Everyone is waiting to see what happens Kelis‘ yard — and she allowed us a sneak peek into her daily routine.
“It’s really important for me to move my body in some way to start the day,” the “Milkshake” singer (43) exclusively reveals in the new issue Us Weekly. “Cooking every day keeps me grounded, I find inspiration in food, so I like to try to incorporate it into my daily routine.”
After the professional chef, whose full name is Kelis Rogers-Mora, works out and cooks a delicious meal, she makes sure she gets some rest before hitting the town — or the stage.
“On the day I perform, I like to take time to relax and get ready,” she says. “For me, the most authentic thing is to lift up women and perform!”
The “Got Your Money” musician rose to fame in 1998 with the release of her debut album, Kaleidoscope. However, it was only after the release of “Milkshake” in 2003 that she exploded onto the pop scene.
“I feel a general kind of detachment from my old records just because it’s in my nature,” Kellys recalled. Spin magazine in April 2014. “You know when you go out to eat and you order something and it’s really good and you absolutely kill it? Like, the waiter doesn’t come and take that plate away fast enough, and you’re just sitting there with your carcass that you ate. I hate that feeling. I’m like, ‘Take it away.’ I’m kind of like the one with the old albums.”
She then added: “So with ‘Milkshake,’ I love the song. It’s bright. I know what it meant, I know what it meant for music and for female artists at that time. I’m not saying I did it myself, but you know it played a big part in where the music went. I’m aware of that, I don’t regret it and I don’t hold any grudges, and I’ve found new fun ways to pull it off and make it and make it enjoyable for people.”
In addition to her career in the spotlight, Kelis is a proud mother of three. The Saucy and Sweet alum she shares her son Knight (13) with her ex-husband Us and two children — son Shepard, 6, and daughter Galilee, 2 — with husband Mike Mora. Mora, for his part, tragically passed away in March after a battle with stomach cancer. He was 37 years old.
“[Having a baby] is the epitome of life — it’s fun and exciting, and I’m happy in my life. I feel really blessed, so for me it’s just about doing what’s good and making this fun again,” said the “Bossy” performer. New Zealand Herald in a February 2011 interview, “Being a mom is the best job I have [but] I think it’s really important to keep your own identity because it’s really easy to get swallowed up and pulled in all directions.”
Scroll below for a peek into a day in the life of Kelis: