Magazine (via RadarOnline) that his daughter, "X Factor" judge and former Destiny's Child singer Kelly Rowland, was taken away from him when Kelly was just seven years old and he hasn't seen her since.

"So many previous years have passed and I'm getting old. I just pray she comes back into my life before it's too late," says Lovett.

He admits to his angry, abusive behavior, saying he "couldn't control it," but that now he hopes he can make it up to Kelly. "I'm still waiting for that day," says Lovett.

"Whenever [Destiny's Child] was on the cover of a magazine, I would call and beg them to tell her I was looking for her," says Lovett. "I love you with all my heart," he tells Kelly.
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