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
R. Kelly
(m. 1996; div. 2009)

Brian Mckee
(m. 2014; div. 2014)
Children 3

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]



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


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


Cameo appearances[edit]

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


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


  1. ^ About Me Archived March 6, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved on May 6, 2015.
  2. ^ R. Kelly | Music News and Videos – Yahoo Music. 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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