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R. Kelly is a singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. He is currently dating.

Relationship Facts of R. Kelly

R. Kelly is having an affair.
His sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of R. Kelly?

R. Kelly’s relationship status is dating. He is seeing a girl named Azriel Clary.

Previously, Kelly had a fling with singer and hip-hop star, K. Michelle after having met backstage at one of his shows during the Single Ladies tour in August 2013.

Apparently, she had come backstage after the show, after which they listened to some music and got drunk. According to him, they had a very good time after getting very drunk.

Kelly got married to Aaliyah, whom he was tutoring in August 1994. The wedding ceremony was kept secret as she was just 15 years old at the time of the wedding.

Kelly and Aaliyah had met about 3 years earlier through her uncle. Her family got the marriage annulled in February 1995.

He married Andrea Kelly in 1996, but the marriage didn’t last long so they got separated in 2009.


R. Kelly dated Joycelyn Savage and Jara Everett, an author.

Kelly has been in a relationship with Kim l. Dulaney, Kelly, and Kim shared a very close bond and she has written a couple of children’s books inspired by his achievements.

He had a short-lived affair with the glamour model, Bianca Darrington.

Kelly had an affair with a married woman and singer, DeLeon Richards. DeLeon had an extra-marital affair with Kelly while she was married to singer Gary Sheffield.

This affair came to light after someone tried to blackmail Sheffield with two homemade tapes featuring his wife performing physical acts on Kelly.

In his statement, he revealed that his wife had been having an affair with Kelly for a long time.

He had an encounter with Sparkle, and Maxine Daniels in 2007.

Relationship Timeline

Relationship TypeTotalTime Duration
Married214 years
Dating1630 years, 8 months
Encounter33 months, 2 days

Relationship History With?

Married To?

  • Andrea Kelly (1996 – 2009)
  • Aaliyah (1994 – 1995)


  • Faith Rodgers
  • Halle Calhoun (2016)
  • Azriel Clary (2015 – 2020)
  • Joycelyn Savage (2015)
  • Jerhonda Pace
  • Tracy Sampson (1999)
  • Lisa Van Allen
  • Sparkle (1995)
  • Lizzette Martinez
  • Ebonié Doyle (1993)
  • Tiffany Hawkins
  • Sparkle
  • Bianca Darrington
  • Kim l. Dulaney
  • Trenyce
  • K. Michelle


  • Maxinne Daniels (2007 – 2008)
  • DeLeon Sheffield (2004)
  • Jara Everett

R. Kelly: Biography in Details

Who is R. Kelly?

R. Kelly is an American singer. Kelly is also a songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist.

He won Grammy Awards for “I Believe I Can Fly” for three times.

He is a former member of the ‘Public Announcement’ R&B group.

How many siblings does R. Kelly have?

R. Kelly was born Robert Sylvester Kelly on January 8, 1967, in Chicago, Illinois, the United States. He is a Capricorn.

His mother is Joanne Kelly, she served as the lead singer of the choir. She died of cancer in 1993. Kelly’s family lived in the Ida B. Wells Homes public housing project in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood.

He has three siblings, Carey Kelly, Bruce Kelly, and Theresa Kelly. He belongs to All-American ancestry.

R. Kelly Abused at Young Age

At a young age, R. Kelly was often physically abused by a woman who was at least ten years older than himself. Kelly wrote in his autobiography about why he never told anyone.

At age 11, he was shot in the shoulder while riding his bike home; the bullet is reportedly still lodged in his shoulder.


R. Kelly studied at the ‘Kenwood Academy in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood in the fall of 1981

He was an athletic young boy and played basketball for his high school team with the late basketball player Ben Wilson. He sang “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday” at Ben Wilson’s funeral

R. Kelly: Professional Life, Career

Music Career

R. Kelly released his debut album ‘Born into the 90’s’ along with a musical group named ‘Public Announcement.’

The album produced several hit songs and was eventually certified platinum. Kelly’s first solo album, ‘12 Play,’ was released in November 1993.

His song ‘Bump N’ Grind’ peaked at number one for 12 weeks on the ‘Billboard Hot R&B Singles chart. His album ‘R. Kelly was out in 1995 and featured introspective lyrics and foot-tapping music.

This album became a huge hit and spawned three number-one singles – ‘You Remind Me of Something,’ ‘Down Low,’ and ‘I Can’t Sleep’.

He released ‘R,’ which become one of his most commercially successful albums. Kelly wrote and produced the majority of the soundtrack of the 1999 comedy-drama film ‘Life,’ starring Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence.

R. Kelly’s album, ‘Chocolate Factory’, 2003 debuted at number one on the ‘U.S. Billboard 200’ chart.

In the year 2005, he also released the album ‘TP.3 Reloaded’ which became his fourth number-one hit on the ‘Billboard 200’ album chart.

His 2007 album:

  • ‘Double Up’
  • ‘I’m a Flirt Remix’
  • ‘Hot Rap Tracks’

The album featured prominent artists like Swizz Beatz, Snoop Dogg, Nelly, Chamillionaire, T.I., T-Pain, Usher, Huey, Ludacris, and Kid Rock. Kelly also released his first-ever mixtape ‘The Demo Tape Gangsta Grillz’ in June 2009.


1997Image Awards
1998Grammy Awards
2000BMI Film & TV Awards
2000Soul Train Awards

Net Worth, Salary

As of 2023, R. Kelly has an estimated net worth of around $2 million US. As an American singer, he has an average salary of $21,518 – $207,085 US.

His suburban Olympia Fields is officially on the market. Kelly is selling the mansion, part of a $2.9 million foreclosure lawsuit, for $1.595 million.

He resides at Trump Tower.

What happened to his Millions of Dollars?

In R. Kelly’s explosive CBS This Morning interview, the disgraced R&B singer claimed that people have been “stealing” his money, leaving him unable to pay child support to his ex-wife.

Kelly told a judge he could not pay $161,000 in owed child support for his three children, sending him back to jail.

Is R. Kelly involved in any rumors and controversies?

R. Kelly was rumored to have had a physical relationship with Epic Records intern Tracy Sampson when she was just 17 years old. She later filed a $50,000 civil suit against him for taking advantage of his position.

In early Jan 2020, he was arrested for domestic battery.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

R. Kelly has black hair and dark brown eyes. His height is 6 feet 1 inch,  and his weight is 92 kg. His chest, waist, and biceps size 44-35-15 inches.

Social Media

R. Kelly has over 8.8M followers on Facebook and about 1.3M on Instagram. But he is not active on Twitter.

He has over 19 million subscribers on YouTube.


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