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 stated “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 though she was really 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 TR1LL.
“Our office policy is that we cannot share images of marriage certificates until 50 years from the date of the marriage have passed,” Scalzitti wrote in an electronic mail. “However, we can confirm the information. According to the marriage record, however: Robert S Kelly of Chicago DOB 1/8/1967 and Aaliyah D Haughton of Chicago DOB 1/16/1976 got their marriage license on 8/30/1994 and were married on 8/31/1994 in Rosemont, IL. Officiant was Elder Nathan J Edmond.”
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See the cast marriage certificates between Aaliyah and R. Kelly from when she was 15-years-old // hyperlink in bio ⬆️ for particulars
According to People, Demetrius Smith, Kelly’s former assistant, admitted he assist cast the wedding paperwork previous to their secret marriage ceremony inside a lodge room. Smith additionally believed Aaliyah was pregnant on the time.
“Robert came to me, we were in Miami,” Smith stated. “Robert stated, ‘Man we got Aaliyah in trouble’. Robert talked about to me that ‘I think she’s pregnant’. That broke my coronary heart proper there as a result of I actually believed him when he stated that he wasn’t messing with Aaliyah … Once he advised me that I used to be puzzled.
“I was in the room when they got married. I’m not proud of that. I had papers forged for them when Aaliyah was underaged. It was just a quick little ceremony, she didn’t have on a white dress he didn’t have on a tux. Just every day wear. She looked worried 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 sequence airs by way of Lifetime on Friday (January 4).