Monyetta Shaw, American actress and former fiancee to singer and songwriter, Neyo, took to Instagram to share a photo of her engagement ring and congratulatory messages have been pouring in since then.
Gabrielle Union, Keri Hilson, Michelle Williams and a number of other celebrities congratulated her.
Recall that Neyo and Monyetta were engaged and she has two kids with him. After the birth of their son, Neyo said he didn’t want any more children and they both agreed to undergo sterilization.
Monyetta Shaw had her Fallopian tubes tied. However, Neyo did not get a vasectomy as agreed and two months to their wedding, he broke up with Monyetta and got another woman, Crystal, pregnant, leaving Monyetta unable to have kids. But that didn’t stop both women from being best of friends.
At the time, Monyetta said it was the biggest regret of her life.
She said after the release of her book titled Bigger Than Me: “My fiancé, Shaffer Chimere Smith (better known as R&B artist Ne-Yo), was right by my side, holding my hand the entire time. The doctor must have asked us eight times if this was what we wanted. Each time, we both replied yes.
“Sterilization was something Ne-Yo and I discussed thoroughly in the months leading up to the baby’s delivery.
“We had a daughter, Madilyn, in 2010, and two children seemed like more than enough for the both of us. Ne-Yo also agreed to undergo a vasectomy to show our mutual commitment to the relationship.”
Neyo went on to impregnate and get married to Crystal Renay Smith.
As for Monyetta, it appears she has found love again in spite of her past with Neyo.
Maintaining a relationship with a partner’s ex might seem outlandish, but for many blended families it is standard practice.
For Crystal Smith, wife of singer/songwriter Ne-Yo, combing families was not an immediate connection.
She and his ex, Monyetta Shaw, recently opened up about the process they went through to become friends.
During a conversation with each other, the women shared details on the beginnings of their relationship. Both have two children with their common romantic partner. The ladies got on Instagram Live, answering questions from followers about marriage, parenting, and other related subjects.
Both Smith and Shaw agree they started off rocky, however, as the new woman in the picture, Smith reached out to clear the air.
“She was still going through her emotions, and when I saw them two arguing to a point that I was not comfortable with them arguing with, a lot of people don’t know, I be riding for Mo, she knows,” remarked Smith. “I didn’t like a certain situation, and so I DM you [Mo] for the first time like ‘Aye, let’s just meet up, and let’s figure this out because I don’t like the energy, and I don’t want that to be associated with me and your children.’”
She continued, “I think it’s just better if you are the new person coming to kind of be mature about it, and even if you see the other person has a resistance, be understanding to their feelings because guess what? It could happen to you.”
She also shared during the social media vent session how she approaches their marital issues, especially in front of the children.
“One thing, I mean as the world knows, when me and my husband was going through it, one thing I never did was cry in front of my children, or talk about it in front of my children, so they didn’t know anything, it was like nothing ever happened,” Smith said.
She added, “I made that a point because how they feel about their mother and father’s relationship is very important. You just gotta, go in the closet and cry, get in the shower, do what you gotta do to get your stuff out, but don’t let your children see that, and that’s good parenting.”
Recently, the married couple made headlines after Ne-Yo filed for divorce, however, since COVID-19 has caused a global quarantine, the two have seemingly worked things out and contained staying married.