Kelly Rowland said that she is ready to reunite with her estranged father Christopher Lovett, 20 years after he walked out on her family.

The 30-year-old X Factor judge told Cosmopolitan magazine that she has forgiven him, but she didn't like that he gave an interview about her to a tabloid in June.

She said: "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."

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."