Andrea Kelly (actress)

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Andrea Kelly
Born Andrea Danyell Lee
(1974-01-28) January 28, 1974 (age 44)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Other names Drea
Occupation Dancer, choreographer, actress
Spouse(s)
R. Kelly
(m. 1996; div. 2009)

Brian Mckee
(m. 2014; div. 2014)
Children 3
Website officialdreakelly.com

Andrea Danyell Kelly (née Lee, January 28, 1974), also known as "Drea", is a choreographer, dancer and actress.[1] She is best known for being R. Kelly's ex-wife and the mother of his three children; the couple got divorced in 2009 after almost 13 years of marriage.[2][3] Andrea made her public debut in 2012 for the VH1 reality series Hollywood Exes[4] and by later starring in her first featured film, "Before 'I Do'".

Personal life and background[edit]

Andrea Danyell Lee was born in Chicago, Illinois, on January 28, 1974. In 1996, Drea married singer-songwriter R. Kelly, with whom she has three kids: Joann (b. 1998), Jay (b. 2000, as Jaya) and Robert, Jr.(b. 2002). She changed her last name from Lee to Kelly. In 2014, Andrea Kelly married 36-year-old barber and R&B singer Brian Mckee, whom she divorced after just two months of marriage after allegations surfaced that he was having an affair.[5] Later that year, her youngest child, previously known as Jaya, announced on Instagram that he is a transgender man and was changing his name to Jay.[6][7]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 The Big Dirty List Show: 50 Years of Sex and Music Herself Documentary
2015 Before "I Do" Breanna Taylor
2015 Chocolate City Dance Instructor Cameo

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan Herself Talk-show
2012–2014 Hollywood Exes Herself
2013–2014 Bethenny Herself 4 Episodes
2015 Between The Sheet With Drea Kelly Herself (host) Talk-show
2017 Xscape: Still Kickin It! Herself 4 Episodes

Videography[edit]

Cameo appearances[edit]

Year Music video Director(s)
2003 "Thoia Thoing" R. Kelly Little X

Books[edit]

# Title Year Type Note
1 Life Under the Red Carpet: My Life as R. Kelly’s Wife N/A Autobiography

References[edit]

  1. ^ About Me Archived March 6, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.. Iamdreakelly.com. Retrieved on May 6, 2015.
  2. ^ R. Kelly | Music News and Videos – Yahoo Music. Music.yahoo.com. Retrieved on May 6, 2015.
  3. ^ R. Kelly’s Divorce Finalized. MTV (January 9, 2009). Retrieved on 2015-05-06.
  4. ^ Hollywood Exes (TV Series) | Season 3 Episodes. VH1. Retrieved on May 6, 2015.
  5. ^ Andrea Kelly Divorce Settlement 2014: 'Hollywood Exes' Star Slams Critics Amid Split, 'Check Ya Moved On Email' [VIDEO] : Celebrities. Enstarz (August 15, 2014). Retrieved on 2015-05-06.
  6. ^ R Kelly and Drea's Child Comes Out As Transgender. MadameNoire (June 10, 2014). Retrieved on 2015-05-06.
  7. ^ Andrea Kelly Speaks On Divorce And Transgender Son. MadameNoire (July 4, 2014). Retrieved on 2015-05-06.

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