R Kelly who has been sentenced to 30 years in jail; had an illegal relationship with the R&B singer of the late ’90s, Aaliyah who was nicknamed Baby girl while she was alive. Their relationship which also included a secret marriage was illegal because Aaliyah born Aaliyah Dana Haughton was only 15 years of age at the time of their marriage. R Kelly was 27 at the time.
They had the secret marriage to enable R Kelly’s consent as an adult for Aaliyah’s abortion.
The duo met through Aaliyah’s Uncle Barry Hankerson who was initially her manager before R Kelly filled in as her mentor. R Kelly served as the lead singer and producer of her debut album “Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number” released in May 1994. The working relationship got romantic which later resulted in her pregnancy but of course, the two denied getting married and described the marriage certificate which was found as a forgery.
According to the marriage certificate released by Vibe magazine, they were married on August 31 1994 in Sheraton Gateway Suites in Rosemont, Illinois. The marriage was annulled by her parents in February 1995. This makes it six months they’ve been married illegally.
How long were R. Kelly and Aaliyah together?
R Kelly and Aaliyah’s relationship which started on a professional note can be traced to the year 1993 during the writing and recording of her album: ” Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number,” which was named by R Kelly. After the annulment of their illegal relationship in 1995, the duo was not seen together afterward nor did they work together.
They were together for approximately two years.
How old was R. Kelly when he married Aaliyah 15?
R Kelly was 27 in the year 1994 when he got married to Aaliyah illegally. While R Kelly’s age was listed correctly as 27, Aaliyah’s was listed wrongly as 18. R Kelly work a fake ID for Aaliyah which was used to conduct the marriage. Aaliyah never attested to this marriage and claimed people were the ones misinterpreting her relationship with R Kelly.
Many years after Aaliyah’s death, R Kelly still maintained that he was never married to Aaliyah. According to what he told GQ during an interview, he is withholding details on his marriage to Aaliyah out of his respect for her and because her mother and her father have told him not to say a word about it.
Was Aaliyah still married to R. Kelly when she died?
Aaliyah who died in a plane crash in the year 2001 wasn’t still in a marriage with R Kelly. After the annulment of their marriage in 1995, the pop star had nothing to do with R Kelly. She petitioned the court in 1997 to erase the illegal marriage certificate from her records and it was granted.
Her petition came around the time another lady who was 20 years at the time, was suing R Kelly for having an affair with her at the same 15 years of age as with Aaliyah though at different times.
How old was R. Kelly when he was messing with Aaliyah?
Though the relationship between R Kelly and the time Princess of R&B can be traced to 1993. It began as a professional mentorship relationship when R Kelly was 26 years old. Suspicions began to rise in the year 1994 when Aaliyah’s debut album “Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number,” was released. R Kelly was 27 years old at the time rumors of a romantic relationship began to spread.
In recent times, a lady testified under the name ‘Angela’ during one of R Kelly’s trials that she once bashed into R Kelly (also Robert Kelly) while he was having sex with Aaliyah on a tour bus. This was reported to have occurred in the year 1992 or 1993 and Aaliyah is speculated to be about 12 or 13 depending on which year is correct. R Kelly however denied this allegation.
If this allegation is true, then R Kelly must have been messing with young Aaliyah when he was either 25 or 26 years of age in line with Angela’s testimony in court. It also implied that the supposed professional relationship which was not suspected from the onset had always been a romantic one in which underaged Aaliyah was exploited sexually.