[INTERVIEW] Andrea Kelly:<br />
Life Under the Red Carpet

Andrea Kelly enjoying life after divorce

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and being their choreographers—our ex husbands R. Kelly and Prince—and then you go to fiancé. And it’s like, ‘Okay, I’m not just his dancer, I’m his fiancé now.’ Then you become his wife, and then you start having kids, and it’s just like I never thought I would meet anybody in the world who’s life would mirror mine. When we found each other it was like The Color Purple.

EBONY: In addition to the show, you have your first book coming out. People are looking at is as another tell-all.

AK: It’s called Under the Red Carpet, and it’s about my life as R. Kelly’s wife. Everyone thinks it’s a tell-book, like girl she’s about to throw him under the bus, [but] nope! It’s really a self-help book for women about staying true to you and don’t get lost because that’s a big shadow when you have such a famous ex-husband. The image [gets] so distorted that you don’t even know who you’re looking at. If I can walk away from R. Kelly, and the world says I have everything, you can walk away from a man that does not have a job, does not support his children, he is not bringing money back into the household, he’s not protecting and caring for you. If I can walk away from this, surely you can walk away from that for yourself. But if you don’t have the strength [to walk away], let me show you how I did it, and not [by] giving you a book that’s full of BS, glitter and unicorns.