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I’ve never seen “The Notebook” and as a result of this latest foolishness from R. Kelly I will continue to avoid seeing the film which everyone around me—male or female—has admitted caused them to have a full blown emotional breakdown. Though the most I’ve gotten from friends was that the film made them cry (somewhat uncontrollably), Kells said it made him get a divorce.

In his new memoir, “Soulacoaster,” R. Kelly claims that seeing the love between the two main characters in the flick was too much for him to handle as he recognized that there was no romance in his 12-year marriage. He wrote:

“As the film credits started to roll, I couldn’t move. I burst into tears. People walking past me patted me on the back, trying to console me. ‘The Notebook’ was beautiful, and I was crying because its hero and heroine had died together.

“But I was also crying because I remembered a Valentine’s Day — when a helicopter dropped a rainfall of roses — that had come and gone … My marriage had died. And there was nothing I could do to bring it back.”

That man can tell a story can’t he? What I love even more than this news is the response Andrea Kelly gave to TMZabout his recollection of things:

“[The movie] came out in 2004 and we saw it together.  Our divorce wasn’t finalized until 2009 so it’s impossible that the movie could have been the reason for our relationship ending. We had been separated for 6 years at that point! The movie definitely did not end our relationship!”

If you watch “Hollywood Exes,” you know how animated Andrea is so I can only imagine how she sounded saying that. Whether ‘The Notebook’ was R. Kelly’s “aha moment” or not I guess we’ll never truly know. I’m more shocked that allegations of him peeing on teenage girls didn’t end their marriage but to each his own.

Brande Victorian is the news and operations editor for madamenoire.com. Follow her on twitter @Be_Vic.

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