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NEW BOOK ALERT! Monyetta Shaw Drops Tips On Keeping It Classy While Co-Parenting With Ne-Yo & His Wife Crystal


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It can be hard when it comes to co-parenting with your ex, but it can be done. Monyetta Shaw has it figured out and she's sharing tips on how to keep it all the way classy. More inside...

Ne-Yo, Monyetta Shaw and Ne-Yo's wife Crystal Smith are "blended and blessed." And Monyetta wants the same for other couples struggling to co-parent.

Over the weekend, Ne-Yo, Crystal, Monyetta, and another guest (who we assume is her man) linked up to have some fun with the kiddies! We all know the backstory about the former reality star and her R&B crooner ex. Monyetta and Ne-Yo, who were formerly engaged, went through a nasty break up and she publicly claimed he forced her (or convinced her) to have her tubes tied after the birth of their 2nd child together, Mason Smith, in 2011. They also share a a daughter named Madilyn Grace Smith, who they welcomed a year earlier.

After their break up, Ne-Yo got with Crystal Smith, married her and they ended up having two children together, Shaffer Chimere Smith, Jr. and Roman Alexander-Raj Smith. Things got messy between Monyetta and Crystal via social media, but it seems they've both come to a place where they can get along and co-parent. Hey, it's all about the kids, right?

While sharing a blended family photo from a Kidz Bop show this weekend, Monyetta revealed an excerpt from her upcoming book about keeping it classy while co-parenting, and it's expected to drop this fall. It'll be the follow up to her 2016 book, Bigger Than Me.

Read Monyetta's tips below:


I was thinking about the perfect caption for this pic but the excerpt below from my upcoming book .....Keep It Classy, Co-parenting strategies for unstoppable Moms and devoted Dads says it best! “There are no hard and fast rules on how to keep it classy either. Adopting the right mindset will definitely guide your steps. But, keeping it classy won’t be defined by the kind of clothes you wear, car you drive or how big or small the place you call home is. Your career and zip code are all irrelevant. You’ll define what keep it classy means to you and your family—however you envision it to look, sound and feel is entirely your choice. What does matter is how you and your ex communicate with one another in the presence of your children before, during and after your breakup. Our behavior and attitude at this crucial time shapes their feelings about themselves and future relationships. This is our opportunity to teach them valuable life lessons about love, friendship, coping with disappointment and conflict resolution.” #keepitclassybook OUT THIS FALL For me it’s quite simple. My kids come first & it’s extremely vital for me to set a positive example. Trust me, they are paying close attention!! And THAT makes every decision & every move that I make easy! Now don’t get me wrong. It’s a process & on any given day a different set of challenges can arise. But if you are truly doing what’s best for your children & coming from a place of love....... it will all come together! God is amazing! —Monyetta Shaw #familyfirst #biggerthanme #biggerthanus #blendedfamily #blendedandblessed #funfamilyday #kidzbopambassador #kidzbop

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Does this mean they're going to always agree on everything and it's peaches and cream all of the time? Nope. But we applaud all of them putting in effort to keep the peace.

Crystal stood in solidarity with Monyetta on social media:


And Ne-Yo was over the moon:



Good for them.

Photo: Monyetta's IG


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