It looks like convicted singer R. Kelly is engaged.
In court documents obtained by TMZ, Joycelyn Savage revealed their engagement before his sentencing more than a week ago.
In the papers dated June 13, Savage wrote to Judge Ann Donnelly, “I’m Robert Kelly’s fiancé (sic). I’m writing this letter in support of Robert in advance of his sentencing.”
While many view her as an alleged victim of Kelly’s, she insisted, “I’m not the victim that the government has portrayed me to be… Robert and I are deeply in love and it breaks my heart that the government has created a narrative that I’m a victim. I’m a grown woman, and can speak for myself which is why I wanted to provide this letter to the court.”
Savage described Kelly as “very sweet, gentle, and kind.” She added, “Robert’s an all-around incredible person.”
Savage’s family was unaware of the couple’s engagement. Her parents’ lawyer Gerald Griggs told TMZ that the family “strongly doubts” that there is an engagement.
According to Griggs, Savage and her parents haven’t spoken since she got into a relationship with Kelly years ago. Their relationship was documented in Lifetime’s 2019 documentary “Surviving R. Kelly.”
That same year, Savage defended her "very strong" relationship with Kelly during an interview with "CBS This Morning's" Gayle King. She insisted that she was "absolutely" in love with him.
Kelly was previously acquitted on child pornography charges in 2008, and is facing more charges in other states. According to The Associated Press, he has pleaded not guilty to sex-related charges in Illinois and Minnesota. No trial dates have been set in those cases.