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New Edition Ronnie DeVoe’s Twins Have a Branded Online Identity

Like many celebrity babies these days (Alexis Olympia  Ohanian Jr.,Ace Tucker  and others), Twins Ronald DeVoe III and Roman Elijah DeVoe have a joint Instagram with thousands of followers.

The infant boys’ parents are New Edition and BBD original member Ronnie DeVoe and one third of the 90s Gir R&B group Blaque, Shamari DeVoe. 

They are quite handsome!!

One of the boys, this one below, looks just like his daddy.

I cannot tell which one he is because the famous parents have chosen to refer to the boys as the DevoeTwins in social media.

They are not sharing their individual names on their page or in any other online references.

A lot of twins, later in life, lament on always being referred to as “twin”, and being denied an individual identity.

I want the DeVoe Twins to have an independent identity. I’m sure they have one at home.

Anyway, this decision to control access to the kids is great for branding the boys. It is similar to how Mariah Careyo and Nick Cannon branded their twins, Morocco and Monroe, as “DemBabies”.

New Editon’s Ronnie Devoe and Wife Shamari Are Expecting Twins

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 05: Ronnie Devoe (R) with wife Shamari Fears DeVoe at BET's Atlanta screening of "The New Edition Story" at AMC Parkway Pointe on January 5, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET)

Congrats to New Edition singer Ronnie Devoe and his wife Shamari Fears Devoe, formerly of 90s R&B group Blaque, on expecting twins!

The boy band member took to his Instagram to share a very cute announcement sharing the news.

“SURPRISE!! Guess what we’re having? —> #TWINS!! <—,” DeVoe captioned a photo of himself wearing a shirt titled “The Man behind the bump” and his wife carrying a sign that says “Suprise! Twins” with an arrow pointing towards Shamri’s baby bump.

“That’s right, the DeVoe Twins are coming!! @ShamariDeVoe and I couldn’t be happier …We’ve been blessed with not 1, but 2 amazingly, incredible bundles of joy. GOD is so good!! We thank all of you for sending your prayers, well wishes and support! Keep it coming… Love you to Life…!”



The couple married in 2006. Shamari was a member of the 1990s group Blaque which had hit singles like “808” and “Bring it All to Me“. She and her fellow members co-starred in the pop culture hit film “Bring it On.”

Tragically, one third of their founding members Natina Reed died in 2012 from a hit and run accident. Sadly, the group’s founder Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes of the group TLC also died in a car accident in Honduras in 2002.

Devoe is the second to last of New Edition members to have a baby. Only Ricky Bell and his wife are without children.

The Devoes announced the pregnancy itself three months ago, also on Instagram.