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The Notebook Made R. Kelly Get Divorced

HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 21: Singer R. Kelly performs onstage at FOX's 'The X Factor' Top 3 Live Performance Show on December 21, 2011 in Hollywood, California. THE X FACTOR Finale airs Wed., Dec. 21 and Thurs., Dec. 22 on FOX. (Photo by Ray Mickshaw/FOX via Getty Images)

How did R. Kelly realize that he was incompatible with his ex-wife of twelve years, Andrea? You may have your own theories, but Kelly has an explanation that beats them all: In his new book Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me, Kelly reveals that a screening of the classic Gosling-McAdams romantic weepie The Notebook forced him to come to terms with his failing marriage. "As the film credits started to roll, I couldn't move," writes the singer. "I burst into tears. People walking past me patted me on the back, trying to console me. The Notebook was beautiful, and I was crying because its hero and heroine had died together. But I was also crying because ... my marriage had died. And there was nothing I could do to bring it back." Ryan Gosling himself warned us that this might happen!

Photo: Ray Mickshaw/FOX