*Keyshia Cole’s mother, Frankie Lons, and half-sister, Elite Noel, will appear on the September 24 episode of Judge Lauren Lake’s “Paternity Court” to try to determine the identity of Elite’s biological father.
Frankie admits that she lived on the wild side back in the day, and due to her “irresponsible lifestyle” when Noel was conceived, there are several men who could be the daddy – including the uncle of Lons’ other daughter, Neffeteria Pugh.
“I could line up five men here. We’re talking 30 years ago, and that’s sad,” Frankie emotionally reveals during the proceedings. “These tears are for none of these people, none of these men, they’re for her. Because no matter what, the test results will hurt, whether they are positive or negative. She still has to live with my mistakes, and I’m here to correct it.”
“Paternity Court” returns for its third season on Monday, September 21. The courtroom series features litigants looking to resolve legal issues involving paternity using DNA results.
the Jasmine Brand reports that Lake, who previously served as the Lons family life coach on the BET show “Frankie & Neffe,” shared how impressed she is with Lons’ transformation from addict to devoted mother.
“I know this family, I have counseled this family and I also know how important it is to get these issues resolved. This is about her. This is about her life and about getting the opportunity to put all her puzzle pieces together so that she gets to see her big picture,” Lake said.
According to the report, Frankie and Elite have already tested one man on their BET reality show and determined he is not the father. Two more men will be brought into Judge Lake’s courtroom to be tested.
“I don’t want to be judgmental towards my mother because due to the circumstances from being on the streets and being on drugs and dealing with these type of men,” Elite explains. “I don’t want to judge her for that. But on another note I feel like why do I have to continue to suffer from the things that happened in the past? The things that I couldn’t control then and the things I can’t control now.”