Ne-Yo and model Crystal Renay are engaged, and expecting their first baby. The singer announced the news Monday on Twitter, but also slammed reports claiming he was secretly married and forced his ex-fiancée Monyetta Shaw to get her tubes tied.
“Clearing the air … @ mscrystalrenay and I are engaged to be married next year. And yes we are expecting. #FromTheHorsesMouth,” Ne-Yo initially tweeted. In a second post the 35-year-old “She Knows” singer ranted, “ Clearing the air..I didn't force Mo to tie her tubes. Mutual decision. And the procedure is reversible. # SheCanHaveKids # FromTheHorsesMouth .”
Ne-Yo, real name Shaffer Chimere Smith, was seemingly responding to an “Entertainment Tonight” report claiming he and Renay were already married. The report also mentioned how Shaw, who split from the singer in 2013, was upset she could no longer have kids because she was forced into getting her tubes burned. “Twit fam. This is your direct link to me. From now on if you wanna know ask me,” Ne-Yo wrote in a fourth Twitter post. “No 3rd party, no guessing, no BS # FromTheHorsesMouth .”
Clearing the air..I'm aware I don't have to explain anything. I did it for my fans, my supporters. No BS and lies. #FromTheHorsesMouth
— NE-YO!! (@NeYoCompound) August 31, 2015
Ne-Yo initially confirmed he was expecting a baby with Renay Sunday by sharing a photo of the model, writing in the caption, “Surprise!!!” Renay also posted a photo of herself hugging the singer, writing, “Rest your soul chocolate, I’m watching over your heart now.” In a second photo Renay noted, "No matter what they say our Miracle is on the way and I couldn't feel more blessed. You're negativity means nothing to us. We are happy, we've been happy and will always be happy no matter what they say __ Thanking The Lord above for those who know my story know what this absolute miracle means to me. Thank you all who are happy for our happy .”
Last year, rumors first surfaced Ne-Yo made Shaw get her tubes tied when the “Atlanta Exes” star broke down in an episode over the idea of dating a guy who may want to have children with her. Shaw, who has two kids with the singer: Madilyn Smith, 4, and Mason Smith, 3, said she was still “angry” about going through with the procedure. “What if I meet the one and he doesn’t have kids? I can’t give you kids,” Shaw said. “That right there, it gets me. It makes me angry. From that, that’s why I see why some women are bitter.”