‘The Notebook’ Inspired R. Kelly To Divorce His Wife
A lot of men would never admit to being emotionally moved by “The Notebook,” but not R. Kelly. The R&B singer said that he was so inspired by the movie that he decided to divorce his wife, realizing his own marriage couldn’t stand up to the standard set by Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams.
The singer made the admission in his new memoir, “Soulacoaster, The Diary of Me,” TMZ reported. He said that his decision to break up with former back-up dancer Andrea Kelly in 2009 came from his tearful realization after the movie completed.
“As the film credits started to roll, I couldn’t move. I burst into tears. People walking past me patted me on the back, trying to console me. ‘The Notebook’ was beautiful, and I was crying because its hero and heroine had died together.
But I was also crying because I remembered a Valentine’s Day — when a helicopter dropped a rainfall of roses — that had come and gone … My marriage had died. And there was nothing I could do to bring it back.”
It does come as a surprise to many that the marriage that withstood R. Kelly’s child pornography trial would be done in by Ryan Gosling’s acting, there apparently were many other signs that the union was doomed, MTV reported. Andrea was never comfortable with the idea of being a stay-at-home mother, the report said. The couple had also been through many fights, including one in which Mrs. Kelly threw her $50,000 wedding ring into a pond in the family’s backyard.