*Ne-Yo’s former fiancé and the mother to his children is now an engaged woman, and she’s speaking out about finding love after her split from the soul singer.
In a new interview with Us Weekly, Monyetta Shaw dishes about her fiancé, Heath, publicly for the first time.
“He’s the CEO of his companies, and even still he makes time for his kids. I would literally see him rearrange his schedules, have huge deals on the table, and he’s like, ‘No, I have to go see my daughter, and I have to make sure this is done.’ That honestly, was one of the main things that made me be like, ‘Oh my gosh.’ Just the love that he had for his children, first and foremost.”
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Shaw, who shares daughter Madilyn, 9, and son Mason, 8, with Ne-Yo, 40, added that she and Heath bonded over their children.
“It’s so awesome. And I put my kids first, and that’s just like ‘I’m sorry, this is what it is, you have to accept it.’ To see him [also] do that, and live that, and just still handle his business, and be there for me, I was like, ‘Oh, wow,’” she told Us. “So it was pretty soon on, I didn’t know for sure, but I was like, ‘This is someone I could see myself with.’ And then when the kids met him, and everyone met him, and they adore him, I’m like, ‘OK, well, yeah.’”
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I’m still taking this all in. I thought that I was going for dinner & drinks on a cute patio with my cousin & friend to get a little break from everything. Then I literally walked in to my PROPOSAL surrounded by our parents, kids & family. ?❤️ WOW! I had no clue! This was the sweetest ever & so thoughtful to include our loved ones. You rock Heath bar!? To be loved the way that you love me & my M’s is such a blessing!?? A huge thank you for the outpour of well wishes & love from ALL of you! ? CHEERS to our new chapter in life! ?? Cheers to the “seasons” in life that led us to this very moment! (I do not own the rights to this song btw) #isaidyes #love #familyfirst With all that’s going on in the world these days it is refreshing to be able to share this positive moment with you all! #spreadlove (I may post a piece of the real video soon) Thanks again everyone!! All love!! Song: Seasons by 6LACK feat Khalid ?
Shaw and Ne-Yo called it quits in 2013 and have since had to “strategize” while co-parenting, which she admits has “been even better” amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“He’s home more than he’s ever been and gets them every weekend after I help with their virtual learning during the kids’ school week,” she explained. “The kids absolutely love it. It’s been a blessing in disguise during these trying times.”
Shaw says she’s now considering having more kids with her fiancé.
“It comes up in our conversations a lot,” she told Us. “Because he has two girls and he wants a boy. And I’m like, ‘OK. Yeah. So now it’s getting real.’ So we are discussing things, and I’m deciding now, honestly. And I’m getting older … I just turned a big 4-0. So we’re going to have to figure some things out.”