Ne-Yo’s wife Crystal Renay files for divorce after cheating claims

Ne-Yo and his wife Crystal confirm their separation after allegations of cheating

Crystal Renay and Ne-Yo. Broadimage/Shutterstock

It’s over. Ne Yo‘s estranged wife, crystal renayHe has officially filed for divorce after accusing the “Miss Independent” singer of being unfaithful.

Renay, 36, filed the paperwork in Georgia on Monday, Aug. 1, according to court documents obtained by us weekly. The duo separated “on or about July 22, 2022, and since that date have continuously lived in a bona fide separation status,” according to the paperwork.

The mother of three children argued that she has “the right to divorce [Ne-Yo] on the ground that the marriage is irretrievably broken with no hope of reconciliation.” In addition, she alleged in the documents that the 42-year-old “She She Knows” singer “committed the act of adultery.”

Renay went on to state that Ne-Yo “recently had a minor child with her lover.” She asked the court for primary physical custody of her children: Shaffer, 6, Roman, 3, and Isabella, 13 months, and to share joint legal custody. Renay is also seeking temporary and permanent alimony, as well as a “sufficient amount of child support.”

The divorce filing came just days after Renay publicly claimed on July 30 that Ne-Yo (real name Shaffer Chimere Smith) had been unfaithful to her during their marriage.

The model alleged in an emotional Instagram post that she endured eight years of “unknowingly” sharing the musician with “numerous women.”

“To say that I am heartbroken and upset is [an] understatement,” Renay wrote at the time. “Asking me to stay and accept it is absolutely insane. The mentality of a narcissist.

Ne-Yo and his wife Crystal confirm their separation after allegations of cheating

Crystal Renay on Instagram. Courtesy of Crystal Renay/Instagram

He added in his post: “I will no longer lie to the public or pretend that this is something that it is not. I choose myself, I choose my happiness and my health and my respect. Got 3 beautiful kids out of this, but nothing but wasted years and heartbreak.”

Ne-Yo, who married Renay in 2016 after two years of dating, addressed his estranged wife’s claims via Twitter the next day.

“For the sake of our children, my family and I will overcome our challenges behind closed doors. Personal matters are not meant to be broached and dissected in public forums,” she wrote. “I simply ask that you please respect my privacy and that of my family at this time.”

It’s not the first time the Arkansas native and the influencer have decided to call it quits. The estranged couple announced their first separation in February 2020.

“Slowly but surely, it is becoming public knowledge that my wife and I have decided to go ahead and get a divorce,” he said. dance world mentor, who is also the father of two children with an ex-fiancée monyetta shaw – he said on the “Private Talk With Alexis Texas” podcast at the time.

He continued, “It’s not a sad thing, it’s more of us realizing that, to make a long story short, I will never speak badly of her. I’m not that person. There’s nothing bad to say about her. She is a fantastic woman. She is the mother of my children and she always will be and I will always respect her.”

However, the duo ultimately gave up on that decision, instead deciding to renew their wedding vows in an elaborate Las Vegas ceremony in April. “💍Again… 🤴🏿👸🏽,” the “Because of You” singer captioned an Instagram post at the time.

Talking with ESSENCE in 2021, Ne-Yo noted how the coronavirus pandemic ended up making the pair stronger as a couple.

“The [quarantine] made us face the conflict [of our marriage] head-on and what it did was basically strengthen us because now, I don’t have to beat around the bush when I talk to you,” he told the outlet at the time. “You know exactly where I stand. I know exactly where they stand and we’ve decided to move on and it’s a more genuine feeling than what we’re doing now. It’s still a learning process, of course.”

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