Polk County native who lived with R. Kelly posts photos with family, begins ‘healing process’

Polk County

Azriel Clary, a woman who lived in Chicago with R&B singer R. Kelly, leaves Brooklyn federal court following his arraignment, Friday, Aug. 2, 2019 in New York. Kelly faces charges he sexually abused women and girls. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Polk County native Azriel Clary, one of R. Kelly’s ex-girlfriends, posted reunion photos with her family on Instagram Monday.

“Surprise! Let the healing process begin,” the caption reads. “Love yall [sic] and thank y’all. I even thank everyone who follows me… because you all believed in me when I could not believe for myself.”

The post includes the tag #movingontobetterdays and #ontherunwithazriel.

Clary goes on to say, “P.S – everyone will be posting there [sic] own fav photos so make sure y’all follow the family!”

The 22-year-old doesn’t explicitly say in the post she is back in Polk County, but she has reunited with her family.

Staci DaSilva, from 8 On Your Side’s Polk County Bureau, spoke with Clary’s father on the phone. He declined to comment when exactly his daughter reunited with them but did say, “there’s still more to fight.” He also added, “keep praying.”

Clary’s mother Alice sat down with 8 On Your Side’s Melissa Marino last January to make an emotional plea for her daughter’s return after not speaking to her for four years.

R. Kelly is facing numerous sex crime charges. He is the center of docuseries “Surviving R. Kelly,” which highlights allegations by women saying they were involved in an abusive, cult-like relationship with the singer.

This is a developing story, please check back for updates.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Top Videos

Gasparilla arrests

Thumbnail for the video titled "Gasparilla arrests"

Dog dies after being shot by Hillsborough Co. deputy

Thumbnail for the video titled "Dog dies after being shot by Hillsborough Co. deputy"

Family float

Thumbnail for the video titled "Family float"

Gaspy vendor

Thumbnail for the video titled "Gaspy vendor"

Florida administrator selected to lead Providence schools

Thumbnail for the video titled "Florida administrator selected to lead Providence schools"

Children's book author pens new book about Gasparilla

Thumbnail for the video titled "Children's book author pens new book about Gasparilla"

Gasparilla Safety

Thumbnail for the video titled "Gasparilla Safety"

Web Extra

Thumbnail for the video titled "Web Extra"

Gasparilla pirates invade local hospitals

Thumbnail for the video titled "Gasparilla pirates invade local hospitals"

Pirate ship themed cruise set to make maiden voyage on Gasparilla

Thumbnail for the video titled "Pirate ship themed cruise set to make maiden voyage on Gasparilla"

Storm team 8 Forecast: Cooler and drier today with a lot of sunshine

Thumbnail for the video titled "Storm team 8 Forecast: Cooler and drier today with a lot of sunshine"

Leigh Spann interviews 2020 Grand marshal Gasparilla Pirate Fest WWE superstar ‘Batista’

Thumbnail for the video titled "Leigh Spann interviews 2020 Grand marshal Gasparilla Pirate Fest WWE superstar ‘Batista’"
More Local News

Trending Stories

get the app

News App

Weather App

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss