Keyshia Cole’s Mother Frankie Checks Herself Into Facility To Get Treatment: I’m Trying To Be Optimistic 

Keyshia Cole’s Mother Frankie Checks Herself Into Facility To Get Treatment: I’m Trying To Be Optimistic

Singer Keyshia Cole has continued to support her mother throughout her drug addiction since the beginning of her career. Over the weekend (Jan. 26th), the 38-year-old singer’s mother, Francine Lons, better known as Frankie, has voluntarily checked herself into a facility to get treatment.

Keyshia shared the news on social media, posing with Frankie, along with her 5-month-old son Tobias and her oldest son, Daniel Gibson, Jr. She captioned the post:

“My day today. Happy YOU DECIDED ON YOUR OWN, to check YOURSELF INTO a facility to get treatment. Its only been two weeks but, I’m trying to be hopeful and optimistic. Maybe that’s what’ll make THIS TIME different. This being what YOU WANTED AND NO ONE ELSE…….. Maybe this is the YEAR IN ALL ASPECTS !!!!! GREATNESS”

Over the years, Keyshia has spoken candidly about her mother’s struggles with drug abuse. Frankie’s addiction has strained her relationship with her daughter significantly which has been heavily documented on Keyshia’s BET reality show Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is.

As previously reported, Keyshia and Frankie recently had an open discussion on their past issues going back to the singer’s childhood. Keyshia, who was raised by her adopted parents, asked her mom about her nationality on her talk show (One On One With Keyshia Cole). Frankie said Keyshia biological father is Italian, and that Keyshia has never seen a photo of him.

Her mother explains that during the time of meeting Keyshia’s biological father, she was a street worker. She says,

“He’s a guy I used to date… when I was a lady of leisure. And I became attached because he tried… to get me to stop doing prostitution, and…He picked me up and told me you’re too pretty to be on the street, and he took me to his bar and I drunk and drunk and we talked, we didn’t do anything. He said, you don’t need to out here. What are you doing? What are you doing? He used to come and get me and say ‘How much do your pimp want?’ And he would give me the money to take to him and he would keep me all night and talk to me. He cared, he really cared.”

She added,

“He was a wonderful guy. He wasn’t my type.”

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Authored by: Gregory Molette