Joycelyn Savage has welcomed her first child with incarcerated R&B crooner R. Kelly.
Savage, 26, posted a photo of her newborn baby girl on Instagram, with the caption, “Ava Lee Kelly 12.08.22.”
Savage revealed in August that she was expecting a child with the singer, we previously reported. Savage spilled the tea in her new tell-all memoir, “Love and Joy of Robert.” In one of the excerpts from the 11-page-long book, Savage writes that she found out about the joyful news after Kelly sent her an engagement ring to her home shortly after being sentenced to 30 years in prison for sex trafficking and racketeering.
Savage recalled experiencing morning sickness, which she initially suspected were Covid-related symptoms. But a pregnancy test later determined that she had a bun in the oven, which she described as the “most amazing news.”
“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,” Savage writes in the memoir.
Kelly’s lawyer, Jennifer Bonjean, initially denied her pregnancy claims.
“There is no truth to reports that Joy is releasing a tell-all memoir and she is certainly not pregnant with R Kelly’s child. People are just insane. Carry on,” Bonjean tweeted, as reported by MadameNoire.
Kelly has been locked up for over a year so it remains unclear how was the child conceived.