Destined to question

Kelly Rowland thinks straight people should ask their partners about ‘past gay experiences’

Kelly Rowland
Kelly Rowland, via Lunchbox Studios on Flickr.

Singer and actor Kelly Rowland believes it is wise to ask potential partners about their “past gay experiences.”

Rowland sat down with a reporter from the New York Post and made the comments while promoting her upcoming Lifetime film “Love by the 10th Date,” which airs at 8 p.m. on Saturday.

She said she believes “it’s proper to ask in today’s times.”

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Rowland added that many men and women don’t find out their partner’s true sexual orientation “until they go through their…phone.”

“I can’t tell someone how to feel about dating someone who is bisexual or had a past gay experience, but it’s proper to ask in today’s times,” she said.

Rowland, who has been married for three years to her manager, Tim Witherspoon, with whom she has a son, also touched on open relationships, including that of comedian Mo’Nique.

“None of my girlfriends that I know of have open relationships,” she said. “But Mo’Nique has the biggest smile on her face and seems happy. I just feel like I’m not in any position to judge anybody. We’re in a new time and space where sexuality should be talked about — whether you want to be with two people or three.”

Rowland, who also has a new book about to hit shelves, titled Whoa Baby, said the Obamas were a couple to emulate.

“Michelle and Barack [Obama] show you exactly how it should be,” she said. “Do not get duped and manipulated by these dudes who don’t know who the hell they are and have insecurities and then you have to deal with a plate of all of their sh-t.”

“Let them know they’re dealing with greatness — that they’re dealing with a queen,” she concluded.

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Rowland has expressed her positive feelings toward the LGBTQ community in the past, including in a 2013 interview with “Access Hollywood” at the GLAAD Media Awards, where she performed.

“I love, love, love the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender community,” she said. “They’ve always been wonderful, always been supportive, and always been loyal. I think that’s what feels so great, is that you always feel loved and you always get that love back.”