R Kelly’s ex-wife opens up about the abuse she suffered during their marriage
R-Kelly’s ex-wife Andrea Kelly, the singer, choreographer, dancer and reality show star, has opened up about the alleged abuse she has suffered at the hands of the r’n’b singer on day time show ‘Sister Circle’.
Married to Kelly from 1996 to 2009, Andrea has bravely come forward to add weight to the vast number of claims laid against the singer. Speaking to host Syleena Johnson, Kelly discussed contemplating suicide as a means of escape. Continuing she said that she typed “domestic abuse” into her computer, which led her to an online questionnaire. “It was 17 questions, and they ask you, ‘Has your abuse ever done…?’ And of the 17, Robert had done 15 to me.”
Andrea Kelly then addressed her ex-husband directly, discussing his 2013 memoir Soulacoaster. “Robert, you don’t get to tell my story… You don’t get to tell people that we got divorced because I had a problem with being a stay-at-home mom,” they have two children together. “We got divorced because I was no longer going to sit and be violated. What he did to me was criminal.”
She went on to meet with the parents of Jocelyn Savage who claimed their daughter is being brainwashed by R Kelly in his “cult”. Andrea addressed them “I just want you to know that I stand in the gap for Jocelyn, and I understand it to a level that no police officer, no counselor, no judge, nobody will understand,” she told them.