Posted June 11, 2014 by Marie-D in Entertainment News

R. Kelly’s Child Comes Out As Transgender


R. Kelly’s youngest child Jaya Kelly, revealed on his Ask.fm page that he is transgender and will now go by the name of Jay Kelly.

His mother Andrea Kelly, (who stars on Hollywood Exes) have been supporting him through it all. He shared:


[My mom] was like, ‘Baby, you know I love you if you were bi, gay, [lesbian], you name it and I would still love you so much,’” he said.

“She was very proud of me. I was like, ‘Thank you, Mum, for accepting the fact that I’m a transgender.’ And same with my sister, she told me that she was proud of me and respects me by calling me handsome and calling me her little brother now, and I love her for that.’


The 13-year-old received words of encouragement and support from friends and strangers on his social media accounts.

No comment from R.Kelly on Jay’s announcement.