R Kelly Bio, Age, Height, Wife, Kids, Family, Net Worth, Arrested & Aaliyah

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R Kelly Biography

R Kelly is a popular American songwriter, singer, record producer, and also a sex offender convict. Kelly earned the nicknames the “Pied Piper of R&B”, “the King of R&B”, and “the King of Pop-Soul”. This came after being accredited for assisting in redefining hip hop and R&B.

R Kelly Age/ Birthday

Kelly is 54 years old (2021). He was born in Chicago, Illinois, the United States of America on 8 January 1967. Moreover, Kelly celebrates his birthday every 8th January of the year.

R Kelly Height / Measurements

Kelly stands an approximate height of 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m)

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R Kelly Parents and Siblings / Family

Kelly was born Robert Sylvester Kelly to his parents in the Chicago Lying-in Hospital based in Hyde Park around the neighborhoods of Chicago, Illinois. Moreover, he grew up in a family of four siblings namely; Bruce Kelly, Carey Kelly, and Theresa Kelly. Kelly grew up single-handedly brought up by his mother Joanne Kelly since his father whose name is not known to the public was always absent. Joanne worked as a schoolteacher and also was a stung devout Baptist. Moreover, Kelly’s mother was a refugee coming from the Caribbean islands of Guadaloupe. Furthermore, he began singing as a young boy when he was only 8 years old in the church choir. Robert “R” has lived in a humble background as his family stayed in a public housing project, the Ida B. Wells Homes in the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago.

Despite now being a sex offender, Kelly was brought up in an environment full of women who he always said behaved weirdly in the absence of his grandparents and mother. Moreover, Kelly disclosed that when he was 14 years old one older female family member abused him sexually. In his autobiography, he expounded that he was always afraid and ashamed hence never revealed to anyone.

At 8 years, Kelly was dating his late girlfriend Lulu. Lulu died after being pushed into the waters which swept her downstream. Later her body was found downstream.

R Kelly Wife / Spouse and Children

He has been married twice. Kelly married Aaliyah in 1994 and separated in 1995. Later, Kelly married Andrea Lee (former backup dancer) in 1996 and divorced in 2009. However, the couple managed to sir their three children; Jay Kelly, Robert Kelly Jr., and Joann Kelly before their separation.

R Kelly Net Worth

In 2021, Kelly’s net worth is at a negative $2 Million. However, this runs at a quite unfortunate stand especially at the peak of his case. Prior, Kelly was among the richest musicians in the country having a net worth of tens of millions and could even shoot to $100 Million. In 2021, Kelly disclosed his net worth to a judge that he owes IRS alone almost $1.9 Million.

R Kelly Arrested

Kelly has been found guilty of his sex offense allegations. After a week-long federal sex trafficking trial, Robert Kelly has been finally rendered guilty of all the cases against him by the federal Jury in Brooklyn Monday. However, Kelly’s New York case was specifically a subject of the legal jeopardy facing Rebert “R”. Nonetheless, Kelly has pleaded not guilty of the Illinois and Minnesota charges. Further, the charges could see Kelly sentenced to 20 years in prison in May.

R Kelly Charges | Verdict | Guilty| Sentencing

After several weeks of putting up evidence and testimonies, Kelly’s federal trial which was set on August 18, 2021, started. Moreover, the trial came through after two days of deliberations, on 2021 September 27. Further, Kelly was found guilty of all the nine charges which also included violation of the Mann Act, racketeering, bribery, sexual exploitation of a child, and sex trafficking. Moreover, Kelly was ordered to stay in custody awaiting a sentence scheduled for May 4, 2022.

Surviving R Kelly

“Lifetime”, an American basic cable channel started airing a six-part documentary series ( January 2019) providing facts about sexual misconduct and abuse allegations surrounding Kelly. However, in a span of two weeks, he started a Facebook page that basically discredited the accusers in the docuseries. Moreover, violating their standards as it portrayed containing personal contact details of the accusers, Facebook terminated the page. Nonetheless, the series’s season two premiered on January 2, 2020, called “The Reckoning”.

R Kelly Aaliyah

When Kelly was 27 years old, he illegally married Aaliyah who was only 15 years old at the time through a secret ceremony in 1994, 31 August in Illinois, Cook County. However, Aaliyah accepted she lied about being 18 years old before the nuptials.

In 2008, through an interview, Demetrius Smith (Kelly’s tour manager) revealed facilitating Aaliya’s wedding with Kelly by falsifying Aaliyah’s identification as 18 years old. The marriage was then and in February 1995. Further, in 1997 May, Aaliyah filed a lawsuit in Cook County expunged her existing marriage saying she was not of age when she married Kelly and cheated by signing the certificate as an 18-year-old. Additionally, Aaliyah also claimed she couldn’t enter into marriage without the consent of her parents. Nonetheless, Kelly has accepted to have had ‘underage sexual contact’ with Aaliyah through his lawyers in 2021.

What is R Kelly’s net worth?

In 2021, Kelly’s net worth is at a negative $2 Million. However, this runs at a quite unfortunate stand especially at the peak of his case. In 2021, Kelly disclosed his net worth to a judge that he owns IRS alone almost $1.9 Million.

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