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Kelly Rowland to reunite with father after 23years

   X Factor judge Kelly Rowland has said that she would like to reconcile with her estranged father.
    The 30-year-old is ready to meet with Christopher Rowland, 65, this Christmas - 23 years after he disappeared from her life when her parents' marriage broke down. In scenes set to air on the UK X Factor tomorrow, Kelly says: 'It's really important just to forgive my father. I want to meet him this Christmas, because now is the time, because tomorrow's not promised to us.'
     According to British newspaper The Sun, she adds: 'I think it's important to forgive people and we move on, we have to. The pain is there, of course it will be there, and it's important to know that forgiveness is the first step towards healing it all.'
   Christopher reached out to the former Destiny's Child singer earlier this year, asking for her forgiveness and saying he wanted to be a father to her.Giving his account of what happened, he said: "Kelly, I love you with all my heart. Please forgive me and let me be your dad again.
  "I lost my job at a transportation company, sank into a depression about money and began drinking more and more. The failure to provide for my family fuelled an anger that I will be ashamed of until my dying day. It wasn't physical between me and Kelly's mom, but there were many days and nights when Kelly would be bawling her eyes out.
  "I really hoped I would get to make it up to her. Sadly I am still waiting for that day. But I can't give up hope."
     Kelly was happy to hear from her father after so long, but wishes he had been more discreet in trying to contact her.