R. Kelly Says The Notebook Caused His Divorce, Allegedly Frequents Movie Theaters Alone
If you didn't cry while watching The Notebook with your girlfriend, you're a heartless bastard.
The film, based on a Nicholas Sparks novel, is one of the sweetest, most romantic movies ever produced. Touching enough that it moved R. Kelly to tears.
But the R&B crooner and accused pee fetishist wasn't bawling because the flick reminded him of his own passionate love story. Rather, Kelly was crying because that's when it hit him that his marriage sucked.
That's right. According to TMZ, R. Kelly says The Notebook triggered his 2009 divorce from former back-up dancer Andrea Kelly.
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"As the film credits started to roll, I couldn't move," Kelly writes in his new memoir, Soulacoaster, which TMZ partially summarizes.
"I burst into tears. People walking past me patted me on the back, trying to console me," he continues, suggesting he was alone at the theater watching a Nick Cassavetes movie, which is incredibly creepy in its own right.
"The Notebook was beautiful, and I was crying because its hero and heroine had died together."
It was at that very moment, Kelly says, when he realized his marriage was a sham and would never stand the test of time.
"My marriage had died. And there was nothing I could do to bring it back."
Call us crazy, but we would've guessed the marriage died sometime around 2002, when Kelly was indicted on 21 counts of sex with a minor.
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