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While El Debarge was in Houston for the “Back To Me” tour with Fantasia, he got a second chance at being a father when he was introduced to his daughter for the first time after 15 years.

Blogger Joy Sewing at 29-95.com captured this moment with the singer at a recent in-store at Serious Sounds Record in Houston:

(For 22 years), DeBarge lived on and off the streets of Los Angeles using drugs . He led an equally turbulent personal life, in which he allegedly fathered some 10 children with six women.

His 16-year-old daughter, Kendall, is seated nearby for the interview. (Her mother was married to DeBarge in the 90’s, and they have a son, Josh.)

“When my daughter was born, I held her in my arms and I haven’t seen her since,” DeBarge said. “This is the first time I’ve seen her in 15 years. This is an awesome moment.”

Kendall is honing her own talent as a singer, pianist and actress. She also talked about her new jewelry line, Kendallicious Kreations.

“We’ve kept up somewhat of a relationship, so I do feel like I know him,” Kendall said. “Although this is the first time we’ve physically met, I do feel a connect. He’s my dad. ”

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11 thoughts on “El Debarge Reunites With Daughter After 15 Years

  1. i miss el debarge music he is so talented. i hope he realize that time is shorter than what we think time is going so fast look Christmas is here again . and he;s daughter is 16. before el look up again she be 21 and married with kids . yeah EL dEbarge pray and ask heaven father above to take the drugs out of u life.

    I am glad to see u back u have a beautiful voice.

  2. 15 ,16 years is a long time to go without seeing your child. I don’t know what circumstances led to him being MIA from her life at least physically for that length of time.(maybe drugs) Hopefully he will remain in her life now, and the lives of all of his children. I had heard he had alot of children!

  3. Glad they could find each other after all this time. Family, is so important no matter who you are, or what status in life you come from.

  4. 6 WOMEN, 10 CHILDREN, thats nothing to celebrate. I am sure the other 9 are wondering when they will run into him while he is on tour making an appearance to push his come back, that’s just plain pityful. That outlines the sickness that has captured BLACK folks for way too long. WOMEN, GET IT TOGETHER, AND QUIT MAKING BABIES WITH VIRTUAL STRANGERS, PLEASE. A performer or athelete , passing through town is not FATHER MATERIAL for the long haul, and know the difference between fantasy, and REALITY.

  5. I commend El DeBarge in getting his life together and righting wrongs. That is a great start. It’s never to late to start over again on a positive note. Best of luck to all that are involved.

  6. I congratulate him for wanted to be in her life. Some times people go through things and God open their eyes and show them what their missing. There is always a second chance to happiness. God Bless him and I wish him the best.

  7. I LIKE THUGZ…WHEN YOU’RE AN ADDICT YOU’RE COMFORTABLE WITH ALOT OF THINGS…I KNOW BC I USED TO LIVE WITH ONE. THEY DONT CARE ABOUT THEIR KIDS OR WIFE OR HOME OR JOB..IT’S ALL ABOUT THAT NEXT HIT FOR THEM AND IT TAKES ALOT OF COURAGE AND STRENGTH TO COME BACK FROM THE AWFUL DARK PLACES THAT MESS TAKES YOU TO AND BE A PRODUCTIVE PART OF SOCIETY AGAIN SO I’M NOT SAYING THAT ALL HIS WRONGS ARE NOW RIGHT BUT AT LEAST HE’S MAKING AN HONEST EFFORT TO TRY AND FOR THAT I SAY GOOD LUCK EL AND GOD BLESS YOU! KEEP HIM FIRST AND YOU WILL MAKE IT!

  8. El Debarge
    God Bless you & your daughter for you’ll reuniting after 15 years. You two & families are in my prayers. Happy Holiday!!!
    Mavis Brooks Henderson

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