FAMILY PORTRAIT: KELLY PRICE AND CO.
Grammy-nominated singer Kelly Price, her husband Jeff Rolle, and their children Jeff Jr.,18, and Jonia a.k.a Nia,17, are pictured just before the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California on February 13, 2011.
Kelly recently spoke about wanting her kids to go to college. She tells Urblife, “I do want my kids to be college educated. I always wanted to go to college and I didn’t. My life took another turn. I feel like who they are and what they’re supposed to do should always take precedence over any guideline. I just feel like that there is definitely something each of us was assigned to do with our lives while we are here. So if that means that you’re only going to go to college for a little while, and then you start to get driven to what your purpose in life is. If that means leaving school, then by all means I’ll never fight that”
She adds, “I’m an education advocate. I actually would love to go back to school. I’m saying that I would love to, but I am going back to school, even if that means one class at a time online to get my degree, because I always wanted to get my degree. I don’t think that a degree makes you, because there are a lot of people who teach music because they are educated and they have degrees. But they’ve never done what I [or others I’ve worked with] have done musically.”