This past weekend, R&B singer Ne-Yo officially went off the market when he married his longtime girlfriend, Crystal Renay. And although most fans are happy for Ne-Yo, some are wondering why his kids, 4-year-old son Mason Evan, and 5-year-old daughter Madilyn Grace, from his previous relationship with Monyetta Shaw, weren’t at the wedding. Not surprisingly, rumors have spread that Shaw kept the kids away from the wedding out of spite. But now Shaw has spoken up and revealed the real reason they weren’t in attendance for their dad’s big day.
Recently, Shaw posted a photo of Mason and Madilyn on her Instagram page and shared that they’re in the process of doing school observations.
“Another school observation down … 2 more to go… This ‘college application’ process is A LOT lol but gonna be soooooo worth it!!! Whichever we pick they are there til highschool (unless we move) So it’s a HUGE deal!!!! A great day w/ #myloves #mypriorities #myriders #thingsthatmatter #covered MyM’s,” Shaw captioned the photo.
Shaw also took time to reveal to fans that the reason her kids weren’t at the wedding is because of the observations, which are taking a lot of time out of the kids’ schedules.
“Not that it’s anyone’s business I have a few secs to entertain since we are all done with these school visits for today … Any involved parent in search for the best school for their children knows how important this process is & I don’t take it lightly,” she said. “It’s a very long process & we are at the end which is the kids observation at schools.”
Shaw explained that the observation was scheduled back in December, before she learned about the wedding date. Shaw says that she tried to work out a way for the kids to get to the wedding, but none of the alternative plans would’ve allowed for the kids to make it to the wedding in time.
“My #1 concern & priority are my kids! NOTHING will EVER change that!!! Anyway, the kids are excited & looking forward 2 spending time with their father, new little brother & step-mom this summer,” she posted.
We’re glad that there’s no strife between Shaw, Ne-Yo and Renay, and we hope they remain a happy and peaceful blended family.