R. Kelly‘s ex-wife says the stories on “Surviving R. Kelly” rang true to her because of what she says she went through with the singer — including alleged abuse in all forms.
Andrea Kelly went on “Good Morning Britain” after appearing on Lifetime’s docuseries, and she told hosts Piers Morgan and Susana Reid that R. Kelly abused her verbally, emotionally, physically, sexually … and, as of late she claims, financially as well by cutting off child support.
Morgan asks her point blank if she believes the women and believes he’s a serial abuser — to which Andrea says she believes R. Kelly is an abuser … but refuses to either confirm or deny the women’s claims as she didn’t experience them herself.
The ‘GMB’ hosts also ask R. Kelly’s daughter, Joann, how she feels about her dad … and she says she’s torn because there’s still love there on her end.
Definitely a more toned down take than when she called him a “monster” on social media, but it’s clear the family is going through a hard time in the midst of the scandal.
R. Kelly is free to pick up the phone and get back in touch with his kids — so says their mother and his ex-wife … who claimed she was a victim of his on Lifetime’s docuseries.
A rep for Andrea Lee Kelly tells TMZ … she is NOT against Kelly attempting to contact their three children — Jay, Joann and Robert Jr., most of whom are adults now — while also claiming they as a family haven’t heard from him in months.
That said … we’re told Andrea acknowledges that the children are all grown now and fully understand the accusations being leveled against their dad in “Surviving R. Kelly.” Her rep tells us she’d have to see if the children are interested in rekindling a relationship with their father first.
BTW … we’re told none of Kelly’s kids watched the six-part docuseries — much like their father.
What’s interesting about Andrea’s openness toward a re-connection here is that she appeared to take a firm stance against her ex-husband on ‘Surviving’ — calling him a monster, accusing him of abuse … but, ultimately, denying any direct knowledge of his alleged misdeeds.
Even weirder … there’s a video circulating online of Andrea joyously playing her baby daddy’s song, “Happy People,” in which she appears to mock Kelly’s haters.
A lot of people called her out about this too, and to that Andrea’s rep tells us … “This (video) in no way should be perceived as an extension of support for R. Kelly, but should be viewed as a statement of her strength and not having been defeated.”
The rep also notes that the clip is “several years old,” while adding that everyone’s healing process is different.
Terrence Howard wants another go-around at marriage life with his ex-wife, Mira Pak … so he proposed to her over the weekend and she said yes!!!
Sources close to the situation tell TMZ … the “Empire” star popped the question Sunday night at Crustacean Beverly Hills in front of friends and family. They were all dressed for the occasion … Terrence dapper as usual and Mira in an elegant gown.
Mira’s main accessory was a doozy … a beautiful 7-carat VVS diamond and rose gold engagement ring commissioned by celeb jeweler Ben Baller. We’re told the ring is worth about a million bucks.
After the proposal, Terrence gave an emotional toast in front of Mira and her friends … saying, “It took me 45 years to find you but now that I have you in my 50th year, I will spend the rest of eternity at your side.”
Terrence and Mira go way back — they were married in 2013 but she filed for divorce in 2015 while she was pregnant with the couple’s first kid, Qirin. They rekindled earlier this year and sparks flew again like never before.
This isn’t the first time Terrence has married an ex-wife. You’ll recall he married Lori McCommas in 1989. They divorced in 2003 but they got married again in 2005 … only to divorce 2 years later. Terrence was also briefly married to Michelle Ghent from 2010 to 2013.