“After the untimely death of my sister last year, it weighed on me heavily that this was something we needed to do. I ultimately made the decision to live the best life I can. I ended things because I didn’t want to compromise what true happiness was anymore. There are no hard feelings and I will love Jeff until the day I die!”
The twosome have two children together, son Jeffrey Rolle Jr., 23, and daughter, Jonia Rolle, 21. Kelly and Jeff have been together since she was 19. She says the split was mutual as they simply "grew apart." Jeff has served as Kelly's manager for years. The couple had their fair share of criticism while appearing on season 1 of "R&B Divas" as their cast mates (and viewers) called them confrontational and negative. The 41-year-old "Friend Of Mine" singer will indeed be singing about the break up, as good R&B singers always do. She said she'll be speaking to other women on her upcoming album, “Sing, Pray, Love Vol. 2: Pray,” out 2016.
Sidebar: Wow 23 years is a long time. They beat all kinds of Hollywood married records. Check out a throwback interview with Kelly Price back when she was did R& B Divas on TV One below.