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04th Jul 2012

R. Kelly: I Divorced My Wife After Watching The Notebook

To us, it's one of the most romantic stories ever to hit the big screen. But to R. Kelly, 'The Notebook' served as inspiration to leave his wife!

Rebecca McKnight

Personally, we think of  ‘The Notebook’ was one of the best date movies in the past decade, provided you’re wearing waterproof mascara. 

Apparently it’s not a great choice if you’re married to R. Kelly, though.

The ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ singer has just released his memoir ‘Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me’, and in it he admits that watching Noah and Allie’s epic love story inspired him to leave his wife. Ouch.

Kelly wrote; ‘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.’ 

He went on to call the movie ‘beautiful’, saying; ‘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.’

‘The Notebook’. Breaking hearts since 2004.