Keyshia Cole couldn’t be more proud of her mother Francine “Frankie” Lons after she checked herself into a rehab facility last month.
Over the years, the 38-year-old R&B crooner has witnessed her mother struggle with drug addiction. On Sunday, Cole took to Instagram and made a post dedicated to Lons, 59, explaining how she’d be there for her mother despite her battle with substance abuse.
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There’s strength in knowing there’s something or someone you can always lean back on,” the “Heaven Sent” singer wrote. “Someone to catch u when u fall. I’ve been being strong for you, hoping I’ll get a chance to feel that feeling from you.”
Cole went on to applaud her mother for being 30 days sober. She added, “This isn’t to discredit ANYONE this post is simply to say, that I’m proud of you shawty 😇 AKA #FrankDaBank 😘 #MommiesMatter.”
On Jan. 25, Lons decided to check herself into a rehab facility and Cole praised her mother for doing so.
“🥰 happy YOU DECIDED ON YOUR OWN, to check YOURSELF INTO a facility to get treatment,” she wrote via Instagram. ” Its only been two weeks but, I’m trying to be hopeful and optimistic 🙃 Maybe that’s what’ll make THIS TIME different.”
Since Cole was a child, Lons has been battling drug addiction. In August 2018, she relapsed and the singer expressed how her mother’s setback broke her heart.
“I’m hoping if any of u are dealing with a family member who’s battling with drug addiction, that you, yourself are learning how to cope with the struggle of it all,” Cole wrote in a now-deleted Instagram post. “And all the pain it brings to see a loved one constantly relapsing. See them go back to the streets because that’s what they’re used to, or would rather be. I really miss you! And will always love u #FrankTheBank 👑❤️.”
Relating to how Cole felt, fans showered the star with a slew of support over the weekend.
“She will win this time! Keep praying and believing.💕 @keyshiacole she looks healthy an she has a glow . #blessings #forgiveness”
“Amen!! Wish you guys the best and many blessings #YOUGOTTHISFRANKIE ❤️🙏🏽 stay strong Keyshia!”
” 😍 your so beautiful- you make her proud. Your everything a mother could ask for in her daughter. She’s got a while beautiful life to live with you. Frankie is choosing life!👏”
“Praying for you KC! I’m proud of u too Frankie it’s nothing better then the bond between mom’s & daughters. How blessed u are to have each other God bless the fam👏✌💯”