Ne-Yo Recounts First Child, Support Settlement on ‘Behind The Music’

Singer/songwriter Ne-Yo cleared any speculation up about his first child and relationship with his mother on “Behind The Music” Sunday. Discussing the little boy he thought was his and the paternity test that unraveled what he looked at as a blessing, Ne-Yo says the entire experience “hurt.”
“She just kept saying it over and over again to the point where I dropped the phone,” Ne-Yo says of the day his ex called to inform him that the little boy was not his. “Chimere’s not mine. That hurt because I had attached myself to this guy. This was my son. I don’t know. I’m looking at him and I’m like picturing getting old and this is my son… He’s not my son.”
According to Ne-Yo, the relationship with Jessica White soured after the paternity test, even though he continued to see Chimere for months.
Eventually, White took him to court because he had identified himself as the father in the state of California.
“I didn’t care who the father was. In my mind I was still Chimere’s father. I was there when he was born. I saw him when he first came out. I held him,” says Ne-Yo. “In the state of California if you put yourself out there as the father, the mother can then come after you for child support like you’re the biological father. We settled out of court for what I feel like is an ungodly amount and shortly after that Jessica and Chimere vanished.”
Admitting that he has not heard from Jessica since, Ne-Yo says “life goes on.”