As viewers proceed to dissect the Surviving R. Kelly docu-series, extra particulars into Kelly’s relationship with Aaliyah are coming to the floor. The Blast has obtained the wedding certificates between Kelly and the late singer who each mentioned “I Do” on August 31, 1994.
According to doc issued by Cook County, Illinois, Aaliyah claimed her age was 18 on the time of her marriage to the 27-year-old R&B star although she was truly 15. Her dad and mom later had the wedding annulled.
Deputy Communications Director of Cook County Clerk’s Office James Scalzitti confirmed the information to hitmusic.
“Our workplace coverage is that we can not share pictures of marriage certificates till 50 years from the date of the wedding have handed,” Scalzitti wrote in an e-mail. “However, we will verify the data. According to the wedding file, nonetheless: Robert S Kelly of Chicago DOB 1/eight/1967 and Aaliyah D Haughton of Chicago DOB 1/16/1976 received their marriage license on eight/30/1994 and had been married on eight/31/1994 in Rosemont, IL. Officiant was Elder Nathan J Edmond.”
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According to People, Demetrius Smith, Kelly’s former assistant, admitted he assist solid the wedding paperwork previous to their secret marriage ceremony inside a resort room. Smith additionally believed Aaliyah was pregnant on the time.
“Robert got here to me, we had been in Miami,” Smith mentioned. “Robert mentioned, ‘Man we received Aaliyah in bother’. Robert talked about to me that ‘I believe she’s pregnant’. That broke my coronary heart proper there as a result of I actually believed him when he mentioned that he wasn’t messing with Aaliyah … Once he informed me that I used to be confused.
“I used to be within the room after they received married. I’m not pleased with that. I had papers solid for them when Aaliyah was underaged. It was only a fast little ceremony, she didn’t have on a white costume he didn’t have on a tux. Just on daily basis put on. She appeared frightened and scared.”
A lady who participated within the documentary, Jovante Cunningham, alleges she noticed Kelly having intercourse with Aaliyah on a tour bus. However, Aaliyah’s mom, Diane Haughton, denies something like that ever occurred.
Night two of the Surviving R. Kelly collection airs Lifetime on Friday (January four).