After decades of restlessly searching for the identity of her biological father, Keyshia Cole can rest a little easier. Overwhelmed with emotions, the “Love” singer turned to social media, where she revealed the results of a recent paternity test – leading her directly to her dad. As it turns out, he’s pretty famous in the boxing world.
Meet boxing trainer Virgil Hunter, whom Cole says (according to the paternity test) is in fact her birth father. Did we mention they could have crossed paths countless times, as he too resides in Cole’s hometown, Oakland, California?
“While in NYC I was overwhelmed with emotion, I explained while on stage at the Barclays, the situation I was faced with at that moment, which was, my father and I finding our way to each other, After 34 years. I knew at that time, a paternity test was in place, well the results are in, and this is my father!! His name is Virgil Hunter, and at this present time, I’m in Oakland spending time, getting to kno him! The story behind this is beyond me!!! God has his hands all in this!!! I’m so excited, So excited with taking this a day at a time!!!,” she wrote via Instagram.
“Mom and Dad during their time…. Mommy was such a cutie.!? pop and that mustache tho ? LOL !!!! this is a lot to process man, WOW! They met up last night to speak for the first time in 34 years, intense for me, FOR SURE!!!! Mom usually doesn’t have nice things to say about men, but I can tell my heart pumps his blood? God knows!! I Needed this!!! FrFr #TrulyBlessed and #TrulyThankful ????,?,” she added alongside a split image featuring herself, her mother and her father.
As fans know far too well, Cole has remained open about the emotional strain she’s faced while searching for her birth father. In fact, her search was document during her hit BET reality show, “The Way It Is.” Now that Cole has found her leading man, we assume she’ll be soaking up each and every moment moving forward, making up for lost time.