Exclusive: Ne-Yo’s “Fake” Baby Mama Opens Up About Paternity Scandal On “Match Made In Heaven” [Watch]
Romance-centered reality shows are always full of dirty little secrets and WEtv’s “Match Made in Heaven” is no different. In an exclusive sneak preview of this week’s episode obtained by MadameNoire, you will see contestant “Phoenix” open up about a major scandal.
You see, Phoenix’s real name is Jesseca White and she’s actually the ex-girlfriend of R&B crooner Ne-Yo. We’ve discussed White on multiple occasions in the past, as she’s the woman whom the world came to know as Ne-Yo’s “fake” baby mama. During her relationship with the singer, she gave birth to a child, which Ne-Yo believed was his. Unfortunately, in 2009, he found out Maury Povich-style that he was not the father of the now 9-year-old. Sadly, the drama did not stop there. After Ne-Yo opened up about the scandal on VH1’s “Behind the Music,” the 33-year-old photographer filed a defamation lawsuit against him, which you can read more about here.
Apparently, this traumatic situation has not slowed down White’s quest to find love, but it certainly may hinder it if she’s seriously looking to find it in the arms of “Match Made in Heaven” star Shawn Bullard. In episode five, the ladies gather around for a testimony-styled gathering and White comes clean to Bullard, his mother and Bullard’s spiritual advisor Ken Johnson about her sketchy past.
“I’m nervous ‘cause I’m like, ‘Oh sh-t,’ but it’s the perfect opportunity. His mom is here, the pastor’s here, Shawn’s here, all the girls are here,” White said of her decision to open up about the scandal. “I’m about to lay it all out in front of everybody.”
Apparently, she was pushed to come clean because another contestant by the name of Dolly was already aware of the situation and was threatening to expose her.
“So yesterday, Dolly said some stuff. She went up there and she said, ‘There’s people in here who have babies by celebrities.’ I dated a man by the name of Ne-Yo and I lost everything over it. I was involved with a very huge scandal—not by choice, but because I was thrown into something and I was judged and ridiculed by the entire world for something that I never even did. It not only affects me, but it affects my baby. Contractually, I can only say so much, but I’m not tearing down other people to make myself look better so I would never do that.”
Yeah, straight messy. The full episode airs Thursday, March 5 at 11pm ET/PT on WEtv.
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