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Joycelyn Savage, R. Kelly’s longtime friend and self-proclaimed fiancee, announced the upcoming August 11 release of her all-encompassing memoir, Love and Joy of Robert. In an email statement to the New York Post, Savage revealed that the book revolves around her relationship with Kelly (whose full name is Robert Sylvester Kelly). Though Savage spared details about her book’s content at the time, she told the Post that it will take readers through “the beginning of my life in Robert’s shadow, where things began to develop and where they are currently going.”
Savage was one of Kelly’s staunchest supporters during his sexual assault scandals and subsequent arraignment and conviction. Hoping to garner some goodwill for Kelly before his sentencing in June, she wrote a letter that TMZ received to Judge Ann Donnelly, informing her honor that she and Kelly were engaged. “My relationship with Robert is amazing. He’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me,” Savage gushed at the time, dismissing claims that she was being held against her will.
With all 11 pages of “Love and Joy of Robert” available on Amazon August 11th, there are many talking about it the big disclosure Savage dropped, and her book certainly deserves the title of a disclosure book.
R. Kelly and Joycelyn Savage’s baby is on the way
R. Kelly and fiancee Joycelyn Savage are reportedly pregnant. Savage announced the happy news in her new memoir, “Love and Joy of Robert,” per the New York Post. Months after Kelly’s June sentencing, Savage wrote that she began to experience “severe morning sickness and wasn’t sure what was going on with my body.” Thinking she might have contracted COVID-19, a pregnancy test instead revealed “the most amazing news of all…that I expected,” Savage shared.
Savage immediately told Kelly the news via a prison visit, recalling in her book that it was “a happy day but an incomplete time in my life.” She thanked God for “giving me the most precious gift,” adding that Kelly was “very excited about the news,” while both parties were “sad that Robert can’t be here with us.” In an interview with the Post, Savage revealed that the photo of her baby’s ultrasound was the only picture Kelly released.
Unclear about Savage’s due date, readers of the Hollywood Unlocked story’s Instagram post expressed a sense of confusion. “Um, like…unless he was getting private visits,” one Instagram user asked, repeating the question in many minds. While others struggled to make the puzzling calculations surrounding Savage’s pregnancy, one user also quipped of her memoir, “Waiting for an 11-page book? Tf, this is an essay, not a book.”