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Ne-Yo and fiancee are expecting again

mony-300x256Ne-Yo and his longtime lady love Monyetta Shaw are expecting a second child and plan to tie the knot, Us magazine reports.

The R&B star and Atlanta boutique owner are the parents of Madilyn Grace, born last November.

Shaw has been making appearances with Ne-Yo in Atlanta for some time now. Last spring, for example, we visited with them at Opera nightclub where Ne-Yo’s foundation was holding a Mother’s Day brunch event to salute foster mothers throughout the state.

Ne-Yo’s mother, Loraine Smith, was there of course, and she seemed to want Monyetta included in all the activities. We recall her saying, “Monyetta, come join us on the red carpet!”

Monyetta Shaw, at the opening night party of her boutique. Photo by David Barrack

Monyetta Shaw, at the opening night party of her boutique. Photo by David Barrack

Here’s a link to that story.

Earlier this year the couple opened Buckhead boutique Emerlyn & Ester, named after their grandmothers. An opening night party drew a fashionable crowd including Vivica A. Fox, Omar “Slim” White; Elene Cassis, Stacey Weiss, Jessica Dauler and Lisa Rayner.

Here’s the link to that story.

Best wishes to the couple and parents-to-be, again.

- Jennifer Brett/The Buzz/jbrett@ajc.com

39 comments Add your comment

MsJ

September 19th, 2011
7:14 pm

I went to high school with Monyetta in Shreveport, LA. I am glad to see she is doing well in all her endeavors. Best of luck to both of them!

stilldefiant

September 19th, 2011
7:54 pm

Congrats to them

atlgal

September 19th, 2011
7:56 pm

I guess hes not gay afterall..Congrats

Atl_Finest

September 19th, 2011
8:11 pm

I have a gay cousin was married & had 4 kids. His wife finally had enough of him cheating with men so she finally divorced him. My cuz is a very professional man who run a charter school & he is a preacher. In his line of work having a wife is almost as important as having a degree. Please don’t think cause someone is having kids they are not gay. Gay people want kids just like straight people do.

ab

September 19th, 2011
8:38 pm

Good grief last 2 posters, try and be positive!!

DC Finest

September 19th, 2011
8:39 pm

At Atl_Finest–Spoken like a true gay male. I respect a gay person who is open, honest and confident in self. No one really needs to know anyone else’s business. What I don’t care for is ‘down low’ people who make their choices yet force those choices on others, leaving them with no choice of their own. If anyone knows the status of a down low man/woman and they CHOOSE to stay and participate in the cover up and facade; that’s fine. However, not having the choice and having lives affected and potentially devasttaed is not cool. Get over the stigma, come out of the closet, live free and not under pretentions! It’s very selfish to force your choices on others and the choice I am taling about is staying in the closet, keeping up images and etc.

Ron

September 19th, 2011
9:07 pm

What is a Ne-Yo and who the heck cares?

Rich Black

September 19th, 2011
9:08 pm

Who are these people, I have never heard of them?

ab

September 19th, 2011
9:10 pm

2 idiots that post on people they claim not to know. Why the effort, you have to log in etc…

Rich Black

September 19th, 2011
9:13 pm

Idiots? I posted because I am wondering why they are in the news when I have never heard of them.

jesse

September 19th, 2011
9:16 pm

GOD BLESS YOU TWO KEEP HIM FRIST

Rich Black

September 19th, 2011
9:20 pm

OK, I’ve read up on them and now i am wondering why anyone would care about these two people.

Rich Black

September 19th, 2011
9:41 pm

2 ugly people.. 2 ugly kids.

geico62

September 19th, 2011
10:09 pm

Neyo is getting it in quick. He is keeping his legacy going, but he may not marry her.

sha

September 20th, 2011
7:16 am

This is world is very sad, I can not see why people are being negative, Please save yourselves before christ return. All the Best to you Ne-yo and your Fiance!!!!!

whiteboy

September 20th, 2011
7:17 am

If Rich was smart enough to know he was stupid…he wouldn’t be as stupid…lol!

Nonia

September 20th, 2011
7:42 am

Yawn……… another Usher and Tamika scenario and i’m not hating, just hope Monyetta gets paid and takes care of these kids when it’s all said and done-

Nonia

September 20th, 2011
7:51 am

@ATL_Finest, I do agree with you, for it’s egg and sperm that makes a baby, no matter who the donors are or who they really prefer to be with sexually-
Not hating, just telling it like it is-

Sorry Ladies Ne-Yo is Getting Married

September 20th, 2011
8:03 am

[...] R&B star and Atlanta boutique owner are the parents of Madilyn Grace, born last November.  Source Posted by Callie Love Subscribe to RSS [...]

Pebblebeach

September 20th, 2011
8:16 am

Ne-Yo is gay…wow…and making babies…hey, its their business and who are we to judge…best wishes to all..

Nonia

September 20th, 2011
8:16 am

@ATL_FINEST, I agree with you, for it is egg and sperm that makes a baby no matter who the donors are or their sexual preference is. Not hating, just telling it like it is-

DUB

September 20th, 2011
8:22 am

How did we go from a positive article, surrounding 2 positive people,doing positive things;only to engage in negative conversation, gay bashing,undercover lifestyles,and securing money for children? Are you that twisted and where your mind flows from one extreme to the opposite end of the spectrum? Get a life!!!

