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‘Atlanta Exes’ alum Monyetta Shaw Pens Third Book, A CoParenting Guide

Our Bellyitch bumpwatch alum Monyetta Shaw, Atlanta Exes alum has followed up two books with a new how-to parenting books.
Shaw, who has two children with ex-fiance Ne-Yo has released her third effort,  “Keep It Classy.’  The ultimate how-to-guide for unstoppable moms and devoted dads” ($15.95 paperback)
In it, Shaw offers her first-hand encounters and strategies she’s learned through co-parenting with a popular recording artist.  She tackles  problems from working within a blended family to co-parenting tips and topics range from mental health to solving daily hurdles so co-parents can work together nd put their children first.
“For me, it’s quite simple.” says Shaw of the book that Ne-Yo actually wrote a forward for. “My kids come first and it’s extremely vital for me to set a positive example.”
That’s essential because her and Ne-Yo’s separation and personal battles were very much public before the two reconciled.
“The purpose of this book is far more important than just being an artist or an author. What’s most important is protecting the hearts and minds of innocent children, ours, and yours.” Ne-Yo shares. “This book is about preventing kids from being on the receiving end of issues and circumstances that we grownups create for ourselves. It’s about a state of mind, helping parents remove the harmful attitudes and behavior that threaten them and their children’s well-being.”
Shaw used her time on the Exes show which chronicled the lives of the ex-wives of famous men to build a platform and become a positive vessel promoting education and philanthropy. She also recently got a lot of positive attention when she committed to sponsor 48 children for one year in Swaziland, Africa.
With losing a brother tragically to suicide, Shaw says she plans to use her platform to develop a mentorship platform to work with young women battling suicide.
As a published author, Monyetta has released “The Adventures of Maddie” and “Bigger Than Me”. Her upcoming highly anticipated book “Keep It Classy” is a guide for women finding themselves in the

Ne-Yo on His Wife Crystal Smith’s VBAC Plans

R&B singer-songwriter and producer Ne-Yo opened about his fear surrounding his wife Crystal Renault Smith’s upcoming attempted VBAC, the abbreviated term for vaginal birth after C-section.

As is commonly known, Caesarean section births carry more risk than vaginal ones  because a Caesarean section, which is major surgery, requires anesthesia, an army of specialists, nurses and pediatricians in the operating room prior to and after delivery.

A lot of women who plan vaginal births but end up getting C-sections often attempt vaginal deliveries afterwards.

That might precisely be the reasoning behind Crystal’s decision but it isn’t without risks and fear.

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“I’m a little nervous just because [in] our first pregnancy, there were a few complications to the point where she had to get an emergency [cesarean] section,” he explained to the magazine after stopping by its Nowstudios. “This time, she is determined to not go c-section — she wants to do it the natural way.”

He continued:

“The complications that were [present] could still exist, so there’s a little bit of nervousness in there but above that, it’s more nervous excitement. I just want to meet him.”

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Crystal has been doing everything usually prescribed to have a quick labor and delivery including exercising regularly and staying fit.

A quick scan of her Instagram shows she works out regularly and even attended Coachella this year in California at 7 months pregnant!

Wowza!

This would be the second child for the couple who is expecting a second son. They are parents to himsel Shaffer Chimere Smith, Jr born in March 2016.

Ne-Yo is also dad to 7-year old daughter Madilyn Grace and 6-year old son Mason with his ex fiancé actress Monyetta Shaw. 

Ne-Yo’s Wife Crystal Smith Criticized For Negative Description of Son’s Hair Texture


After describing her child’s hair negatively and praising her own fine textured hair as “blessed” “Hawaiian Silk”, Internet users gathered second-time mom-to-be Crystal Smith all the way up to school her on her outdated attitude towards kinkier African textured hair.

“So my son wasn’t blessed with Mommy’s ‘Hawaiian silk’ as my sister likes to say,” Bossip reported the second-time mom-to-be captioning an Instagram post of a photo of herself and her son. “Can anyone suggest some good products or moisturizers? Nothing I’ve tried will help the dryness. His hair seems to soak up everything instantly.”

Following the outrage from followers and fans over the since-deleted tweets, Smith declared her intentions to convert the learning moment into a business opportunity in an Instagram stories post, vowing to create a hair care line for children of mixed race heritage.

“Thank you guys for the negativity, because once again I’m going to channel it into something positive,” she can be heard in the social media share taken in her car. “I am now in the process of creating a hair care line for mixed children … so thank you once again.”

