R Kelly’s tormented ex-wife says her ‘coronary heart breaks’ for her children who’re compelled to stay with monster’s disgrace

R Kelly’s tormented ex-wife says her ‘heart breaks’ for her kids who are forced to live with monster’s shame


R KELLY’S ex-wife has spoken out following the information that the singer has been convicted of intercourse trafficking and racketeering.

Drea Kelly, who was married to Robert Kelly for 13 years, advised Good Morning Britain that her “coronary heart breaks” for her children who at the moment are compelled to stay with their dad’s disgrace.

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R Kelly’s ex-wife spoke about her ‘coronary heart breaking’ for her three youngsters over their father’s disgrace[/caption]

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Drea was married to R Kelly for 13 years[/caption]

On Monday a jury of seven males and 5 ladies discovered Kelly, 54, responsible of racketeering on their second day of deliberations. 

The singer now faces a long time in jail after pleading not responsible to fees accusing him of sexual abuse over 20 years.

“Effectively, I sit in a really tough place trigger not like the remainder of his victims I additionally share youngsters with him,” she stated.

“I used to be married to him.”

Drea, who shares three children with the disgraced R&B singer, advised the present how she wears two hats, that of a survivor and a mom.

“I really feel that my coronary heart is in two locations,” she stated.

“My coronary heart undoubtedly goes out to the survivors and the braveness that it takes to even come ahead and inform the story.

“However my coronary heart breaks as a mom as a result of that is now the legacy that my youngsters must take care of and their youngsters’s youngsters.”

Drea, actual title Andrea, was married to R Kelly from 1996 to 2009.


In 2018, Drea claimed on The View that she had been emotionally and bodily abused by Kelly all through their marriage.

“I’ve the flexibility to separate and kinda distance myself from it,” she advised Good Morning Britain.

“However his blood runs by means of my youngsters’s veins.

“It’s part of their DNA, they’ll’t escape it even when they wished to.”

Deliberations started on Friday at federal court docket in Brooklyn earlier than the panel took the weekend off.

The hitmaker, 54, finest recognized for the 1996 smash hit I Consider I Can Fly, now faces a long time behind bars.

The costs have been primarily based on an argument that the entourage of managers and aides who helped the singer meet women — and preserve them obedient and quiet — amounted to a felony enterprise.

A number of accusers testified in lurid element through the trial, alleging that Kelly subjected them to perverse and sadistic whims after they have been underage.

Kelly was additionally convicted of felony counts accusing him of violating the Mann Act, which makes it unlawful to take anybody throughout state traces “for any immoral goal”.

Kelly lawyer Deveraux Cannick stated he was “disillusioned”.

The responsible verdict comes greater than 10 years after the musician was acquitted of kid pornography fees at an Illinois state trial.

Kelly, born Robert Sylvester Kelly, has been jailed with out bail since 2019.

The New York case is barely a part of the authorized peril going through the singer.

He additionally has pleaded not responsible to sex-related fees in Illinois and Minnesota. Trial dates in these instances have but to be set.

Lawyers for R. Kelly walk to a Brooklyn courthouse
Legal professionals for R. Kelly stroll to a Brooklyn courthouse
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Robert Kelly was discovered responsible of racketeering on Monday (inventory picture)[/caption]

HOW YOU CAN GET HELP:

Girls’s Support has this recommendation for victims and their households:

  • All the time preserve your cellphone close by.
  • Get in contact with charities for assist, together with the Girls’s Support stay chat helpline and providers resembling SupportLine.
  • In case you are in peril, name 999.
  • Familiarise your self with the Silent Answer, reporting abuse with out talking down the cellphone, as an alternative dialing “55”.
  • All the time preserve some cash on you, together with change for a pay cellphone or bus fare.
  • For those who suspect your companion is about to assault you, attempt to go to a lower-risk space of the home – for instance, the place there’s a approach out and entry to a phone.
  • Keep away from the kitchen and storage, the place there are more likely to be knives or different weapons. Keep away from rooms the place you may change into trapped, resembling the toilet, or the place you could be shut into a cabinet or different small house.

In case you are a ­sufferer of home abuse, SupportLine is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6pm to 8pm on 01708 765200. The charity’s e-mail assist ­service is open weekdays and weekends through the disaster – messageinfo@supportline.org.uk.

Girls’s Support supplies a stay chat service – out there daily from 10am-6pm.

You may as well name the freephone 24-hour ­Nationwide Home Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247.



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