Keyshia Cole seems to be on top of the world. The wife of NBA baller, Daniel Gibson, mother and successful singer opened about life lessons in the new issue of Rolling Out magazine. Detouring from her usual flashy urban style, the 31-year-old looked great in a leather pleated skirt, white knit sweater and Christian Louboutin pumps.
She spoke to the magazine, holding little back about her new-found outlook on life.
On couples in entertainment that she admires: “I respect Beyoncé and Jay-Z, because I know how hard it can be to stay in love in this business. In the beginning, it appeared as if Jay-Z knew Beyoncé had work to do. I respect that. You can’t go into a relationship trying to change someone. You have to grow with that person and go through everything with them. That’s one thing that I noticed and I respect about them. Of course, I’m not with them every day, but that’s what I see from the outside looking in.”
On balancing family life with a hectic road schedule: “I can’t do it alone. It takes a village to raise a child. I have family who help me when I need it. My son’s grandparents have also been very helpful. [His grandfather] recently spent two weeks with us, and for him to see his papa was wonderful.”
On her new album “Woman to Woman”: “A lot of the songs are not reflecting on my life right now. It’s an album for my fans. They were there when I came from Oakland, [Calif.], and they could relate to me and what I was going though. I wanted to get back to that. This is my fifth album and I now understand what translates to the fans and what doesn’t. This is what they want.”
To read and see more, go to Rolling Out.