An Update On R. Kelly’s Former Live-In Girlfriend, Azriel Clary, From ‘Surviving R. Kelly’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Joycelyn Savage and Azriel Clary

Lifetime aired the ultimate a part of its docuseries, Surviving R. Kelly II: The Reckoning on Jan. 4. The second installment of the investigative piece chronicled the aftermath of what the unique docuseries prompted for Kelly’s alleged victims and the present standing of his pending prison instances for intercourse crimes.

Joycelyn Savage and Azriel Clary
Joycelyn Savage (L) and Azriel Clary 2019 | Scott Olson/Getty Images

Among the subjects explored had been the standing of his live-in girlfriends, Joycelyn Savage and Azriel Clary’s relationships with their households. While Savage has not made contact together with her household as they wished, the sequence revealed that Clary and her household have reunited after 4 lengthy years of no contact. 

Azriel Clary was certainly one of R. Kelly’s live-in Girlfriends for 4 years

Clary first met Kelly when she was 17-years-old. Her mother and father took her to a jazz live performance in Florida as a approach to increase her morale following a depressive episode that landed the younger woman in a psychological hospital. On the recommendation of a therapist, the Clary’s took their daughter to the live performance in hopes to encourage her, as she was an aspiring singer.

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At some level in the course of the present, Kelly made contact with Clary. She knowledgeable her mother and father later that Clary wished to groom her into his artist and work on music together with her. They agreed underneath the promise of Kelly that an grownup can be current with their daughter always, whether or not that be somebody from the Clary household or an grownup from Kelly’s camp.

Over the following 12 months, Clary traveled backwards and forwards from her residence state in Florida to touring with Kelly. Her mother and father had been underneath the impression that Kelly was exhibiting her the ropes of the music trade when actually, Kelly and Clary had been in a relationship. The Clary’s declare that when Azriel turned 18, all communication between them and their daughter stopped. 

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The Clary’s later found that Kelly had initiated sexual contact with Azriel a number of days after they met in Florida, whereas she was nonetheless underage. The docuseries offered statements from the Clary household, different alleged Kelly victims, their households, in addition to accounts from Kelly’s internal circle claiming that the singer ran a intercourse cult stuffed with abuse, manipulation, and isolation of his victims – together with Clary. 

Azriel Clary has reunited together with her household following his arrest 

The Clary’s claimed that that they had not had contact with Azriel in 4 years and that she was underneath strict watch and management of Kelly. Following the discharge of the preliminary sequence, Kelly, Clary and one other live-in girlfriend appeared on CBS This Morning of their first televised interview with Gayle King.

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Kelly confirmed that he was in a relationship with each ladies however denied that they had been being held in opposition to their will. He alleged that the Clary and Savage households had been utilizing their daughters to extort him by making allegations of abuse. 

Both Clary and Savage fiercely defended Kelly. Clary particularly refuted claims that she ever wished a profession in singing and that her mother and father compelled her to pursue music. She additionally corroborated Kelly’s claims that her mother and father had been attempting to extort him. Clary additionally mentioned that it was her alternative to stay distant from her household. She and Savage continued to help him. 

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Things started to alter in December 2019. YouTube vlogger Tasha Ok claimed to have been in fixed communication with the Clary household. Tasha alleged that the household was lastly in ongoing communication with their daughter and dealing on a plan to assist her escape Kelly’s alleged management. 

TMZ reported that Clary moved out of the Chicago rental she shared with Kelly and Savage. She’s returned to her household in Florida and in line with her father, “she is taking an independent role and taking control of her life as an independent woman.”

Clary created social media accounts and lately shared that she’s pursuing music. For the primary time in over 4 years, Clary posted a video to her Instagram web page on Christmas Day belting out a vacation basic. 

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The docuseries remaining episode additionally confirmed that the Clary’s have been reunited. Despite excessive hardships they suffered following the airing of the unique sequence – together with a pressure on the Clary’s marriage and Azriel’s mom struggling an emotional breakdown – they’re on the trail to therapeutic.

She appears to be prepared to maneuver ahead and should quickly inform her story. 

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She posted a photograph to Instagram asking for prayers for her household. Clary, nevertheless, remains to be supporting Kelly via his trial. 

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