Ralph Tresvant Wife Zena – “Shelly”

Ralph Tresvant’s ex-wife, Shelly Jean Tresvant most likely didn’t want her name used in The New Edition Story.  To avoid being sued, BET used the name “Zena” instead of Shelly’s real name.  Ralph and Shelly’s relationship started when they were only 11-years-old.  The couple got married in 1993 and divorced in 1996.

Ralph and Shelly have two daughters and a son together.  In 2012, Ralph’s daughter, Na’Quelle Tresvant-Smith, made him a grandfather.  According to multiple media outlets, the New Edition singer was a cheater, leading Shelly to turn to drugs.

Ralph Tresvant Wife Zena Shelly
Ralph Tresvant Wife Zena Shelly

The tweet below shows Ralph wishing his other daughter, Mariah Ann Tresvant, a Happy Birthday.  She was born on September 23.

Ralph and Shelly named their first son Ralph Jr.  In 2004, Tresvant married his second wife, Amber Serrano.  The couple welcomed a baby on June 3, 1999.  They named their little man Dakari.  The tweet below shows Ralph wishing him a Happy Birthday:

True New Edition fans were confused when they heard the name “Zena.” Media outlets report that Tresvant cheated on Shelly with Lisa Wu.

Lisa is the reality star who appeared on The Real Housewives of Atlanta and Hollywood Divas.

Ralph Tresvant’s Mother Died

In 1996, Ralph’s mother, Patricia, sadly passed away.  In The New Edition Story, we see Mike and Ronnie discussing Ralph and how he’s handling the his mother’s death.
Ralph Tresvant Mom Died
Ralph Tresvant’s Mother Died
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By Jason John

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