When the BET audience got their first glimpse of Oakland native Keyshia Cole in The Way That It Is, she was a fiery artist on the rise who was struggling under the weight of her past, while trying to fulfill her dreams. After years of amazing career highs and a number of personal lows, Keyshia’s life seemed to be reaching its peak in Family First, with a new marriage and the birth of her son. But in her latest chapter, Keyshia’s once again at a personal and professional crossroad and she’s learning the hard way that success and happiness don’t always go hand in hand. Still, she’s more determined than ever to show the world that both she and her career are built to last!
In 2011, Keyshia found her husband in NBA basketball player, Daniel Gibson. Every woman is hoping for their happy ending, and as Keyshia stepped into the role of wife and mother, it seemed that she had found hers. But just three years later, Keyshia’s marriage is on the rocks because of Daniel’s well-publicized cheating. To make matters worse, she’s barely speaking to her biological mother and siblings, and her current deal with her label, Interscope is ending. The glue that’s holding Keyshia together during these trials and tribulations is her foster family: Mrs. Yvonne, Sean, Leon and Marqushia, who all fly back and forth from Oakland to provide Keyshia with the support she desperately craves. And after going their separate ways last year, Keyshia’s reunited with her long-time manager, Manny who’s pushing to make her new album a hit because sales from her last album were a bit disappointing.
As Keyshia’s life hangs in the balance, we’re rooting for her success and dreams. Can Keyshia see past Daniel’s indiscretions and mend their marriage, or will she move forward with the divorce? Will she be able to find a new record label to call home? Will Keyshia reunite with her family and help them transform their lives? Will she finally be ready to let them go, if they can’t? Can she balance career and motherhood now as a single parent? It’s a lot to bear, but we can be sure that Keyshia will bravely and openly face each new challenge with strength, determination and heart. Laced with humor, drama and a hefty dose of love, Keyshia Cole: All In is a real-life journey that begins in pain and uncertainty, but is sure to end in personal victory, as this courageous young woman continues to defy her critics and the demons that haunt her.
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