Drea Kelly, R. Kelly ex-wife, has reacted to the singer's guilty verdict.
"I feel that my heart is in two places," she said after yesterday's verdict. "My heart definitely goes out to the survivors and the courage that it takes to come forward and tell the story, but my heart breaks as a mother because this is now the legacy that my children will have to deal with and their children's children," she said.
Drea continued, "At the end of the day, you cannot walk away from your bloodline. I have the ability to separate and distance myself from it, but his blood runs through my children's veins and it's part of their DNA and they couldn't escape it even if they wanted to. So it's very difficult for me to sit in that position."
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She adds, "I can only speak of my journey as his ex-wife and a survivor and an advocate, but I think that goes for any child. It doesn't matter if your parents have a problem with drug addiction - you are still going to love them because they are a part of your DNA, you share blood with them. "