R.Kelly‘s longtime girlfriend, Azriel Clary, was spotted moving out of the singer’s infamous Trump Tower condo, amidst the singer’s ongoing legal woes.
According to TMZ, sources state that the 21-year-old Clary got her own place in Kelly’s hometown, Chicago, and she no longer plans to live alongside Kelly’s other live-in girlfriend, 23-year-old Joycelyn Savage. The media outlet also states that although Clary still supports Kelly, she wanted to “distance herself,” from the drama surrounding his case, and roommate Savage’s most recent social media drama.
Clary’s plans post-Kelly are to focus on her singing and acting career, TMZ also reports. It’s also been stated that the aspiring entertainer is currently making ends meet through various jobs, including modeling and an alleged TV project.
Earlier this year, Clary’s family, who accused Kelly of recruiting the young woman into a “sex cult,” claimed they hadn’t seen their daughter in years. Clary’s family had plans to meet her at Kelly’s Trump Tower condo, but the meeting was cancelled at Clary’s request, Steve Greenberg, R.Kelly’s lawyer, stated.
Clary’s father, Angelo, also told TMZ that he “would do anything,” to get Clary out of Kelly’s Trump Tower residence, even if it meant expensing a new place himself. So far it hasn’t been revealed whether or not Clary’s father is responsible for her move, but it does appear to be a step in the right direction, in terms of reuniting with her family.
As for Kelly, the disgraced R&B singer recently made headlines again, after The New York Times reported that he was being charged with bribing an Illinois government employee in August 1994, to obtain a fake ID for a then 15-year-old Aaliyah. The purpose of the ID was so that Kelly could wed the late singer, whose marriage license incorrectly listed her as 18. The marriage was eventually annulled.