R. Kelly’s Ex-Girlfriend Dominique Gardner Is Reportedly Pregnant
Dominique Gardner has proven there is life after surviving R. Kelly. Gardner, who was one of R. Kelly’s live-in girlfriends until last year, is now possibly pregnant. Her mother, Michelle Kramer seemed to reveal the news on social media Friday. She shared a photo of her and Gardner with Black Ink Crew: Chicago Van Johnson.
She later changed her caption after fans assumed Johnson was the father.
The father of the child hasn’t been announced.
Gardner, who first had sexual contact with R. Kelly when she was a 17, and Kramer made headlines after Kramer told Gardner’s story on Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly earlier this year. Gardner met the singer through another R. Kelly fan on MySpace in 2009. She ended up living with him for years until Kramer came and rescued her.
Kramer is known for infamously going to get her daughter from a hotel where she was staying with Kelly and other women who were described as his girlfriends. Kramer revealed Gardner later returned to the singer before leaving again for good.
Gardner also spoke on her life with R. Kelly in an interview in March.
“I loved him to death. But he needs help. Who doesn’t need help? I am just not about to spread lies about him… I wouldn’t even say ‘mind games.’ It was jut the fact that he tried to break me. I couldn’t be broken. He wanted that control over me, and I wouldn’t give him that power. So he figured, like, if I don’t give her food, she’ll come around. Nope. I’d rather die than come around and give you my soul.”
“I couldn’t even have a drink without his permission. I’m a grown woman, and I’ve gotta ask you if I want a drink? Everything you do, you have to ask him. That’s not living, that’s not normal. I’ve got to ask to use the bathroom? Are you serious? I’m about to pee myself if I can’t get in contact with you. What is this?”
She said at one point R. Kelly even got physical.
“He grabbed me and he pulled my hair out, and I had, like, patches torn from my hair. [I] felt as [if] we disrespected him or disobeyed him, it’s like a parent when your children go against your word.”
It looks like she’s been able to find love after her experience.
Congrats to Dominique!