Wednesday 04 July 4:55 p.m.
R. KELLY broke down in tears after
watching RYAN GOSLING's romantic drama THE NOTEBOOK because the movie made him
realise the magic in his 12-year marriage had disappeared.
R Kelly got married in 1996 and admits
the emotionally-charged film helped him decide to file for divorce, as his own
relationship paled in comparison to the everlasting love he saw onscreen.
Detailing his decision in his new memoir, Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me,
he writes, "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
"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."
The star divorced Andrea Kelly, the mother of
his three children, in 2009. She is now a castmember on new U.S. reality
show Hollywood Exes, alongside the former wives of Prince, Will Smith and Eddie