Monyetta Shaw attends "The Fate Of The Furious" Atlanta red carpet screening (Photo: Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Universal)

About Monyetta Shaw
Known AsMonyetta Carter
Age44 Years
BirthMay 31, 1980 Louisiana
GenderFemale
SpouseNe-Yo 2009-2013,
Heath Carter Nov. 7, 2021-Present
ChildrenMadilyn Grace Smith, Mason Evan Smith
SiblingsMichael Shaw Jr., Rico Shaw
ParentsLinda Shaw (Mother), Michael  Shaw (Father)
CountryUnited States of America
NationalityAmerican
JobTV Actor
Net Worth$2.0 million
OwnsThe Evan Grace Group
AlumniLouisiana Tech University

Ever since Ne-Yo, his wife Crystal Renay, and his ex Monyetta Shaw appeared on a recent episode of The Real daytime show, fans have been searching for details on the trio’s relationship. Was Monyetta Shaw still with Ne-Yo when he began dating Renay? This wiki reveals more about Shaw and the new man in her life!

Monyetta Shaw was once engaged to Ne-Yo, with whom she shares two children. Shaw and Ne-Yo began dating in 2009 after reportedly meeting at a Jamie Foxx concert.

The duo was in a relationship for four years, after which things got complicated when Shaw had her tubes tied, and Ne-Yo allegedly went back on his word to get a vasectomy. With Ne-Yo and his now-ex having come to terms with the current state of their relationship, they are more than happy to raise their kids as a blended family.

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Who Is Monyetta Shaw?

Monyetta Shaw, age 43, was born on May 31, 1980, to Linda and Michael Shaw, who married in 1972. But sadly, her mom passed away in July 2022.

She was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana, with two older brothers named Michael Shaw Jr. (Mike Shaw) and Rico Shaw.

In addition to being a reality star, author, and TV personality, this multi-talented woman is the CEO of The Evan Grace Group.

Monyetta Shaw has stayed calm and “classy” throughout the turmoil of her relationship with her ex. She’s pleased about raising her kids in a blended family today.

The Complex Love Story of Ne-Yo and Monyetta

In 2009, Monyetta Shaw and “One in a Million” singer Ne-Yo began dating after he approached her first.

Shaw was going through a breakup then, so she called him back a couple of weeks later. It didn’t take long before they fell in love.

“He asked me out several times before I said yes—and then I fell for him fast. He had such a good heart, and that’s what attracted me to him,” Shaw said about how she met Ne-Yo, adding, “The next year, I found out I was pregnant. It wasn’t a complete surprise, as we weren’t using protection, and we knew instantly that this child was a gift from God.”

They share two children, Madilyn Grace Smith (born in 2010) and Mason Evan Smith (born in 2011).

The couple’s relationship was a hot topic in the media most of the time, which is what probably made the breakup very difficult.

Shaw said in an interview that the relationship took a hit because Ne-Yo was such a huge star and was away often, leaving her to deal with many things alone. There was also the major fact that Ne-Yo was not into monogamy.

He had discussed it with Shaw in the past, which she completely understood. So, she decided to indulge in the “live and let live” policy.

Monyetta Shaw and Ne-Yo, after having two children without much planning, then decided as a family to opt for permanent contraception. Following the discussion, Shaw went ahead and had her tubes tied.

She later discovered that Ne-Yo had not gotten a vasectomy done on his part. Shaw said she was heartbroken and sad after the breakup, but the couple continued living in the same house because they were co-parenting.

Here’s a clip of Monyetta Shaw talking about her breakup with Ne-Yo:

Ne-Yo went on to marry model Crystal Renay, with whom he shares two sons and a daughter: Shaffer Chimere Jr. (born in 2016), Roman (born in 2018), and Isabella Rose (born in 2021).

The three adults and five children are living a happy life now. And the parents’ Instagram accounts are a testament to that.

Renay seems to have bonded very well with Shaw’s children, while Ne-Yo dedicates his time as a father to all his children equally.

