Two years after a much-publicized divorce, Kelis says she has “no regrets” over the split from her ex-husband, Nas.
The split, which occurred while Kelis was pregnant with their son, Knight, was one of the couple’s most bitter moments.
During the divorce, both sides aired out their dirty language in public, with rapper Nas calling out his then wife in his music and Kelis insinuating that her then husband had cheated on her. The couple eventually reached a financial settlement and Nas was ordered to pay up $50,000 in child support. A judge later cut that payment in half, a small victory for the rapper. During the divorce proceedings, it was revealed that Nas owed the government up to $6 million dollars in back taxes.
“I’m not a big regret person. I’ve been divorced, and I can still say I don’t regret it. I’m a big believer that if a bad situation happens, it is a lesson that needs to be learned, just once.”
Asked if she was in better place since the split, the singer told the magazine:
“I’m a mother and I do what I love for a living, and I have enough money to do what I want but not so much that it’s a stress. I think happiness is a momentary feeling but I’m very content. I feel really good.”
It seems that both Kelis and Nas are turning their own corners. The rapper revealed last week via Twitter that his new album would aptly titled, “Life Is Good.”
As for Kelis, the best days are ahead of her and she’s savoring every one:
“My mom told us that when we hit our thirties we’d feel our most beautiful and sexy and smart, and I really do feel like that. I don’t know if it’s because I expected it or if it’s really true.”
Good to hear some positive news from these two.