R. Kelly's ex-wife Andrea Kelly has been very forthcoming about her experiences with the disgraced Chicago singer, opening up about her own history of abuse at his hands. In light of Lifetime's Surviving R. Kelly docuseries, she sat down for an interview with Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid on Good Morning Britain alongside Kelly's estranged 21-year-old daughter, Joann Kelly.
"I know that coming forward brings validity to these young women and young girl's stories, and being a mother I could not not say anything," she explained to Morgan around the three minute mark of the interview. "I believe that he is abusive... I can't confirm or deny these women's stories because again I have not lived it personally, all I can say is what rings true to my life," she said. She did, however, confirm that he was abusive to her "verbally, emotionally, physically, sexually," and even financially.
She added that he reportedly stopped paying her child support when she came forward with allegations against him in June 2018. Later, Kelly's daughter admitted that it hasn't been easy coming to terms with the allegations against her father. "It’s a very hard situation to digest, and even process, because my heart is torn into two separate places," she explained. "As my mother said, I don’t want to confirm or deny anything that the women have been saying about my father, any rumors that have been going around throughout the years about my father."
Joann Kelly added that she hasn't had a chance to talk to her father in quite some time, but would "love him from a distance if he was a toxic person," adding that he's still family. "So yes, I do still love my father. That’s something I want people to understand–I never came out and said what I said to make people feel like I hate him or I’m bashing him as that’s not it."
Watch the full interview above.