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Ne-yo marries model as his kids miss out on ceremony

American RnB singer Ne-yo married his eight-months pregnant fiancé Crystal Renay over the weekend in an elegant ceremony attended by family and friends.

The singer’s children from his previous relationship with actress Monyetta Shaw were however conspicuously missing at the ceremony.

Ms Shaw, who was previously engaged to the RnB singer, cleared the air on Instagram stating that their children had a school engagement which had been booked before the wedding date was announced.

“My #1 concern & priority are my kids! NOTHING will EVER change that!!! Anyway, the kids are excited & looking forward 2 spending time with their father, new little brother & step-mom this summer,” she added.

The singer proposed to Ms Renay in August 2015

During an exclusive wedding interview with People Magazine, Ne-yo said he felt a connection during their first meeting earlier in 2015.

“I kind of knew right away,” he said, adding, “From that first encounter, I knew there was something different about her, something special.”

The bride wore a ball gown that flattered her baby bump, while the groom opted for a classic suit with bow tie during the Saturday wedding ceremony.

Ne-yo has in the past faced criticism from fans for what they termed as being inconsiderate to his ex-fiance Ms Shaw.

After he announced his engagement to Ms Renay, fans accused him of conniving Ms Shaw to go through tubal ligation for his selfish reasons.

The singer took to Twitter where he stated; “Clearing the air..I didn’t force Mo to tie her tubes. Mutual decision. And the procedure is reversible #SheCanHaveKids #FromTheHorsesMouth,” he wrote.