By ALANAH ERIKSEN
Hot stuff: Kelly Rowland opened up about her estranged father, who she has not seen for 20 years, as she graced the cover of Cosmopolitan
Her best friend Beyonce's family took her in when she was just a child after her dad left.
But after 20 years, Kelly Rowland says she is ready to reunite with her estranged father, Christopher Lovett.
The 30-year-old graces the cover of the latest Cosmopolitan magazine looking sexy in a racy red bra, skimpy black leather shorts and a cropped jacket.
Looking leggy: Kelly also spoke about her boob job and her crush on fellow X Factor judge Gary Barlow
She told the magazine she didn't like the fact her father had given an interview about her to a tabloid in June.
'He reached out to me saying he wanted to see me, but it’s unfortunate he did it so publicly. I want to meet him, and soon, I really do. I forgave him a long time ago.'
The X Factor judge moved in with her former Destiny's Child band mate Beyonce Knowles after the girls formed the group - originally named Girl's Tyme - at age eight.
Proud she did it: Kelly said it took her 10 years to decide to get a boob job which has taken her from an A to a B cup
'I haven’t seen my dad for almost 20 years. It’s nothing I want a pity party for. He left me and my mum, and I was angry. I wanted to be a daddy’s girl so bad. God damn The Cosby Show because that made me think "Why aren’t my family like that?" But this is not a perfect world.'
Out now: Kelly features in the November issue of Cosmopolitan
Kelly also spoke about having a boob job, but taking a decade to make the decision to go through with the surgery.
'I said in an interview a long time ago that I’d get it done because I just had little nuggets for boobs and it was bothering me.
The full interview appears in the November issue of Cosmopolitan, on sale Monday 10th October
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