Gay And Proud

September 20th, 2011
8:44 am

To “DUB”: It is, relatively, simple. Ne-yo “outed” himself in late 2006 as being gay, but, retracted his story because “black entertainers, who want to be big, aren’t gay” (that’s a bunch of bull!!!). The negativity, I do disagree with. But, the undercover life, I have to say that someone in the entertainment industry needs to be a man (or a woman) about it. If they are gay (lesbian, or bisexual), don’t “retract” the story. The few hundreds of thousands of fans that you will loose will be replaced by millions of fans worldwide. The few millions of dollars that you will loose will be replaced by hundreds of millions of dollars. I wish him and his lady friend all the happiness in the world and I wish those children the best life possible. But, Ne-Yo lost me as a fan when he decided to “go back in the closet, lock himself in, and put a plastic bag over his head”.

the reader

September 20th, 2011
8:51 am

@Sha: No reason to force yourself in being positive all the time. We all know how this couple is going to end up. It is almost the law when it comes to African-American entertainers. Better, and more realsitic would be to be objective. Many times you save yourself from a huge embarassment. You may not like this idea, but it is the fact, and the reality.

carla roqs

September 20th, 2011
8:51 am

interesting. well, i am not gay and i am still proud. :)

L.Case

September 20th, 2011
9:03 am

@ Rich Black- You sound ignorant and pretty stupid. I would imagine you are. If you’re not familiar with the couple just read the darn article or just try something called….GOOGLE?

Warmest Regards!

I DO

September 20th, 2011
9:06 am

The reader is right. In our “being positive” blindness we can’t see the difference between right, and wrong, good, and bad, etc. As not being too smart we do not see the reality, we get fooled all the time, and we end up making wrong decisions. Look where we are as the nation. Constantly brainwashed, bankrupted, corrupted. The whole world hates us. We can’t even elect the right president. We deserve it, though. Too sad, but true..

Undacover brother

September 20th, 2011
9:08 am

Ne-Yo’s lover is Columbus Short. Listen, at the end of the day we are all human and just want someone to care for and be cared for. Love people for who they are and not for what they do. Ne-Yo, do you man and keep doing you. As long as no one else is paying your bills and or taking care of your Fiance and or Kids…screw what they think. I am Bisexual, with a kid that I love dearly. Congrats man !!!!

Jacquie M.X.

September 20th, 2011
9:17 am

Bi-sexual = Gay. Just sayin’.

carla roqs

September 20th, 2011
9:27 am

o…kaaay… now that youve made everyone blow up google looking for columbus short…wowwww.

say it aint so

September 20th, 2011
9:37 am

I love that BLACK GROUPIE LOVE.

Pamela

September 20th, 2011
9:45 am

If Neyo is gay…who cares? If his soon to be wife could care less, why should any of us care? I have more respect for a man if he tells the woman he’s with that he is gay than a ’so called’ man that is a closet gay person!

CA to GA

September 20th, 2011
10:10 am

Whether Ne-Yo is gay, straight, bi-sexual, a transgender or whatever. Marriage for some people with or without money is viewed as a business transaction these days. My parents were married for 30 years before my mother passed away and they exemplified real love to me. It’s sad, that some people get into these relationships for their own personal gain. I’m not saying that’s what either of them are doing, but whatever the reason is in this relationship…who cares. It’s not our business to judge them. I wish them luck and congrats on trying to do what they feel is right.

Lemondrop 77

September 20th, 2011
10:22 am

DD

September 20th, 2011
10:39 am

As a bi African American male it kills me how people classify you as destructive, selfish and in the closet. I’m not a gay man, I’m a bi man. I came out of the closet many years ago with my wife and we have struggled through the acceptance and denial piece. At the end of the day, my wife loves me and I love her. If we end up divorced one day because of it; it’s ok because we have produced an incredible child and had many wonderful years together. Women of course do not find bi men to be unanimously attractive because the dominace piece is questioned. At the end of day, my wife loves me and I love her. Our intimacy is just fine. You know, life for some people is very complicated. So if Ne-yo is a “bi man” and his girl is cool with it, let him and his family be. His life struggle is far more difficult because he is attracted to both sexes. Shame on the gay brothers who judge, you should know better.

quintivious' mama

September 20th, 2011
10:51 am

@jennifer brett, bet you were not expecting this… @the undacover bruhs and the bi’s: please out some more men, as a female i am totally afraid to be in a relationship with a guy who hides his true attactions. a bi married guy whose partner knew before the marriage? more power to you both. i am glad though that you totally realize that is not something all women would accept.

Enough

September 20th, 2011
10:52 am

I am so tired of black folks trying to put a negative spin on something. It says something about how you feel about yourself as a person. Some of my family does the same thing, they hear a story and the first thing they do it say” well I heard this” and it’s always a nasty spin. I always jam them and and say what is your SOURCE, where did you READ that information. We are so quick to make up stupid stuff and spread it like a wild fire. They don’t know what to say when I tell them if you don’t know where you got the information, then stop telling it. Unless, you can back-up that Ne-Yo is GAY then stop saying it, It has always been a rumor that we started ourselves. Unless you can give a real source of what your saying then SHUT UP! I do think Ne-Yo went about the family backwards, marriage before kids, but thats just me. All of you guys saying that he is GAY should be lucky that you cant be sued for liable. What is done is the dark will come to the light!

carla roqs

September 20th, 2011
2:36 pm

sorry to roq- :) anyone’s boat–but, MOST entertainers (all races) tend to put the cart before the horse when it comes to starting families before tying the proverbial marrital knot.

Taboo

September 20th, 2011
7:51 pm

@ Jacquie M.X., FINALLY someone has said it. You are either gay OR straight. No walking the fence. There is no such thing as BI. You are a gay person who occasionally wants to do it the CORRECT way.
Mr. (or Ms.) DD; WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE!!