Kelly Price is having a divorce from her husband, Jeffrey Rolle, Sr., after 23 years of marriage together. The divorce may represent a difficult time for the popular gospel and R&B singer, but Price is staying strong. United Press International News reported this Friday, July 24, 2015, that although some found the sudden breakup after all of this time to be a major surprise, others close to the star apparently “saw it coming” in advance.
Talk about a summer of strain, speculation, and divorce among major couples under the celebrity limelight. First fans heard that Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner were splitting up, and shortly afterwards, that country music power couple Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert had called it quits. Now, in the R&B genre, singer Kelly Price is going separate ways from her longtime husband, Rolle, Sr.
Some stars may offer lengthy explanations or statements regarding major news like this, but Price confirmed the split to fans briefly and candidly this week. The talented singer said that after 23 years together, she and Rolle, Sr. will end their marriage. One of the most challenging aspects of the separation is not simply between the “Take Me to a Dream” star and her husband, but how their children will react. Kelly and Jeffrey share a son and daughter, 21-year-old Jonia Rolle and her older brother, 23-year-old Jeffrey Rolle, Jr., and are keeping them in mind during the legal proceedings.
What might have sparked the gospel singer to reflect on her life and the breakdown of her marriage? According to The Spread It News, the untimely death of her sister just last year prompted Kelly Price to consider what she was doing with her time — and who she was spending it with. Ultimately, the star said that she needed to make some serious life changes.
It does not appear that infidelity, cheating, or any controversial issues are leading to the couple’s divorce after 23 years. Price said that she has ultimately just fallen “out of love” with Rolle, Sr., who was not only her husband, but R&B music manager for many years.
In the divorce statement, Price noted that her husband will also be stepping down from his manager and co-worker in her music and burgeoning photography business. Kelly is known to have sung vocals for a great number of famous stars and singers, including R. Kelly, Aretha Franklin, and Mariah Carey. She said,
“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!”
Some fans are indeed saddened by the Kelly Price divorce news following 23 years together. However, it is hinted that the gospel singer will share her feelings and emotions on the breakup in a new album, “Sing, Pray, Love Volume 2: Pray.” The two were said by some to have had a close and strong relationship, while others claimed they have been having problems for a long time. Do you have any commentary on Price’s revelation? Despite these personal struggles, fans can no doubt continue to find comfort and strength in her powerful voice and spiritual songs.