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Andrea Kelly has been divorced from R. Kelly since January 8, 2009. They had been married for 13.1 years. Andrea Kelly is currently filed for divorce from Brian McKee.

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Andrea Kelly

Other - Spouse

Why Famous: Ex-wife of R. Kelly

Age: 42 (b. 1974)

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R. Kelly

Music - Singer

Why Famous: R. Kelly, album

Age: 49 (b. 1/8/1967)

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Relationship Timeline

Event Start Date Length
Dating n/a --
Engaged n/a --
Married 1996 13.1 years
    Separated 2005 --
    Filed for Divorce n/a --
Divorced 1/8/2009 --
 Total13.1 years*

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Children of this Relationship

Name Born Age Gender Type
Joann199818 yrs.FemaleBiological
Jaya200016 yrs.FemaleBiological
Robert, Jr.200214 yrs.MaleBiological

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Their daughter Jaya came out as transgender in June 2014. She now goes by "Jay" and is planning to get gender reassignment surgery. She says she has known she was a boy since she was six or seven years old.

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Classic Quotes by Andrea Kelly and R. Kelly about their relationship:

"Last summer I was slapped for lying to him and we made up...but I asked for a divorce and he pinned me down and continued to hit me, yelling, 'Don't leave me. Why are you leaving me?'" Andrea Kelly 9/2/2005
"I have to take responsibility for myself. I don't want to sit here and act as if I have some halo over my head. A person has to ask, 'How much did I allow?' But I'll tell you, whatever happens to us, I will love that man to the day I die. Do I know if we are going to be married in the next six months? Who knows? But what I can say is that we filed this nearly three years ago, and we are still married." Andrea Kelly 3/15/2007
"We are doing all the same things the Joneses are doing, but unfortunately, our last name is Kelly. [I still love him] very much." Andrea Kelly 3/15/2007
"It's a love story. she says. He's silly, and I am just a silly person. He's a jokester. We started out just as friends...artist and choreographer. You are traveling on the bus. The more you are together, the more you learn." Andrea Kelly 3/15/2007
"I have two daughters and a son. They may say, 'Mom and Dad went through a storm.' But it's not the storm I want them to remember, it's how their mom came out of it." Andrea Kelly 3/15/2007
"Some people in my position would probably be very broken right now, and they would probably be saying 'woe is me.' But I'm just not that person." Andrea Kelly 3/15/2007
"What doesn't break you makes you stronger, and I'm living proof. After I went through that storm, look at me. I can still wake up and smile every day, and I'm still going on with my company and I'm living my life." Andrea Kelly 3/15/2007
"I know the allegations against my husband don't reflect on me as an individual. They don't reflect on me as a mom or as a wife, and they don't reflect on me in my everyday life." Andrea Kelly 3/15/2007
"It's old news. When there is a storm, I won't leave you out in the rain. I'm no fair-weather wife." Andrea Kelly 3/15/2007
"How could someone write something like that? I have children. They are going to grow up someday and read this. I would never do anything to hurt their father. We have a bond that we will have for the rest of our lives because we have children." Andrea Kelly 3/15/2007
"I was there as Robert was evolving, but most people don't realize that as a celebrity's wife, you make a lot of sacrifices. You have to understand there are birthday parties he's missing; there are recitals that you have to go to by yourself." Andrea Kelly 3/15/2007
"There's so much more to me, but to deal with people every day who just look at you like, well, isn't that cute, R. Kelly's wife. It's like, boy, oh boy, if you only knew, you'd be a little more quick to hold your tongue, if you knew what it took to be in that position. I would hope people would take away from this that you can't just look at a woman in my position and judge her because of things that you perceive in a video or stuff you hear on the street." Andrea Kelly 3/15/2007
"I was a dancer before I met Robert, and I'll be a dancer long after. If he were to die tomorrow, what am I? Who am I? Can I take care of myself? Would I be all right? Yes, I would. Just because I was on his stage, that did not make me a dancer; it did not make me a choreographer; it just presented me to the world. I was all those things before him." Andrea Kelly 3/15/2007
"C'mon. Who would believe all that? That's why they call them allegations." Andrea Kelly 3/15/2007
"Why would you ask that question of a woman married with children? It's ludicrous to ask me a question like that. Really, would you want someone to ask you that? And if they did ask you, would you see the tape?" Andrea Kelly 3/15/2007
"I will take care of the home front. There is a war going on, and they don't send every soldier in America to Iraq. I've got to be homeland defense." Andrea Kelly 3/15/2007
That we filed for divorce is not that important, but it's how we are dealing with each other. It's very positive. You cannot judge me by your standards. You go into life with that mind-set of knowing it's going to be hard, there are going to be bad days, people are going to say things that are going to hurt you. That's always going to be true. But I just have to stand firm in who I am and let you know that you may throw darts at me, but you're not going to break me." Andrea Kelly 3/15/2007
"When do you get to the good part? Can you be tipsy? How did you get there? The ladies (of Hollywood Exes reality show) are right, we have three beautiful kids and I would not trade that for anything in the world." Andrea Kelly 2012
"A lot of people think that Robert wanted our marriage to be a secret...nobody knows that's me sitting there...I'm like Tina Turner, you can have everything, but I'm keeping the last name...That right there eats my soul...I don't know...I feel like I suffered...not only did I get lost in your world, I'm lost in the whole the end, it taught me that a closed mouth don't get fed. You have to say what you want out of life and mean it." Andrea Kelly 2012
"All I can say about Jay is he makes it so easy to be a proud mom. For parents, we need to realize, [our kids] have their own journey. Parents get it wrong when they don't support their children. They have to go out and fight every day and face this world. The first battle should not be at home. I think that a lot of children in the LGBT community don't succeed because the one thing they need the most is foundation. I just tell Jay all the time, baby you won the war. You're gonna have a lot of battles but you won the war. Mama accepts and loves you for who you are. Your family does. My dad is a retired military naval officer and all he said was, 'I'm gonna mess up sometimes and [use the feminine pronoun] 'she' but I'm gonna eventually get the 'he' thing. Just give grandpa some time. I'm gonna get it dude.' That was it." Andrea Kelly 7/2/2014
"It's like Jay; you don't understand that you're changing people's lives just by being courageous. The kid is so courageous. She has...and see, there I go [using the wrong pronoun]. It's a learning experience. It really is. It's something we smile about. When I make that mistake I'm like, 'Girl, you got a son, honey, get it together. Get it right.'" Andrea Kelly 7/2/2014
"You know it took a minute for that to click in my head. Then I have to stop and come back and say, in the urban community this is like a first. This isn't this shocking thing. I need, especially in the black community, to stop burying their heads in the sand. Let's quit playing that game that you just chose to be gay or trans. What we choose every day is what we wear. We need to stop worrying about people's gender and sexuality and think about the choices we're making with our youth, period. That's what we need to focus on in my community." Andrea Kelly 7/2/2014
"I am so sorry! But you know what? That's just my truth! Like that's my baby! And when you're a mom, a mother's love is like that of God. You can't do anything to earn it, you never do anything to lose it and it's never gonna change. I don't care what you do! My kid is here, healthy, loving, kind, God fearing. Like, what is there not to celebrate! Are you kidding me?" Andrea Kelly 7/2/2014

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