Kelly Rowland is weeks away from giving birth to her first child, but she took some time out for an interview with Elle Magazine. In addition to the interview there are some amazing photos of Rowland looking fabulous and stunning with her pregnant belly all out and her gorgeous brown skin all aglow. Fun fact: The photos were taken by Lance Gross.
Rowland talked about pregnancy cravings, beauty rituals, denied those Donna Summer biopic movie rumors, and her thoughts on how she will balance family and career.
Here are a few highlights:
You’ve become quite a role model for staying fit during pregnancy. What tips would you give for other mothers who want to stay healthy and in shape while pregnant?
What kind of celebrity mom will you be? Would you take your son to award shows or fashion shows?
I just plan to play it by ear. Everybody has their normal. And sometimes, award shows are a part of that. I have girlfriends who have that experience, and they’ll say ‘You know, I just really didn’t want to be without my child today.’ And it’s just that simple. It’s about finding your normal, whatever that may be.
Some pregnant women get flack for nude photos. Why was it important to you to include those in the shoot?
I don’t know why they would get flack. It’s really—I won’t say amazing—it’s Godmazing [laughs] watching your body carry a human. I took a birthing class and I was amazed by all the things this woman was saying to me about birthing and what the body does naturally. Why wouldn’t you want to celebrate that? The body should be celebrated.
Speaking of Donna Summer, you posted a picture on Instagram where you look just like her! Are the rumors that you might play her in an upcoming biopic true?
All these rumors! I was just with my glam squad, we were having fun and we saw this beautiful picture of a Donna Summer record. I was like ‘let’s try to do this look!’ I love Donna Summer. I love how she’s this sex goddess, and she’s so beautiful and powerful onstage. So we mocked up a cover and I posted a picture. That’s all it was! But it would be an amazing opportunity to play her.
It sounds like Rowland is definitely loving, living and flourishing!
Check out the full interview here. Click through to check out the photos!