R. Kelly’s Children: How Many Kids Does He Have?

Getty R. Kelly performs on September 15, 2011 in New York City.

R. Kelly has three kids with his ex-wife Andrea Lee. The R&B singer was married to Lee from 1995 to 2009, and has made a point of  keeping the lives of his ex-wife and children out of the spotlight.

Kelly’s children include Joann, born 1998, Jaya, born 2000, Robert Jr., born 2002. Jaya made headlines in 2014 when she came out as transgender, changing her name from Jaya to Jay. “I came out through a text to my mum and then I told her when I got more comfortable,” Jay wrote online. “I told her because I knew she would love me no matter what, she has not once judged me in my life. She always told me that she loved loved and to be who I truly am.”

Jaya Kelly – Daughter of R Kelly and Andrea Kelly is a transsexual at the age of 13!Jaya Kelly – Daughter of R Kelly and Andrea Kelly (Draya of Hollywood Exes) is a transsexual at the age of 13! http://meetmagazine.blogspot.com/2014/06/jaya-kelly-daughter-of-r-kelly-and.html Here's a link to Jaya's Ask FM page. She's talking about her issues with fans and friends. The attention whore is technically famous herself now. Not just from her parents being attention whores, but from her reaching out to the internet for attention herself. And of course people bit the bait. http://ask.fm//MI_YLNO_NAMUH The youngest daughter of Andrea Kelly, of Hollywood Exes on VH1, and R Kelly, the R&B singer whose legacy has been tarnished by his peeing fetish. Cut her hair short, wears over sized clothing, that is not only unflattering for her female figure. It's not form fitting seeing that it was obviously designed and styled for men. To make it worse she wears winter hats that make her look like a homeless hipster. And I am personally offended! Because I feel as if her tacky clothing choices are making fun of straight men. She is sending a subliminal message that men are unattractive and tacky. And that in my opinion is discriminatory. But hey, if she wants to play dress up and pretend to be a man, that's up to her! It's her individual choice to wear whatever costume she decides to put on in the morning. I am mainly concerned with her mental health and well being. I've always thought of gender reassignment surgery as being a form of self mutilation. The simple fact that a transgender person is not psychiatric evaluated is disturbing to me. How can a person who is a , "cutter" a person who harms their self as a way of alleviating emotional pain any different than someone pretending to be a gender that they will never be no matter how much surgery they receive? I'd like to think that all instances of self destruction would be perceived and responded to accordingly. With mental health and well being evaluations and counseling. But hey. That's just what I think! And let end this posting by saying this! To anyone dumb enough to claim that what I am saying is in any shape or form , "homophobic" or, "inflammatory", no! Nothing that I just said was anything of the sort! I am not only not scared of homosexuals, I wouldn't waste my time bashing a young, confused, and disturbed person. I am merely concerned with her health. Anyway! Jaya who wants to change her name to Jay as a part of this pseudo transformation, plans to get the reassignment surgery when she is a bit older, seeing that she is currently only 13 years old! Just about the age that R&B legend, Aaliyah Dana Haughton was when she married Jaya's father, Robert Kelly. So I know that a lot of people are gonna claim that this is "Karma". But I don't know. I don't believe in Karma. Let me know what you think about the whole thing below! Should R. Kelly and Andrea be concerned about it? Should Jaya be taking for an evaluation? Is what she is doing completely normal and acceptable to you? Let me know your opinion and remember. If you post a message demeaning me for my opinion, it will probably be immediately deleted. Don't waste my time or yours. I am looking for intelligent response. Thanks in advance! Be sure to subscribe to the MEET Magazine YouTube channel! https://www.youtube.com/user/meetmagazine2/videos2014-06-14T01:56:55.000Z

Jay also wrote: “I believe I am a boy and want surgery, and the medication to help me (be) who I was supposed to be.”

Kelly addressed his child’s announcement in a WCGI interview, where he said he initially didn’t believe the reports. “You don’t really wanna open it by saying my daughter is becoming my son,” he explained. “Don’t even give the blogs that kind of credit. As far as that is concerned, always believe what you see with your own eyes, that is. Always believe what you see. That is the best way to go about business.”

The “I Believe I Can Fly” singer went on to say that he supports his child’s position. “I’ve heard a lot of things about a lot of people and it was never true. You gotta know there’s a back story,” he said. “There’s a background. That’s why you can’t judge nobody. You save money so your kids can go to college — no matter what they are or who they are, they’re your kids, you gotta support them.”

Joann is the only one of Kelly’s children who have publicly addressed his sexual harassment claims. In a TMZ interview, Joann said: “It’s very close to my heart,” she said. “It’s just hard ’cause it’s family matters. But overall, it’s hard. I try not to speak about it too much, but it is what it is. I feel terrible.” When asked whether she is still close to her father, Joann stated: “We’re family. We’re gonna deal with each other.”

Joann has a YouTube channel where she uploads cover versions of popular songs. She performs under the stage name Ariiraye, and made her recording debut on her father’s song “Wanna Be There.”

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Kelly’s ex-wife Andrea spoke to about the bullying that her children faced as a result of the singer’s controversies. “My daughter, she just shared with me, my oldest is 20 now, and in middle school, they had a day when they all had to come in and read. So the little boy mate in class as Joann goes up to read, he says ‘Oh well, Joann does your daddy pee on you at night instead of read bedtime stories?'”

“The devastation of going through that as a mother,” she said. “You try to protect your children from so much. I felt like the abuse I was able to shield from them and I was able to somehow justify because it was never toward me, it was never my children. It has taught them a tough lesson that no matter what your father does, good, bad, or indifferent, you are you an individual.”

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