Kelly Price Divorce: Jeffrey Rolle And R&B Diva To Divorce After 23 Years
A Kelly Price divorce news has surprised many fans of the R&B and gospel star, but others claimed that they saw it coming. In a brief statement, Price revealed that she is ending her marriage with Jeffrey Rolle, Sr. after 23 years.
After 23 years together, Kelly Price plans to divorce Jeffrey Rolle, Sr. The “Take Me to a Dream” singer issued a brief statement explaining that while it is hard to split from the father of her two children – Jeffrey Rolle Jr., 23, and Jonia Rolle, 21 – it is time to move one.
The songwriter said that the passing of her sister in 2014 pushed her to take a real look at her life and to make some changes. Kelly Price added that there was no cheating involved, she simply grew out of love with her spouse and longtime manager.
According to the statement, Rolle, who is an artist manager and the owner of a photography business, will no longer work for Price. The diva, who has sang back up for Mariah Carey, Faith Evans, Aretha Franklin, Brian McKnight, SWV and R. Kelly exclusively told AlwaysAList.com:
“After the untimely death of my sister last year, it weighed on me heavily that this was something we needed to do. I ultimately made the decision to live the best life I can. I ended things because I didn’t want to compromise what true happiness was anymore.There are no hard feelings and I will love Jeff until the day I die!”
Kelly Price’s divorce will be tackled on her upcoming album, Sing, Pray, Love Vol. 2: Pray, which will be released next year. Many supporters of Price are baffled by the news, mainly because she began dating Rolle when she was 19 years old, and the pair had stayed away from scandals.
However, others claimed that they are not surprised by the news after watching Price and Rolle on the reality series R&B Divas. The program airs on TV One.
While on the show, the husband and wife were seen as a negative and toxic pair, who often fought with each other and with other people. Many fans have taken to the Internet to give Price some unsolicited advice. Few commentators say she should move on with her life to find happiness, while others told her to reconsider her decision.
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