Destiny's Child band mates are like siblings

Beyoncé Knowles wants her Destiny’s Child band mate Kelly Rowland to play a big role in her baby girl’s life.

X Factor judge Kelly moved into Beyoncé‘s family home when the girls were kids so the pregnant singer, whose first child with husband Jay-Z, 41, is due in February, considers her a sister.

Auntie Kelly is going to be so involved,’ says Beyoncé, 30.

‘I know she’s spending a lot of time in the UK at the moment, but we still speak all the time.

‘I think she’s doing a great job on The X Factor and we’re all so proud of her.’

And Beyoncé hopes Kelly, 30, will soon have a family of her own.

‘She’s going to make an awesome mother when the time is right,’ says Beyoncé.

‘She’s very good with kids and she’ll be so great with her own.’

Despite their efforts to keep it a secret, Kelly let slip earlier this month that Beyoncé and Jay-Z are expecting a daughter.

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