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Andrea “Grace” Kelly- A Woman not Scorned…

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Andrea Kelly, dancer, mother, ex of R. Kelly, and cast member of Hollywood Exes gave an exclusive interview to VH1  discussing her transgender son & pending divorce. I have personally given Drea the nickname ‘Grace’ because she is truly a woman who has exhibited nothing but grace, class & pure faith. She is my absolute favorite on the show. While watching Hollywood Exes, I’ve noticed that Drea remains kind, humorous & loving after every challenge. She doesn’t hold her tongue, but most importantly, she doesn’t let anger or pain hold her heart. Last night on the show, Andrea took us inside her gorgeous wedding. She was happy, filled with love and hope for her future with Brian. Sadly, they are currently going through a divorce. Her recent interview with VH1 shed more light on the situation with Brian McKee and the issue of her transgendered son.

Here are some highlights:

The finale of Hollywood Exes this season is centered around your wedding but you’ve since announced that you are getting divorced. Are you planning on watching or will that be too hard?

Drea:
Oh gosh, yes! You know what, I’m proud. And I know that seems odd to say like, girl what? But I am proud because I really do think that I am a living example for women. Life goes on, honey. You cannot crawl up under a rock and go “I’m done with life.” Because guess what, it’s still gonna happen. You’re still gonna have to face it.

It was discovered that Brian was having an affair and women were coming forward to you via Twitter. You managed to stay so positive and I just kept reading tweets where you were like, “Girl Power.” How did you keep such a optimistic outlook, at least publicly?

Drea:
[Laughs] For some reason, we have been brainwashed and taught that you attack the other woman. If something happens it’s “definitely the woman’s fault” and “women can’t get along” and all we do is fight. Everything that was happening on social media – was it hurtful? Yes. Was it embarrassing? Most definitely. But is it life? Yes. Just because you’re a celebrity doesn’t mean that life doesn’t happen. I knew that I had a choice to make [to stay positive] and it was an easy one to make.

This past June your 14-year-old son Jay came out as a transgender boy on his Ask.fm page. How is your family adjusting to that? Are there any misconceptions you’d like to clear up?

Drea:
All I can say about Jay is he makes it so easy to be a proud mom. For parents, we need to realize, [our kids] have their own journey. Parents get it wrong when they don’t support their children. They have to go out and fight every day and face this world. The first battle should not be at home. I think that a lot of children in the LGBT community don’t succeed because the one thing they need the most is foundation. I just tell Jay all the time, baby you won the war. You’re gonna have a lot of battles but you won the war. Mama accepts and loves you for who you are. Your family does. My dad is a retired military naval officer and all he said was, “I’m gonna mess up sometimes and [use the feminine pronoun] ‘she’ but I’m gonna eventually get the ‘he’ thing. Just give grandpa some time. I’m gonna get it dude.” That was it.

You can read the interview in its entirety here.  Dance on in grace Drea… Your journey is just beginning…

 

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4 comments on “Andrea “Grace” Kelly- A Woman not Scorned…

  1. Kelly Roberts
    July 4, 2014

    To Andrea Kelly There Is No Grace In playing The Victim, I Am Soo Tired Of Her Crying And Blaming The King Of R-B For All Her Problems I Will Never Watch Hollywood Exes Because I do not Approve Of The R .Kelly Bashing We All Have Choices. I Dont Find Her Genuine Or Real Just Think If Not For R.kelly We Would Have Never Ever Heard Of Her No Personality, No Talent ,Fame Hungry Self, Remember R.Kelly Is A Musical Genius And Fans Have Been Loving And Supporting Him For The Last 22 Years.I Think When Parents Except Any Lifestlye
    This Sends A Dangerous Message To Your Children.I Wish Andrea Kelly Would Go Back Into The Closet And Stay.
    R.Kelly’s Biggest Fan
    Long Live The King Of R-b

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    • Toiah
      July 4, 2014

      I find your message quite appalling & rude… When have you ever heard Drea blame anyone for her circumstances? You may be a fan of R. Kelly, but you don’t know him up close & personally. You know the music, not the man…. Andrea Kelly has handled this situation peacefully & with much grace, so I’m not sure what you’ve seen or heard. She doesn’t need to be in a closet. She has just as much right to share her story as anyone else. And I think she’s quite courageous for doing so.

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    • beautiful me
      November 11, 2014

      Well first of all, the way you are using except is extremely wrong. It’s accept. Rotflmao. Secondly, who are you to judge how she raise her children? That is why so many children are screwed up today. They feel they have to live by society standards & not their own. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that out. R. Kelly messed up, not her. Are you mad because he didn’t piss on you? Drea is real. If she wasn’t she’d be a doll. Everyone has real feelings. They are no different than the rest of us.

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