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Sometimes marriages end quickly over huge, traumatic incidents. Other times, it takes a small telling moment for a realization of impending failure to suddenly hit. For R. Kelly, that moment was apparently watching The Notebook. As the credits rolled and he balled his eyes out, the musician suddenly realized the lifelong love affair he always wanted to have couldn’t happen with his wife of twelve years, Andrea Kelly.
Kelly touched on the revelation in his new memoir Soulacoaster, and not surprisingly, the bizarre admission has been making the rounds on the Internet today. According to TMZ, Kelly didn’t act on his feelings immediately, but within a few years, the paperwork was out there and the divorce was on.
The Notebook might be a memento to lasting togetherness, but from a different perspective, it can also be a depressing sign of what one might be lacking. In Kelly’s case, it was that eternal commitment. Here’s how he summed it up…
”I was also crying because I remembered a Valentine's Day -- when a helicopter dropped a rainfall of roses -- that had come and gone ... My marriage had died. And there was nothing I could do to bring it back."
It’s been three years since Kelly officially parted ways with his wife. He’s yet to remarry, but maybe one day, he’ll find his own Rachel McAdams. Pop Blend wishes him nothing but the best in that noble quest to live up to a movie.