After speaking to the radio personalities at V103, exposing not only her life with R. Kelly but what it took to heal from it, Andrea Kelly is sharing more. In an interview with “Inside Edition,” Kelly’s ex-wife shared a particular abusive incident that’s stuck with her over the years.
“I was tied up and left on the side of the bed, and he went to sleep.”
Kelly said she was inspired, in part, to come forward because of the young women who shared stories similar to what she’d experienced with the singer.
She explained that she couldn’t leave their Chicago home without her ex-husband’s permission. She had to call him Daddy and if she forgot she was punished.
“Physical. Sometimes yelling, screaming, throwing things at you.” The details are similar to those shared by other women who’ve been in relationships with the singer, including Kitti Jones and Jerhonda Pace.
In speaking about the day she left her home and the singer with $2,500 and a duffel bag. “It really was like a scene out of a movie. We drove off into the sunset and I never went back.”
About her overall marriage, Kelly said, “I often say I spent ten years being married but I don’t know what it’s like to be a wife.”
The two married in 1996 and their divorce was finalized in 2009. They share three children together.
You can watch Kelly’s interview in the video below.