Joycelyn Savage, the American music protégée who claimed to be the fiancée of R. Kelly, was born on 22 July 1995 and so is 27 years old.
Savage was only 19 when she started dating the legendary musician, who was at the time in his late 40s. Needless to say, their relationship raised a lot of eyebrows. The lady’s parents even dragged Kelly to court over their daughter, but the couple still held on to their relationship until Kelly was recently sentenced to jail.
How Old Is Joycelyn Savage Now?
Joycelyn Savage was born on the 22nd of July 1995, and her current age is 27. The Atlanta, Georgia native is the daughter of Timothy Savage and his wife, Jonjelyn Savage. She has a younger sister whose identity is not known.
How Old was Joycelyn Savage when she was with R. Kelly
According to earlier reports from The Sun, Joycelyn Savage was only 17 when she was first linked with singer R. Kelly. However, her parents came up to refute the reports, claiming that their daughter had already clocked 19 when she met the R&B singer for the first time. Their first meeting occurred at a concert where Kelly invited her backstage.
The second time that R. Kelly met Joycelyn was in 2015 at her parents’ boutique, and according to the couple, the singer was already monitoring their daughter then. This happened when Joycelyn just enrolled in college, and as their daughter was aspiring to be a musician, Timothy and Jonjelyn thought that R. Kelly was just interested in the girl in a professional capacity. However, the reverse turned out to be the case.
After Joycelyn Savage was nowhere to be found in her college dormitory, she was later traced to the R&B singer’s house, where they had already started cohabiting. Finding out that their daughter had dropped out of college, Jonjelyn and Timothy tried convincing her to go back to school, but she refused.
The couple who were convinced that R. Kelly brainwashed Joycelyn and was holding her forcefully employed the services of attorneys Leif Howard and Gerald A Griggs, but she came out in an interview to claim that she is safe and happy with her man. Savage told her parents to desist from searching for her as it was an embarrassment to her person.
What is the Age Difference Between Joycelyn Savage and R. Kelly?
Going by what we could sieve from reports, Joycelyn Savage was born on the 22nd of July 1995, and R. Kelly’s date of birth reads January 8, 1967. What this means is that R. Kelly is more than 28 years older than Joycelyn. To put it succinctly, they were born almost three decades apart.
Another glaring fact about the couple’s relationship is that the R&B Singer was already approaching middle age when he first met the then 19-year-old Joycelyn and still had no qualms about dating her despite their generational age gap.
Joycelyn and Kelly’s Alleged Engagement
Joycelyn Savage’s alleged engagement with the music superstar first came to the fore after AllHipHop obtained a court document where the music protégée claimed to be engaged to Kelly. She wrote a letter to the presiding judge, Ann Donnelly, making a plea for leniency in the singer’s sentencing, and in the note, she stated that Kelly is her fiancé.
Going on in her letter, Savage said Kelly has been amazing in her relationship with him, describing the Storm is over-crooner as the best thing that ever happened in her life. They enjoy a special connection and are head over heels in love with each other, Joycelyn said. She concluded by stating that she would continue to support him because she loves him.
However, in recent times, Savage seems to be hinting that she has a confession to make.
What Kelly’s Incarceration Would Mean for His Engagement With Savage?
After being found guilty of charges bordering on child pornography by the court, R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison which he is currently serving. This only means that by the time he comes out of jail, the music superstar would be around 85.
Now, the question begging for an answer is, what does this mean for his engagement with Savage? Will a man in his mid-80s who has just spent three decades in prison custody be willing to enter into a marriage contract with any woman? The answers to these questions are yet to be revealed, but time, as they say, will tell.