Troubled R+B superstar R. KELLY is dating former American Idol finalist TRENYCE COBBINS, according to reports. The couple has been carrying out a secret long-distance relationship since April last year (07) after meeting through a mutual friend - both jetting across the country to spend time together. A source tells America's Star magazine, "He was drawn to her immediately. He loves it when someone is both talented andbeautiful and Trenyce is definitely that." Kelly, 40 is currently promoting his new album Double Up and awaiting his May (08) trial on 14 counts of having sex with a minor. Cobbins, 27, reached the finals of the second season of American Idol.