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R Kelly’s Daughters, Joann and Jay Kelly

R Kelly’s Daughters, Joann and Jay Kelly: The effect of their relationship with R Kelly. their music careers and Jay’s confusion over their gender identity


Robert Sylvester Kelly, also known as R. Kelly, is a singer, musician, songwriter, actor, record producer, and former semi-professional basketball player. He was married to Andrea Kelly but after a physical altercation, and allegations of domestic violence, they divorced and their break up was finalized in January 2009. They have three children, Jaah, Joann, and Robert Kelly Jr.

Andrea and Joann Kelly speak up about R. Kelly’s abuse

Her daughter Jaah Kelly was born and raised as a girl until 6 or 7 years old when they revealed that they were transgender and began living as a boy and using male pronouns. They then publicly came out in June 2014 and revealed that they were transgender, and likes girls, they changed their name to Jay Kelly. They embraced masculinity by wearing men’s clothes and going to the men’s restroom. However, in later years Jay realized that they only thought that they were transgender as they liked girls, due to their upbringing they believed that the only way that you could be interested in girls, was if you were a boy. This led Jay to believe that they must have been transgender. Now, the only label that they give themselves is that they like girls. Jay does not mind being referred to as male, female, gender fluid or non-binary. Jay identifies their relationship with their father as ‘really complicated’. Despite that, they are following the footsteps of their father and pursuing a career in music.

The other daughter of R Kelly, Joann Kelly, also known as Buku, is an emerging artist and songwriter. She grabbed the crowd’s attention through collaboration with her father on the single ‘Wanna Be There’, a song about their broken relationship.

Wanna Be There – R Kelly ft. Joann Kelly


How old are Jay and Joann Kelly?

Jay was born in 2000 and he is -1,  Joann was born on March 19, 1998 and is 25 years old.

Joann Kelly out shopping with her mom Andrea

How tall are Jay and Joann Kelly and how much do they weigh?

Joann Kelly is 5ft3, or 162cm tall, and weighs 55kgs, or 121lbs. The height and weight of Jay Kelly were not revealed.

How much are Jay and Joann Kelly’s net worths?

The net worth of Jay and Joann Kelly were not revealed. Their father R. Kelly had a very successful career in the 1990s with a net worth of $150 million. However, after suffering several complications, lawsuits, and allegations, his net worth went down to $100 thousand.

Are Jay and Joann Kelly single or married?

Jay and Joann Kelly are single.

Do Jay and Joann Kelly have any children?

Neither Jay nor Joann Kelly have any children.


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