Posted by | Ray Cornelius

It’s hard to believe it but New Edition star Ronnie DeVoe is 50!

The R&B music icon celebrated his half a century mark this weekend in a lavish birthday celebration presented by 1778 Events and Ciroc French Vanilla. The invitation only event took place at Atlanta’s newest event space, REVEL in West Midtown and was attended by a number of stars, industry friends and fans.

DeVoe’s wife Shamari Fears-DeVoe, his mother Flo DeVoe and fellow Bell Biv DeVoe partners Michael Bivins and Ricky Bell attended the exclusive affair, which included a VIP Meet & Greet in the Ciroc Experience Room and surprise performances by 112, Damion Hall, Kelly Price and Cherrelle. Of course, BBD took the stage for a mini concert of hits such as “N.E. Heartbreak,” “When Will I See You Smile Again” and the forever classic “Poison.”

Additional attendees included Big Tigger (V103 on-air host), Tichina Arnold, Stevie J, Hiriam Hicks, Trina Braxton, Egypt Sherrod (HGTV), DJ Fadelf, Headkrack (Dish Nation/Rickey Smiley Morning Show), Kiana Dancie (co-host, “Sister Circle Live”), Gocha HawkinsSabrina Rowe, Sharlinda Parker, Shanti Das, Donald Woodard (USA Track & Field), Rennie Curran (former NFL athlete), Teresa Caldwell, Sheri Riley (author and motivational speaker), Vanessa Fraction (comedian), Kore Stacks and DJ E-Clazz on the turntables.

 Check out more photos below courtesy of James Pray:

Big Tigger + Ricky Bell

Trina Braxton + HeadkrackCherrelle

Q Parker 

Vanessa Fraction

Ronnie DeVoe + Tichina Arnold 

Kelly Price +Damion Hall

Kiana Dancie + Trina Braxton 

Ronnie DeVoe giving Flo DeVoe a kiss on the cheek…awww Mama!

DJ Fadelf + Egypt Sherrod 


Kelly Price 

Damion Hall

50th Birthday Cake 

Shamari Fears-DeVoe + Ronnie DeVoe