Madilyn Grace Smith: Meet Ne-Yo’s Eldest Child

Madilyn Grace Smith is best known as the daughter of American singer-songwriter Ne-Yo and his ex-fiancee, former DJ and radio personality Monyetta Shaw.

Madilyn Grace Smith, born Nov. 12, 2010, is Ne-oldest Yo’s child and the singer’s first child with ex-wife Monyetta Shaw. I’ve been in love before, but this is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. “I feel like I’m falling in love for the first time,” Ne-Yo told People shortly after Madilyn was born.

Madilyn, now ten years old, appears to be following in her father’s footsteps in terms of creativity. My children are naturally creative, and I think it’s fantastic that they now have these outlets. “They’re always making up stories and making little movies on the iPad, and they all love music,” Ne-Yo revealed in 2020 to People.

Maddie is also the inspiration for one of her mother’s projects: in January 2021, Monyetta published The Adventures of Maddie: Meet Maddie, a children’s book.

On November 12, 2010, she was born on a Friday in Atlanta, Georgia. Mason Evin Smith, her 8-year-old brother, is her eldest sister. Roman Alexander-Raj Smith and Shaffer Chimere Smith, Jr. are his half-siblings. Nicole Smith is her aunt, and Loraine Smith is her grandmother. She is an African American woman with American citizenship.

Her Parents Aren’t Married Anymore

Yes, Madilyn, Ne-Yo, and Monyetta Shaw’s parents were in a long-term relationship before they divorced. They first met at a Jamie Foxx concert in Louisiana’s hometown of Shaw.

Madilyn Grace Smith

Ne-Yo, also known as Shaffer Chimere Smith, obtained her phone number from a mutual friend, and they began dating soon after. They became engaged and excited to walk down the aisle together after only a short period of falling in love.

However, the two called off their engagement because Ne-Yo did not believe he should be in a monogamous relationship. During their relationship, they had two children named Mason and Madilyn. Even after their divorce, the two are happily co-parenting their children.

Her father, Ne-Yo, recently divorced.

Following his divorce from Monyetta, the R&B singer-songwriter, 40, married his now-ex-wife, Crystal Renay, 34. They married on February 20, 2016, in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, USA.

On March 15, 2016, they welcomed their son, Shaffer Chimere Smith, Jr. On June 14, 2018, they welcomed their second child, Roman Alexander-Raj Smith. However, in February 2020, Ne-Yo announced that he and Crystal had divorced.

Monyetta, Madilyn’s mother, recently announced her engagement to her fiance on June 28, 2020. She posted a picture of her new bling alongside a photo of the mysterious man’s hand on her Instagram wall.

Benefits from his parents’ wealth

Meanwhile, Madilyn, nine, has yet to begin her own career. She does, however, live a lavish lifestyle as the child of celebrity parents.

Monyetta Shaw’s total net worth is estimated to be around $2 million as of 2020. Her income comes from her work as an actress and reality television personality. Welcome Home, Soul Men, Video Girl, and Roscoe Jenkins are among her credits. She also appeared on the VH1 reality show Atlanta Exes.

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Her father, Shaffer Chimere Smith, better known by his stage name Ne-Yo, has a net worth of $9 million. His fortune stems from his successful singing, songwriting, and acting careers. Ne-Yo has released greatest hits albums such as Because of You, Year of the Gentleman, R.E.D., Libra Scale, and others throughout his career.