When Ronnie and Shamari DeVoe compared themselves to Beyoncé and Jay-Z on their Real Housewives of Atlanta debut, we all gave them the side-eye, and rightfully so. However, that didn’t stop them from continuing to pursue their goals of being the next Hip-Hop power couple.

And now, because of their perseverance, we’re able to see whether or not the DeVoes can live up to their “couple goals.”

Ronnie and Shamari—who recently sat down with “The Breakfast Club” to discuss their open marriage—appeared on Chicago’s Windy City Live Tuesday (Jan. 22) and performed their new single “Love Comes Through.”

It was a whole entire mess.

Within the first few seconds when they had their backs turned to the camera and proceeded to do some awkward “shoulder bounce” dance, we already knew what type of performance this was going to be.

Then Shamari started singing and sounded like she’d already been performing a two-hour-plus show. Homegirl was winded as hell, and we weren’t even 30 seconds into the performance yet! As for Ronnie, he’s never been lead singer material and should live his life accordingly.

Both Ronnie and Shamari used to be a part of singing groups (New Edition and Blaque, respectively), so we definitely expected better from them.


Of course, Twitter had thoughts:

Ronnie and Shamari (aka “ShamRon”) are working on a joint album called Me and Mari, and “Love Comes Through” is the first single from the project, which means we’ll probably be seeing more performances from them, and hopefully they won’t be as high school talent show-ish like how this one was.

ShamRon also sat down with Windy City Live for a short interview in which they talked about how they met, their hopes to expand their family with a girl (or maybe twin girls) and how they ended up on RHOA as fulltime cast members.

“It was a big thumbs down when I first heard about it because I come from the era when it’s all about kinda sweeping your dirty laundry under the rug or keeping it in the closet. And like my wife said, it’s a part of our testimony in hopes that we can inspire other married couples,” Ronnie explained.

“We’ve been through some challenges,” he added. “We were on the brink of divorce but we were able to turn that corner. We got our beautiful baby boys and were able to turn it around.”

Watch the interview here:

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