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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.

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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.

R. Kelly's estranged daughter, Buku Abi, is "devastated" for the women who accused her "monster" father of sexual abuse in the Lifetime documentary Surviving R. Kelly. Buku, who was born Joann Lee Kelly, is pictured 2nd from right with her mother Andrea (Drea) Kelly, 2nd from left, and siblings Jay Kelly, far right, and Robert Kelly, far left in a photo dated March 3, 2016.

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Jay Kelly

R.Kelly's daughter Jaya identifies as a "transguy" on her social media page. A transguy is a biological girl who is transitioning into life as a boy. Jaya, who calls herself Jay, dresses in boys clothing and emulates the testosterone fueled behavior of boys in her peer group.

Jay's mom, reality TV personality Andrea Kelly (Hollywood Exes), seems to be accepting of her daughter's condition. We don't know how dad R. Kelly feels since he is not a constant presence in his daughter's life.

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