Since the passing of Kelis' husband, Mike Mora, the “Milkshake” singer has been finding ways to cope. On July 20, Kelis shared a photo dump of herself wearing locs. While the majority of the photos showed her wearing swimsuits while basking in the sun, it was the caption that revealed the sentimental feelings behind her latest look.
“Some last loc looks for the moment …. I could not deal with my hair these past 6 months while I dealt with my heart something as simple as a style I didn’t have to touch gave me so much,” she wrote. “But I’m good and It’s been real . Until we meet again …… soon ;)
Mike died in March after a battle with stage 4 stomach cancer. He was 37. The photographer shared two children with Kelis, a one-year-old daughter, and a six-year-old son. The chef has yet to speak on her husband’s death but she seems to be keeping herself busy. The “Bossy” singer continues to share food videos on her social media as well as perform. In May, she performed at the Lovers and Friends Festival in Las Vegas, NV.
In June, Kelis attended Refinery 29 Unbothered Presents: The Glow Up festival where she spoke about the importance of creating safe spaces by having Black women on your team.
“Like for me, that for me is a safe space,” she said. “I need to be able to know that when I call you about my business, about my child, about whatever it is, that I’m talking to someone who speaks my language for real.”
She added, “Because they know if I win, we all win. It can’t be the other way around. It wasn’t designed to be that way. So for me, that’s the safe space. I want people who look like me, who talk like me, that’s what I want. That’s what makes me feel good.”
In another Instagram post, Kelis seemingly gave insight into another way she has been coping with Mike’s death. “Self care can look like a lot of different things . For me the ocean is always on the list. Salt water is medicinal,” she wrote.
We wish Kelis the best!
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