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Ne-Yo’s Ex Says She Thought He Would Come Back Home After Sowing His Oats


It’s been a couple of years since Ne-Yo called off his engagement to longtime girlfriend Monyetta Shaw, and he’s since moved on to his lady, a model named Crystal Renay. However, Shaw has now revealed that she didn’t initially believe that her relationship with the singer was really over when he announced the news of the split on social media in 2013.

“I’m not mad at admitting this. Of course I knew that he would, you know, in my head, he was going to sow his oats and come back home when he was ready,” Shaw said in a recent interview with the website The Good Life East Africa. “And maybe that’s what everybody else thought, but life happens, and I’m okay with it. I’m human — at times it didn’t feel good, but I understand everything happens for a reason, and God has a plan, so all is well.”

Although a reconciliation doesn’t seem likely at this point, Shaw adds that she’s happy for Ne-Yo. “I have wished him the best and everything, I still do,” before adding that she actually met Renay. “I felt like it was time, you know. It’s definitely time for me to meet her, get to know her, well start to get to know her, and that’s what I did. Actually, it was all good — pleasantly surprised.”

The former couple share two kids together, Madilyn Grace Smith and Mason Evan Smith.

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