Keyshia Cole has taken to social media to give fans an update on her quirky and fiery mother, Francine “Frankie” Lons, with a series of photos and an emotional message.
Fans discovered and fell in love with Frankie on the diva’s hit BET series, Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is, however, they also quickly learned of her troubled past as a lady of the night and her many addictions.
The R&B singer recently shared a photo where she is hugging Frankie and her two sons — Daniel Hiram Gibson Jr. and baby Tobias Khale — and said she is seeking the help that she needs.
Keyshia also showed support for her mother: “My day today. ? Happy YOU DECIDED ON YOUR OWN, to check YOURSELF INTO a facility to get treatment. It’s 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 ??? #Mom”
One fan reached out to the mother of two and said: “Wow, I’m legit so similar. I’m in many ways. I’m pleased to see this. I’m happy for you and your fam all bs aside. You deserve it ima Frisco girl n I know the struggle of having an addictive parent. ???????????”
Another commenter stated: “Love ❤️ and Frankie, she will this time because she wanted this (praying for you ladies ????❤️❤️❤️❤️??????My father has similar issues has never tried rehabilitation 67yrs old. I love him, dearly.”
This backer claimed: “She’s done so much for her mom I could never. God bless Keyshia “closed gap” Cole. ❤️This is amazing. ALWAYS have hope and never give up — prayers for your family. ❤️”
A kind comment read: “Keisha, I have been going through a similar situation with someone I love dearly, so I know how draining, and emotions up and down can be… But God, this is a big step, that she wants help on her own for HER, you all will continually be in my prayers, I love you, Frankie and the whole family, seriously… 2020 the year of restoration for us all!??❤️?”
A fifth follower explained: “If all of you only knew if a drug addict not ready, nobody I mean nobody can make them prepared until they ready ???? Frankie get through this battle this time.”