Ok. Good luck with that, Mrs. Smith. The couple married shortly before welcoming their first child, son, Shaffer Chimere Smith, Jr. Ne-Yo has a 7-year old daughter Madilyn and 6-year old-son Mason (Irish Twins) with his ex-girlfriend, and our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum Monyetta Shaw.

The Smiths’ are expecting their second child later this year.

Ne-Yo and Wife Host Charitable Gender Reveal Party

Good on recording artist and super producer Ne-Yo and his wife Crystal Smith for using their gender reveal to raise money for charity!

The second-time mom-to-be and the Miss Independent singer gave a special invitation to the first 100 people who commented on a special post on her Instagram account to donate to the Jenesse Center Inc. in Los Angeles, Calif.

They got to attend the prince and princess- themed event, nosh on snack and drinks at the event.

Guests were asked to bring a gift for a mom and a baby to be donated to Jenesse, a domestic violence intervention organization.

At th reveal, following desserts, everyone gathered on the rooftop and fired powder guns that were handed out to everyone and pulled at the same time revealing blue powder!

It’s another baby boy! Congrats!

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Ne-Yo, whose birth name is Shaffer Smith  Crystal are already parents to 22- month old son Shaffer Jr. The musician is also a father to 6-year old son Mason and 7-year old daughter Madilyn  with his ex-fiancee Monyetta Shaw.

Inside Toya Wright’s Baby Shower

Toya Wright celebrated the impending arrival of her second child at a baby shower in an Atlanta private residence this past MLK weekend.

It was a reality TV show reunion as some Our blog faves and bumpwatch alums Monica Brown, Monyetta Shaw and Rasheeda attended. Other stars of Atlanta-based shows Shamea Morton from Bravo TV‘s Real Housewives of Atlanta Quad Webb-Lunceford from that same network’s Married to Medicine.

The event featured personalized candy apples, candy bar and Rice Krispie treats and more. The theme was “Showering Reign”, a take off of the name she has selected for her daughter, though in one recent post, she referred to her baby as “Reignbeaux“, phonetic spin on Rainbow with a very unique spelling.

Wright also used the occasion to introduce the public to her beau and the baby’s dad Atlanta sports manager Robert “Red” Rushing. Up until this point, she had elected to conceal his identity. Secret’s out now!

If the baby’s name will be Reignbeaux, this will be the second celebrity baby Rainbow in recent years because The Girls Next Door alum Holly Madison‘s first child is  also named Rainbow. Reign is also a bit popular recently among celebrities. Kourtney Kardashian‘s son is named Reign and that is the middle name of Lil Kim’s daughter Royal Reign.

Wright announced her pregnancy last September  with a very creative scripted video featuring her daughter Reginae Carter with ex husband rapper Lil Wayne.

Oh and h/t from YBF, we learned that she also had a second shower with her fans. Nice! Here are photos shared by attendees:

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Cake Pops #showeringReign @eyeof_aries is a fool with a camera !!!

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Sugar Cookies … #showeringreign

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#beautiful evening #showeringreign @absolutelyquad #beautiful #babyshower @toyawright #magical

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Toya Wright Gets Treated With a Pre-Delivery Pamper Party

Toya Wright‘s daughter Reginae Carter and a few family friends pampered the mom to be in a surprise spa pamper party to prepare for the arrival of the Wright’s daughter.

“I had the cutest little surprise pamper party today,” the expectant mom captioned an Instagram photo from the event crediting her daughter who recently co-authored a mother-daughter book with her for hosting the event.

Wright and some guests shared photos from the event in social media

Issa pamper party! #funtimes

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Our Bellytich Bumpwatch alum Monyetta Shaw and her children attended the event as well. Fun times!

h/t BCK Online

R&B Singer Ne-Yo is Expecting and Got Secretly Married Recently

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Ne-Yo got secretly married and is expecting his first child with his fiancee Instagram model Crystal Renay, according to Yahoo! Celebrity.

The R&B singer/songwriter shared the news of the pregnancy on his Instagram account by sharing a photo of Renay holding a photo of Ne-Yo cupping her belly, with the caption “SURPRISE!!!!”.

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A source close to the couple that has dated since early last year told ET that the two  already tied the knot in a secret ceremony.

He is dad to 4-year old Madilyn Grace Smith and 3-year old son Mason Evan Smith with his former fiancee, actress and reality TV star of Vh1‘s Atlanta Exes Monyetta Shaw.

The news is getting mucho hate in Ne-Yo’s IG comments because Shaw has shared that, when together, the couple decided to no longer have any more children and she went through with having permanent “burning” of her tubes and can no longer have any more children with another man if she wanted, meanwhile he’s having another kid.

Ne-Yo addressed her in a comment saying he has apologized.

Congrats to the baby blessing.

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