The first born son of New Edition front man Ralph Tresvant reached out exclusively to entertainment blog HSK to counter recent allegations that his mother had hit rock bottom amid a downward spiral of drugs and heartbreak. Shelly Jean Tresvant separated from the singer amid divorce in 1996 and lost her home 10 years later.
The 39 year old was most recently arrested last summer for probation violation. New Edition is an R&B group formed in Boston in 1978. Performing mostly as a quintet, they are recent recipients of the 2012 Soul Train Lifetime Achievement Award, and have achieved numerous platinum and gold records to date. Tresvant, Jr., age 15, states his mother is living a clean and sober lifestyle. “Everybody is caught in their bad moment at some time,” the child elaborated. “My mother had hers ““ and people need to let it go.” “My dad and mom broke up because the chemistry in their relationship died”, he continues. “My dad never cheated on my mom. My mother is doing well and she’s living a private life in Atlanta.”