If you’ve been watching this season of VH1’s Hollywood Exes, you will recall that Andrea Kelly (ex-wife of R. Kelly) has been emotional over personal issues she’s been dealing with alone this past year. In addition to admitting that in her 13 year marriage to R. Kelly, she raised their children alone and after the divorce he refuses to pay child support, the world just found out another family secret, Drea and R. Kelly’s daughter is coming out as transgender. While we are proud of the young teen for living his truth, we’re sure that it was a stressful decision for both Drea and their 14 year old Jaya. Especially without R. Kelly’s support. And we can’t forget about Drea’s recent drama, when her new marriage to aspiring singer Brian McKee ended in divorce after only 2 months! More on that below!
R. Kelly’s 14-year-old child, Jaya, has come out as transgender and changed his name to ‘Jay’.
The brave teen made the announcement on his social media pages over the weekend and also revealed that his singer dad has yet to speak to him since the revelation.
Responding to questions on his Ask.fm profile, Jay explained that although he was born biologically female, he has identified as a male since he was ‘6 or 7’ and that his mother has known for a year.
His mom Andrea Kelly, the singer’s ex-wife and star of reality series ‘Hollywood Exes’, has been supportive of his transition and has proudly shared pictures of them together online.
‘My mom was like, “Baby, you know I love you if you were bi, gay, lesbian, you name it and I would still love you so much”,’ he wrote.
‘She was very proud of me, I was like, “Thank you mom for accepting the fact that I’m a transgender”.’
‘And same with my sister, she told me that she was proud of me, and respects me by calling me handsome and calling me her little brother now, and I love her for that, so you know it was great for me.’
He added that he is eager to undergo the gender realignment operations but that he knows he’ll have to wait for several years.
‘I believe I am a boy and want surgery, and the medication to help me (be) who I was supposed to be,’ he wrote.
From a very young age he knew he did not want to be a girl, wear dresses, grow his hair long or have breasts or female sexual organs, he explained on Ask.fm.
Aged 11, ‘I would look up like boy changes to girl, and girl changes to boy, and im like wow, theres people who feel EXACTLY the way i feel and then i knew like thats what transgender is,’ he wrote.
He added that he was about six when he knew he was attracted to girls – but he has no plans to date any just yet, adding:
‘I’ve got a lot on my plate right now.’
His father has yet to publicly comment on the teen’s announcement, but Jay revealed on Ask.fm that he and his sister are not close to the singer, even though their older brother is.
He added: ‘I absolutely love my mother… and yea my dad has not reached out.’
R. Kelly divorced Jay’s mother, who had been his former backup dancer, in 2009 after almost 13 years of marriage.
Drea recently married an aspiring r&b singer and barber named Brian McKee after only knowing him for less than a year. The two married in March and were divorced in less that 2 months after he was exposed for cheating on her. Even after several desperate warning from her friends on Hollywood Exes, Drea insisted on marrying Brian (without a pre-nup).
The ceremony was held in the back yard of her co-star Nicole Murphy (ex-wife of Eddie Murphy). But the honeymoon did not last long. After season 3 premiered and fans watched as Andrea announced her engagement to Brian, his jump-off were watching too!
One of them, JayLynn Umbleby, contacted Drea over twitter and exposed their relationship with proof! Apparently the side chick did not know she was a side chick. She had no idea he was married to Drea until she watched the show! Drea thanked her for her honesty and filed for divorce. I guess after years of dealing with R. Kelly’s infidelity, she wasn’t about to put up with that mess again!
Via : DailyMail