Aaliyah & R. Kelly

R. Kelly and Aaliyah
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R. Kelly and Aaliyah  

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Aaliyah and R. Kelly were married for 5 months. They dated for 6 months after getting together in Jul 1993. After a 7 months engagement they married on 31st Aug 1994. 5 months later they separated in Feb 1995 and divorced on 7th Feb 1995.

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American Singer Aaliyah was born Aaliyah Dana Haughton on 16th January, 1979 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA and passed away on 25th Aug 2001 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Islands, The Bahamas aged 22. She is most remembered for Back & Forth (Song) (1994), Are You That Somebody? (Song) (1998), Try Again (Song) (2000.). Her zodiac sign is Capricorn.

R. Kelly is a 54 year old American Singer. Born Robert Sylvester Kelly on 8th January, 1967 in Chicago Lying-in Hospital, Hyde Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA, he is famous for Trapped in the Closet in a career that spans 1989–2019. His zodiac sign is Capricorn.

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Relationship Statistics

StatusDurationLength
DatingJul 1993 - 1994 6 months, 4 days
Engaged1994 - 31st Aug 1994 8 months, 2 days
Married31st Aug 1994 - Feb 1995 5 months, 4 days
Total Jul 1993 - Feb 1995 1 year, 7 months


(31 August 1994 - 7 February 1995) (annulled)
With the release of Age Ain't Nothing but a Number, rumors circulated of a relationship between Aaliyah and R. Kelly. Shortly after, there was speculation about a secret marriage with the release of "Age Ain't Nothing but a Number" and the adult content that Kelly had written for Aaliyah. Vibe magazine later revealed a marriage certificate that listed the couple married on August 31, 1994, in Sheraton Gateway Suites in Rosemont, Illinois. Aaliyah, who was 15 at the time, was listed as 18 on the certificate; the illegal marriage was annulled in February 1995 by her parents. The pair continued to deny marriage allegations, stating that neither was married.
Aaliyah reportedly developed a friendship with R. Kelly during the recording of her debut album. As she recalled to Vibe magazine in 1994, she and R. Kelly would "go watch a movie" and "go eat" when she got tired and would then "come back and work". She described the relationship between her and R. Kelly as being "rather close." In December 1994, Aaliyah told the Sun-Times that whenever she was asked about being married to R. Kelly, she urged them not to believe "all that mess" and that she and R. Kelly were "close" and "people took it the wrong way." In his 2011 book The Man Behind the Man: Looking From the Inside Out, Demetrius Smith Sr, a former member of R. Kelly's entourage, wrote that R. Kelly told him "in a voice that sounded as if he wanted to burst into tears" that he thought Aaliyah was pregnant.
Aaliyah admitted in court documents that she had lied about her age. In May 1997, she filed suit in Cook County seeking to have all records of the marriage expunged because she was not old enough under state law to get married without her parents' consent. It was reported that she cut off all professional and personal ties with R. Kelly after the marriage was annulled and ceased having contact with him. In 2014, Jomo Hankerson stated that Aaliyah "got villainized" over her relationship with R. Kelly and the scandal over the marriage made it difficult to find producers for her second album. "We were coming off of a multi-platinum debut album and except for a couple of relationships with Jermaine Dupri and Puffy, it was hard for us to get producers on the album." Hankerson also expressed confusion over why "they were upset" with Aaliyah given her age at the time.
Aaliyah was known to avoid answering questions regarding R. Kelly following the professional split. During an interview with Christopher John Farley, she was asked if she was still in contact with him and if she would ever work with him again. Farley said Aaliyah responded with a "firm, frosty" 'No' to both of the questions. Vibe magazine said Aaliyah changed the subject anytime "you bring up the marriage with her". A spokeswoman for Aaliyah told the Chicago Sun-Times in 2000 that when "R. Kelly comes up, she doesn't even speak his name, and nobody's allowed to ask about it at all".
R. Kelly would have other allegations made about him regarding underage girls in the years following her death and his marriage to Aaliyah was used to evidence his involvement with them. He refused to discuss his relationship with her, citing that she was deceased. "Out of respect for her, and her mom and her dad, I will not discuss Aaliyah. That was a whole other situation, a whole other time, it was a whole other thing, and I'm sure that people also know that." Aaliyah's mother Diane Haughton reflected that everything "that went wrong in her life" began with her relationship with R. Kelly. The allegations have been said to have done "little to taint Aaliyah's image or prevent her from becoming a reliable '90s hitmaker with viable sidelines in movies and modeling."

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Relationship Timeline

7th February, 1995 - Divorce

February, 1995 - Breakup

31st August, 1994 - Marriage

1994 - Engagement

July, 1993 - Hookup

Couple Comparison

Name
Aaliyah
R. Kelly
Aaliyah
R. Kelly
Age (at start of relationship)
14
26
Height
Female
5' 7½" (171 cm)
Male
6' 2" (188 cm)
Zodiac
Capricorn
Capricorn
Occupation
Singer
Singer
Hair Color
Black
Black
Eye Color
Brown - Dark
Brown - Dark
Nationality
American
American
Religion
Roman Catholic
Baptist

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Posted commentsView all comments (19)

628_tigerlilyNov 3, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9C0V99k-y0

Bremariah692May 15, 2014

They got divorced really quickly. This was probably due to her age.

VickyMay 28, 2013

She was born in 79 and they were together from 93 That means she was 14. Is that right or there's some mistake in the years??

zIdaejahJan 8, 2012

I really like u asva rapper and please tell everybody who like you when are you going to have a concert

MIA FRANCINE PALMERDec 28, 2011

AALIYAH IS SOOO BEAUTIFUL, I LOVE HER . SHE AND R. KELLY WERE CLOSE AND I REALLY ADMIRE THAT. I KNOW HE ADORED HER TREMENDOUSLY. I LOVE YOU ROBERT .YOU ARE VERY LOVEABLE WITHOUT A DOUBT

YaliyahFeb 14, 2011

i do not beilieve R.kelly and Aaliyah had babies but i do beilieve the rest

AsterJan 12, 2011

I love to see you

markeisha P FinnieAug 9, 2010

i so love thiis ppl role model

nancyApr 8, 2010

hey friend what u doing me nun man i will miss aaliyah

OakTown_QueenFeb 25, 2010

I wonder if R. Kelly went to Aaliyah`s funeral.

coorethaMar 18, 2009

we miss u aaliyah R.I.P WE THE BEST AND ALWAYS WILL BE

shonadaJan 20, 2009

this is sad


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