Who is Monyetta Shaw? Ne-Yo's jilted ex joins 'RHOA' cast as friend of housewives
Ne-Yo and Shaw had a long-term romance until he ended it and moved on with Renay
All the 'RHOA' ladies were present as Kenya Moore celebrated her daughter Brooklyn's third birthday in the third episode of the season. Monyetta Shaw was also invited to the gathering.
Monyetta is a new "friend" on 'RHOA,' and she appears to have fit right in with the gang, as well as reality TV. Kenya mentioned meeting Monyetta through Kandi Burruss. Monyetta and Kandi have been friends for a long time, but it wasn't until last year that she was sighted at a few cast tapings, including one in December at Sheree's mansion, Chateau Shereé, ahead of the trip. She's also shared some photos confirming her participation in the ladies' second girls/cast vacation of the season.
Who is Monyetta Shaw?
Monyetta Shaw-Carter, a mother of two, writer, actor, founder of The Evan Grace Group, and now TV personality, was born in Louisiana. Monyetta has 2 kids from her former relationship with rapper Ne-Yo: Mason, 10, and Madilyn, 11. She is an erstwhile reality star who rose to prominence as the ex-fiancée of singer/producer/songwriter Ne-Yo. She was previously seen on VH1's reality show 'Atlanta Exes.' She is a motivational speaker and the author of several books, including two for children.
Why did Ne-Yo cancel his wedding to Monyetta Shaw?
Ne-Yo and Shaw had a long-term romance until he ended it and moved on with Renay. Ne-Yo ended his relationship with Monyetta after declaring he wasn't ready for commitment — and then married Crystal Renay. Ne-Yo and Shaw dated for several years, practically from the commencement of his solo career. They got engaged, lived together, and had 2 kids over the course of their relationship. During his 'Behind The Music' special, Ne-Yo even admitted that he believed Shaw was the one after she proved to be genuine. He'd previously thought he'd fathered a child with another lady he'd been dating before Shaw, but the kid turned out not to be his. Following the tragedy, Shaw was patient with Ne-Yo.
Shaw's love and patience were insufficient to keep their relationship together. He revealed in an Instagram post during the summer of 2012 that he and Shaw had split, and later said they'd amicably decided to break up — but Shaw denied this at the time. Shaw claimed that the split caught her off guard and that Ne-Yo eventually broke off over the phone. He stated that he was not prepared for a monogamous commitment. Shaw was heartbroken when Ne-Yo moved on with Renay a year later and proposed to her soon after they began dating. Renay revealed her pregnancy with Ne-Yo's first kid, which surprised Shaw because Ne-Yo had previously stated that he did not want any more kids. To add salt to injury, Shaw went so far as to have her tubes tied to satisfy Ne-Yo’s request, believing that he would also get a vasectomy. The procedure was never done on Ne-Yo.
Monyetta can be seen on 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta,' Season 14 which airs every Sunday at 8 pm on Bravo TV.