5 things about Andrea Kelly She was born Andrea Danyell Lee in Chicago in 1974 She began her career as a dancer and choreographer In the 90s, she landed a gig as one of R. Kelly's backup dancers and became one of his key choreographers She and Kelly wed in 1996 and had three kids. The couple divorced in 2009. In 2012, she starred in the VH1 reality series "Hollywood Exes"