Congratulations seem to be in order for R. Kelly and Joycelyn Savage as the pair reportedly welcomed baby girl, Ava Lee Kelly to the world on December 8th!
Savage took to Instagram announcing the news, revealing the first pics of her daughter with the 55-year-old disgraced performer.
The post read, “My baby girl Ava when you were born , my whole world shined so bright. I knew that it was no longer about me anymore it was about us .”
“Though the world is cold ,” she continued. “I promise to always protect you . I am so happy to be your mother & you bring me so much joy . 12.08.22.”
Hollywood Unlocked previously reported that Savage announced her pregnancy via an 11-page memoir entitled, “Love and Joy of Robert.” The memoir was released in August of this year. The “I’m A Flirt,” singer stated, per the popular entertainment news outlet that, she found out about her pregnancy shortly after Kelly surprised her with an engagement ring and marriage proposal. This was prior to Kelly’s 30-year prison sentence.
Kelly’s lawyers deny that he is the father and his attorney, told TMZ, at the time of the announcement, that Savage was “certainly not pregnant with” her client’s child and that “people are just insane.”
Savage has held firm to the fact that R. Kelly is the father of her child and in her memoir she is quoted saying, “… I began expecting severe morning sickness and was unsure what was wrong with my body. I thought I had contracted COVID-19, but the most amazing news of all was that I was expecting.”
The 29-year-old continued, “It was a happy day but an incomplete time in my life. Today I am grateful to God for giving me the most precious gift. Robert is extremely excited about the news that I am having a baby and feels sad that Robert will not be able to be here with us.”
Either way, Ava Lee Kelly is truly one adorable baby and we cannot wait to see more pictures of her as she grows!
Photo Credit(s)/Featured Image: Joycelyn Savage Instagram