AceShowbiz - R&B singer Ralph Tresvant has dumped his wife Amber after 16 years of marriage and he's apparently wasting no time to find himself a new woman. The New Edition lead singer has moved on by dating Monique Debarge.
It's not clear when he and Monique started seeing each other, but Monique herself made their relationship Instagram official by posting a photo of her with her new man to mark the beginning of 2020. "After all, its 2020 #2020vision Cheers!" she captioned the selfie, which featured her cozying up to the 51-year-old singer at what looked like a party.
Ralph announced his split from his wife Amber earlier this year after rumors of marital problems. The former couple tied the knot in September 2004 and had a joint ceremony with Ralph's friend/bandmate Ricky Bell and Amy Correa. They share a 20-year-old son named Dakari Tresvant.
Amber, who is a virtual artist and visual art designer, grew up as a teenage girl who admires New Edition. They first met when she was only 13 and when they reunited years later, she was already married to his love from school days, Shelly. Amber and Shelly have three children together, but they separated in 1996 after his alleged numerous affairs.
Amber starred in an episode of popular comedy series "House Party" and appeared in a biographical documentary about her husband's music group, entitled "The New Edition Story". She also recorded a solo album soon after she married Ralph and recorded two soundtrack songs for movies "Money Can Not Buy You Love" and "Somebody Bigger than You and I".
As for Ralph's current girlfriend Monique, she was previously married to another R&B star, El" DeBarge of family group DeBarge. She and her ex-husband share four children together. Following their split several years ago, she still keeps his last name.