Andrea Kelly, the ex-wife of singer R-Kelly, is publicly talking about her marriage with the R&B singer for the first time in 10 years.
In an interview with TV One’s Sister Circle, Andrea Kelly, 44, talked about the domestic violence she endured at the hands of R. Kelly during their 13-year marriage between 1996 and 2009.
She said she finally decided to leave R. Kelly after she contemplated suicide.
“That day, I just remember playing sick all day,” Andrea Kelly told Sister Circle. “I went and got in the bed, and I was just like, ‘OK, what are you gonna do? What are you gonna do’ And something just said, ‘End it.’ That was my first answer.”
Andrea Kelly crying talked about the day she went out onto her hotel balcony and climbed up onto the ledge before she realized suicide was not the answer.
“I remember looking down, and it’s almost like God was able to let me see the future,” she said. “I saw my body lying in blood, and I saw the ambulance coming. I saw housekeeping come out, and they were pointing up, and they said, ‘She jumped from up there.’ Then, I remember my baby’s voice in the back going, ‘Mama, mama… why did mama jump? Why did mama leave us?’”
“I said ‘OK God, you have to give me an answer today,’” she continued. “‘What do you want me to do if this is not for me, and you want me to leave? What do you want me to do? God I need an answer today. Not tomorrow, not in an hour, I need it now.’”