Savage is also gearing up to release an autobiographical about her life as the artist’s “shadow” and previously wrote to a federal judge to appeal for a lesser jail time for her partner, describing him as someone with a great heart.
After a drawn-out sex trafficking case, R. Kelly got sentenced to 30 years in prison. The “Same Girl” singer was the perpetrator of several instances of sexual abuse of women as well as underage boys and girls.
Kelly’s long-time girlfriend revealed her intention to release a book concerning her relationship with the artist. She did not mention the publishing house in charge of the book; however, she said the book title and date of release.
Read on to learn more about the expecting couple.
Joycelyn Savage Is Expecting A Child With R. Kelly
Savage recently teased a tell-all book concerning her relationship with R. Kelly. The 26-year-old is the convicted felon’s long-time girlfriend and, most recently, alleged fiancée. She communicated with The New York Post, revealing the name of the anticipated book and the day of release.
Savage explained that the book titled “Love and Joy of Robert” would be released to the public on Saturday. She wrote, “All I can say is that it is about Robert, the beginning of my life in Robert’s shadow, where things began to take off, and where they are currently going.”
The 26-year-old also shared that she is pregnant with the disgraced singers child and that he, Kelly, is “extremely excited about the news.” She confirmed this too on her Instagram stories.
In an excerpt from the book (via NYP) Savage states, “Months later, I began expecting [sic] severe morning sickness and was unsure what was wrong with my body. I thought I had contracted COVID-19, but the most amazing news of all was that I was expecting.”
She continued, “It was a happy day but an incomplete time in my life. Today I am grateful to God for giving me the most precious gift. Robert is extremely excited about the news that I am having a baby and feels sad that Robert will not be able to be here with us.”
She Asked For A Lesser Sentence For R. Kelly
Last month, court documents via NYP, revealed that Savage had written a plea to a federal judge to ask that her alleged fiancé receive a lesser sentence. There she referred to herself as the artist’s fiancée. The letter read, “I’m writing this letter in support of Robert in advance of his sentencing, so I can explain to the court that I’m not the victim that the government has portrayed me to be.”
The 26-year-old further described the convicted felon as being a good person in every aspect and not as bad as he was portrayed by the government. Savage added that Kelly had a “great heart” and should be home with the rest of his supportive loved ones.
She wrote, “Robert and I are deeply in love, and it breaks my heart that the government has created a narrative that I’m a victim. I’m a grown woman and can speak for myself, which is why I wanted to provide this letter to the court.”
R. Kelly Was Married Twice Before
Prior to his current relationship, R. Kelly was married two other times. The first instance was in 1994 when the artist got married in a secret wedding to late music icon Aaliyah. She was only 15 years old, and the marriage was deemed illegal and subsequently annulled. Aaliyah died in a plane crash in 2001.
Kelly’s second marriage was to Andrea Kelly, a choreographer, and the marriage lasted considerably longer than his first. The former couple were married from 1996 to 2009 and had three children from the union.
His most recent romantic relationship and alleged engagement are with Savage. The 26-year-old previously revealed that she met the “Bump n’ Grind” artist in 2015 when she was only 19. At the time, she was an aspiring model and singer and thought the artist could be of help to her.
Joycelyn Savage’s Parents Asked Her To Leave R. Kelly
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From as far back as 2020, Savage’s parents have publicly asked the 26-year-old to cut ties with Kelly. The duo, Jonjelyn and Timothy were interviewed extensively during the “Surviving R. Kelly: Part II: The Reckoning” tell-all series.
A year earlier, Savage revealed her intention to tell her story and partnered with Patreon to do just that. In an Instagram post, she wrote, “I have Partnered up with @Patreon where I will post daily chapters of my story. Things I am going to reveal that was sweared not to see the day of light — by NDA. I am risking my life for many others.”
Essence also revealed that Savage knew Kelly exploited her. The 26-year-old retold how they met and her move to drop out of college to be with the artist. She also recalled that the felon occasionally promised she would “be the next Aaliyah.”
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