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She Is a Philanthropist

Monyetta Shaw is a kind-hearted woman who believes in giving back. It’s why she supports foundations like the League of Women Voters, the Beyond the Game Foundation, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and many more.

She dedicates her time and efforts to helping people and is very hands-on with her aid. Shaw visited Swaziland in Africa, where she accompanied Chanita Foster and the Beyond The Game Foundation, handing out food and clean water to local people in need.

Shaw also provided funds to build the Evan Grace Angel House orphanage in Swaziland, Africa.

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Monyetta Shaw Has Written Books

Monyetta Shaw is the author of books titled Bigger Than Me (2016) and Keep It Classy: Co-Parenting Strategies for Unstoppable Moms and Devoted Dads (2018). The latter is about dealing with heartbreak and complicated relationships and provides tips and strategies to cope with difficult personal situations.

Bigger Than Me is a book showcasing how Shaw made it through the tough times and her thoughts when she faced those times alone.

She penned these books after people began asking her how she stayed so calm during such situations. And when Shaw appeared as a cast member on Atlanta Exes, she was flooded with questions and pleas for help.

The book Bigger Than Me retails for $14.97 on Amazon, while Keep It Classy: Co-Parenting Strategies for Unstoppable Moms and Devoted Dads.sells for $15.95. With an estimated net worth of $2.0 million, we’re sure Monyetta Shaw has something good planned with all the sales she makes through the books.

Shaw’s children’s book, The Adventures of Maddie (2013), also features her daughter, Madilyn. And her son, Mason, serves as the main character in Nice Guy Maso, a second children’s book she finished in 2021.

Monyetta Shaw’s Career

Shaw attended Louisiana Tech University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. While in college, she joined the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.

Through praise dance, musicals, and school and church productions, she discovered a passion for acting that motivated her to pursue a career in the entertainment industry after graduation.

Monyetta Shaw rose to fame after beginning her career as a radio host on Shreveport’s most popular R&B station. She was chosen to represent the station at the annual BET Awards, where she was honored alongside the country’s top DJs.

As a ‘co-parenting guru,’ she created The Co-Parenting Planner to facilitate communication between parents and serve as a tool for juggling everyone’s schedules. This is an excellent addition to her earlier books.

Shaw is an incredibly sought-after speaker for panels and institutions, and she has made guest appearances on several major national platforms. She has appeared on several nationally syndicated shows, such as Us Weekly TV, the daytime talk show The Real, and Dish Nation.

Does Monyetta Have a New Man in Her Life?

After fans saw how easily Ne-Yo seemed to move on to his currently happily married life, they grew concerned about Shaw. She said in a 2014 interview that, while she was open to dating, she was still putting her children first.

But now, it appears that the mother and career woman has finally found the right guy. She spoke on MadameNoire’s In This Room about dating someone but wants to keep the relationship under wraps until it’s more concrete.

Shaw wants to keep it private for as long as possible…and can you really blame her for that? She’s had a public relationship before, and it was very tough to deal with.

Latest Update: Love is in the air for Monyetta Shaw. In 2021, she married Heath Carter, the CEO of his own company. She wore an “Elite Pour La Vie” wedding dress for the occasion.

In July 2020, Shaw received the best surprise of her life when Carter popped the question to her in front of her family and friends. She thought she was going for dinner and drinks on a cute patio with her cousin and friend to get a little break from everything, but eventually walked into her proposal surrounded by her parents and kids.

Shaw posted the video of her engagement on Instagram. The couple also did an engagement shoot at the Biltmore Ballrooms in the historic Biltmore Hotel in Atlanta.

Her ex, Ne-Yo, couldn’t resist commenting on the couple’s pictures, saying, “So happy for you guys.” Shaw replied with a thank you.

They were married in Atlanta on November 7, 2021.

Heath has two children from a previous relationship. Monyetta Carter and Heath Carter have appeared on Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta.

Catch them on RHOA season 15, which premiered on May 7, 2023, on Bravo.

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