Madilyn Grace Smith
Born Nov. 12, 2010, Madilyn Grace Smith is Ne-Yo's oldest child and the first child for the singer and his ex Monyetta Shaw. "I've been in love before but this feels like nothing I've ever felt. Like I'm in love for the first time," Ne-Yo told People shortly after Madilyn's birth.
Now 10 years old, Madilyn is apparently taking after her father in terms of creativity. "My kids are naturally creative and I think it's super cool that they have these outlets now. They're always making up stories and making little movies with the iPad and they all love music," Ne-Yo revealed to People in 2020.
Maddie also is the inspiration for one of her mom's projects: Monyetta published The Adventures of Maddie: Meet Maddie, a children's book, in January 2021.