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Andrea Kelly, R. Kelly’s ex-wife, stars on VH1’s hit reality show Hollywood Exes. She appeared on the radar quite suddenly, after R. Kelly hid their marriage and divorce from the public for many years. A fiercely ambitious and successful woman in her own right, here are some facts about Andrea Kelly that you may not have known.

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  1. She originally had her sights set on a career as a dancer for musical theatre and did not want to do commercial dance, until a friend convinced her to audition as a dancer for R. Kelly.
  2. She is a classically trained dancer, and now owns her own dance company. She also runs two dance schools, one in Chicago and one in Atlanta.
  3. Andrea only was promoted to R. Kelly’s choreographer from one of his dancers when, after she pointed out some things that could be changed, he was impressed with her changes and hired her on the spot.
  4. R. Kelly’s “Sex in the Kitchen” and “Slow Wind” are both about Andrea.
  5. Her father is a retired military naval officer.
  6. She started teaching classes for women about fitness from a dancer’s perspective, in order to promote women’s comfort with their sexuality and their bodies.
  7. When she was younger, when her mother didn’t have the money to send her to dance classes, she would watch “Fame” and use Debbie Allen’s lessons from the classic TV show to better her skills instead.
  8. She is a proud mommy of three children, one of which, Jay, (formerly Jaya) has come out as transgendered.
  9. She recently remarried to Brian McKee, but the two split up after two months after he cheated on her.
  10. She is a businesswoman, a mother, a dancer, a choreographer, and one force to be reckoned with!

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