Ne-Yo, Girlfriend Welcome Second Child

17 October 2011
Just a month after announcing he and his girlfriend, Monyetta Shaw, were expecting their second child together, a rep for Ne-Yo confirmed to People.com that the pair welcomed a child Monday.

Further details about the baby were not available, but Ne-Yo has always been open about his love of being a dad. "[My daughter] definitely knows her worth, which is a beautiful thing. That's something I've tried to instill in her from day one: understand that you are a Godsend," Ne-Yo said of the values he's teaching his kids. "You're an absolute angel, and people are supposed to treat you that way. She's extremely diva even at 10 months."

When news first broke about the pregnancy, it was reported that Ne-Yo and Shaw, who own an Atlanta boutique together, also had plans to marry. He later dismissed the rumor on Twitter: "Ok twit fam. To put all rumors to rest. Not engaged but am expecting second child," Ne-Yo tweeted. "Mo has no rep.

The person claiming to be her rep lied. Thanx for the interest in my personal. Know that the day that I DO decide to take that step you will hear it from the horse's mouth. Much love."

Ne-Yo (born Shaffer Chimere Smith) welcomed his first child, daughter Madilyn Grace, back in November 2010 and was ecstatic about becoming a father. "Feels like I'm in luv for the first time," he tweeted at the time. "Welcoming that lil' girl to the world last night defined for me what 'willing to kill and die for' truly means. My world, my life, all hers."

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