Andrea Kelly explains how God helped her get out.
R. Kelly’s ex-wife, reality star and choreographer Andrea Kelly spoke out for the very first time in 10 years about her abusive marriage to troubled R&B superstar R. Kelly.
Considering the number of court cases, lawsuits and graphic and disturbing allegations pinned against R. Kelly, the one woman who knows the man the most and could speak first-hand of his abusive behaviour (his ex-wife Andrea Kelly) has managed to keep her name out of headlines until today.
Andrea and Robert Sylvester Kelly were married from 1996 until 2009 and during their marriage, Andrea claims Robert physically abused her excessively. The 44-year-old recently paid a visit to Sister Circle to talk about her traumatizing past with the disgraced singer detailing why she has chosen to speak about the relationship after 10 years. Andrea said:
“You have to love somebody enough to tell them enough. And I don’t believe my ex-husband has enough people in his life to be real with him, to be honest with him, who care about his healing, who care about his family’s healing. I feel like it’s God’s time. I was not strong enough, how can I be a voice for the voiceless when I don’t even have my own.”
At one point, Andrea tearfully recalled the moment she felt driven to suicide by the effects of her relationship with the singer before changing her mind after connecting with God. You can watch that clip below.
Kelly has been accused of sexual conduct multiple times over the last ten years, but has avoided any convictions.