R. Kelly‘s ex-wife Drea Kelly isn’t feeling nostalgic about her former life with the incarcerated singer.
In an interview with the NY Post’s Page Six, the 46-year-old choreographer insists that while she was married to the singer, she was “never a wife”.
The couple was married for 13 years before their bitter divorce in 2009. Drea, real name Andrea Kelly, later went public with bombshell allegations of domestic abuse in their failed marriage.
Drea – who shares three children with her former husband – said that despite the “I Believe I Can Fly” star’s wealth and fame, being married to him was a “lonely” experience.
“Money does not bring you happiness; it is a lonely place,” she said. “I still say, ‘I was married but I was never a wife,’ and I don’t want anyone (else to experience that) – especially the younger generation.
The lovelorn actress advised women not to chase a bag when looking for love — because when he leaves he takes the bag with him.
“At the end of the day, what you need to understand is that when it’s over, they will let you know his damn money is his damn money and they leave with their money.”
Kelly remains behind bars in Chicago, Illinois, where he is facing multiple counts of sexual abuse of a minor. He is also set to stand trial for racketeering and human sex trafficking in New York.
He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.