Shelly Tresvant is divorced and was previously married to Ralph Edward Tresvant, the lead singer of the R&B group New Edition. She is known for being the ex-wife of Ralph and is also a mother to three children named Maria Tresvant, Na’Quelle Ladawn Tresvant and Ralph Tresvant Jr.
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Shelly Tresvant Biography
Shelly Tresvant is of African American ethnicity and was born in 1971 in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. She is 53 years old, as of 2024.
Her mother-in-law, Patricia Tresvant and father-in-law named, Ralph Hall. Her ex-husband, Shelly Tresvant grew up enjoying music with his younger siblings, sister LaTonya and brother Andre.
Tresvant began participating in local talent events alongside Ricky Bell, Bobby Brown and Michael Bivins when some buddies from junior high school decided to establish a group. The guys were discovered at a Roxbury talent event by Brooke Payne, a manager and choreographer in the area who was also an aspiring producer and composer.
Shelly Tresvant and Ralph Tresvant marriage
Shelly Tresvant and her ex-husband, Ralph Tresvant, started dating when she was just 11 years old. They started dating in 1979 and dated for 14 years before exchanging their vows in 1993.
The couple’s family and friends watched a very beautiful wedding ceremony. Due in large part to her husband’s prominence as the main vocalist of the band New Edition, Shelly Tresvant was already well-known at this time. Before deciding to end their marriage in 1996, Shelly Tresvant and the R&B singer were only wed for three years.
Shelly Tresvant said she battled alcohol and drug addiction
After her divorce, Shelly began using cocaine and alcohol excessively. She had an addict prior to her breakup with the musician. She also had been taken into custody by the authorities on charges of drug and alcohol addiction.
Ralph Tresvant Jr., Shelly Tresvant’s son, stated that his mother was formerly an addict but that she is now steadily getting better. She was also said to have been detained for violating her probation at one point. No article makes it clear if she has overcome her addiction to drugs and alcohol in the meantime.
Shelly Tresvant went bankrupt
After her divorce, Shelly Tresvant was at the centre of several rumours, one of which claimed that she had once been homeless in Atlanta. But there was not any proof to support this statement. Her drug addiction still had some negative effects that leads her to bankruptcy, which might end in becoming homeless. Neither has Shelly Tresvant responded to these allegations or openly admitted that she is homeless.