News: Ne-Yo Clarifies Engagement Reports In His Own Words

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2011 5:45PM

Written by Rosario Harper

R&B star Ne-Yo has stepped forward to kill reports from earlier this week claiming he has become engaged to his longtime girlfriend.

Hopping on Twitter, Ne-Yo set the record straight about his love life.

"Ok twit fam. To put all rumors to rest. Not engaged but am expecting second child. Mo has no rep. The person claiming to rep her lied.," Ne-Yo tweeted Wednesday (September 21).
"Thanx for the interest in my personal. Know that the day I DO decide to take that step you will hear it from the horse's mouth. Much love" (Ne-Yo's Twitter)

Engagement rumors circulated online earlier this week.

R&B superstar Ne-Yo is set to be a father again -- and he's engaged, too! The "Closer" singer (real name: Shaffer Chimere Smith) and his longtime girlfriend, Atlanta boutique owner Monyetta Shaw, are engaged and expecting their second child together, her rep confirms to Us Weekly. According to a source, baby number two is due very soon -- in October. As she awaits the special arrival, Shaw is already hard at work opening Emaralyn and Ester, a new boutique in Atlanta's Buckhead district. (Us Weekly)

The couple previously welcomed their first child last fall.

This is not the couple's first child. Ne-Yo and Shaw welcomed a daughter named Madilyn Grace in November 2010. The second baby is reportedly due in October. Ne-Yo also has two other deliveries on the way, his Kevin Hart-hosted mixtape 101 and fifth studio album. (Rap-Up)

Last year, Ne-Yo dished out his fear of becoming a father.

"I'm going to have my first child in January. I'm terrified, I'm gonna be all the way honest. I've never seen myself as a father, you know what I mean? I knew eventually I would get marriedand have kids and all of that stuff. By the way, the marriage rumors aren't true. Let's clear that up. I'm not engaged, I'm not to be married. But the baby rumor is true...My mom was my mom and my dad. I didn't need the male role model. I figure if I do it the way my mom did it, then my kid is going to be fine." (CNN)

Check out some recent Ne-Yo footage down below:

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