Ne-Yo and his girlfriend Monyetta Shaw have another baby on their hands. They were all smiles as they showed off their new Emerlyn & Ester Boutique, a Buckhead Atlanta clothing spot named after Monyetta’s grandmothers.
Ne-Yo’s mother, Loraine Smith, told the crowd that they delayed the store’s opening a few times because of the early arrival of her grandchild, Madilyn Grace, and bad weather. The wait must have created more curiosity because the store was packed with press, friends and designers. Vivica Fox and her new fiance Slimm were on hand to celebrate, too, and they got plenty of attention from the cameras.
The boutique will sell casual and upscale clothing, as well as handbags, shoes and accessories. At one point in the night, Ne-Yo raised a glass of champagne and toasted to the success of the store: "Here’s to the opening of Emerlyn & Ester, and the store being around for 70 million years, us being able to pass it down to Maddie, and Maddie being able to pass it down to her daughter." All together now, "Awww…."
–Sabrina M. Parker