Simply days after Ne-Yo reacted to dishonest allegations from his spouse Crystal Renay, 31, HollywoodLife can verify she has filed for divorce. The couple, who have been married again in February of 2016, are reportedly on the outs following Crystal’s claims that the singer, 42, fathered a bay with one other girl. Per TMZ, Crystal filed the papers stating that the union is, “irretrievably damaged with no hope for reconciliation.” Further particulars state that they separated on July 22, 2022, with Crystal caring for his or her youngsters, Isabella Rose, 1, Roman Alexander-Raj, 4, and Shaffer Chimere Jr., 6, since they went their separate methods. The previous Crystal Smith is reportedly asking for major bodily custody, with joint authorized custody. She can also be requesting each baby assist and alimony.
The mannequin first leveled dishonest allegations towards Ne-Yo by way of a since-deleted Instagram put up on July 30. The singer responded by way of Twitter the next day, July 31, along with his personal assertion. “For the sake of our youngsters, my household and I’ll work by our challenges behind closed doorways,” he wrote. “Private issues aren’t meant to be addressed and dissected in public boards. I merely ask that you simply please respect me and my household’s privateness presently.”
Ne-Yo (actual identify Shaffer Chimere Smith) started courting the gorgeous mannequin in 2015 and married her in 2016. They famously renewed their vows again in April with a lavish Las Vegas celebration. However Crystal’s submitting nonetheless doesn’t come as an entire shock — over two years in the past, the songwriter introduced that they have been separating by way of the Non-public Discuss With Alexis Texas podcast.
“It’s slowly however absolutely turning into public information that myself and my spouse have determined to go forward and break up,” he mentioned in February 2020. “It’s not a tragic factor, it’s extra of us realizing that — lengthy story quick, I’m by no means gonna speak unhealthy about her. I’m not that individual. There’s nothing unhealthy to say about her. She’s a incredible girl. She’s the mom of my youngsters and she or he’s all the time gonna be that and I’ll all the time respect her.”
Ne-Yo shares two youngsters with ex-fiancée Monyetta Shaw, son Mason and daughter Madilyn, in addition to his three children with Crystal. It’s value noting that he beforehand dated Jessica White, who gave start to her first baby Chimera, a son, in 2005. Ne-Yo raised the child as his personal for a time, earlier than discovering by way of paternity take a look at in 2012 that he wasn’t the organic father, per Web page Six.