Ne-Yo Has a ‘Stubborn’ Baby on the Way

06/25/2010 at 09:00 AM ET

Singer-songwriter Ne-Yo is gearing up for his latest release: a baby!

Shaffer Chimere Smith — better known as his stage name Ne-Yo — and his girlfriend Monyetta Shaw are expecting their first child in January, he reveals to EBONY.

“I am 30 and I do have my first child on the way and I’m very, very, very excited about that,” Ne-Yo confirms. “It’s a New Year’s baby and I’m just in a really good place right now.”

Although eager to find out the sex, Ne-Yo — whose new album Libra Scale hits stores in September — and his girlfriend are still guessing after an uncooperative ultrasound!

“[The baby is] stubborn,” he jokes. “They didn’t get that one from me.”

— Anya Leon

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Jen K on

Awww…yay for him! I love him, his music is so good. I’m excited about the album too!

selene on

He thought he had a child with an ex-girlfriend in 2005, she even names him Chimere. It was later discovered that he was not in fact the father but I was under the impression he still thought of the child as his own.

Lil on

I love Ne-yo. Congrats to him.

electra on

Congrats to him!

Alexa on

Selene, I think he mentioned before that he tried to maintain a relationship but the mother decided not to let him anymore. :/

Congrats to them! Everything I’ve heard about him makes me think he’ll be a great dad.

Luna on

Wow congratulations Ne-Yo! I think he’ll be a great dad.

missy on

If it’s a New Years baby wouldn’t it be too early to find out the sex?
Anyways congrats to them, I love Ne-Yo and I’m sure the baby will be adorable.

Erika on

Aww congrats to him!! He seems like he’ll make a great dad.

If the baby is due in January, wouldn’t it be too early to find out the gender anyway? I thought it had to be at least 3.5-4 months…Either way, I hope they eventually can find out the gender of the baby if thats what they want.

Onlyme on

Selene, I too was wondering about the “first” child. Anyone know what happened with that?

I’ve met him and he always comes across as a stand up guy.

Congrats on the new baby.

Mariana on


That explains my impression that Ne-Yo was already a father to a 4/5-year-old boy. Didn’t really know the development of that story, though.

Congrats on Ne-Yo. I love him as a singer and he seems to be a very down-to-earth person and will probably be an amazing father indeed.

Nina on

Congrats to Ne-Yo I just love his music.As far as the first child goes Ne-Yo decided to stay with the mother of the child even though he knew the child wasn’t his.He was there supporting the child as his own.After Ne-Yo got famous their was speculation about his sexuality…..the mother of the child decided to cash in and sell her story telling the world Ne-Yo wasn’t the biological father of the child and made it impossible for Ne-Yo to maintain a relationship with the child.It’s nice to see Ne-Yo has moved on.

CelebBabyLover on

missy and Erika- Well, from what I’ve heard, it’s possible to find out the gender fairly early on now. However, it’s possible that Ne-Yo meant that the baby was concieved on New Years, not that he or she is due on New Years.

Although if the baby was concieved on New Years, that would make Ne-Yo’s girlfriend due in October, and thus make her six months pregnant….which is a little on the late side to be finding out the gender. But who knows?

Anyway, does anyone know the name of Ne-Yo’s girlfriend, or if she’s a celeb as well?

m-dot on

Oh, I see. I was just thinkin about him already having a son that we’d seen pics of. SMH Well congrats to him and lets hope this little boy is actually his.

Lucy on

The article says his baby is due in January. I had no clue you could find out at less than 3 months. Not at any of the dr’s where I go.

CelebBabyLover on

Lucy- Well, he also says it’s a “New Years Baby”, meaning the baby is due on New Years day. So his girlfriend is probably already about three months along. 🙂

Lucy on

If the baby is due 1/1, then on 7/1, she has 6 months left of her pregnancy, which means she is slightly less than 3 months.