Ne-Yo’s wife files for divorce after their marriage was ‘irretrievably broken’

Ne-Yo’s wife, Crystal Renay, filed for divorce after six years of marriage, just days after accusing him of infidelity with several different women.

In court documents, obtained by TMZ, the 36-year-old California native, who first met her estranged spouse during a casting call for the music video for her song Non-Fiction, claimed that she “recently had a child with another woman”.

Since their date of separation, which she lists as July 22, 2022, she stated that she has been caring for her three children and is seeking primary physical custody of the children and joint legal custody.

It's over: Ne-Yo's wife, Crystal Renay, filed for divorce after six years of marriage just days after accusing him of infidelity with several different women;  seen in 2022

It’s over: Ne-Yo’s wife, Crystal Renay, filed for divorce after six years of marriage just days after accusing him of infidelity with several different women; seen in 2022

Additionally, Renay is seeking child support and alimony.

On Saturday, Renay accused the star of continuously cheating on her during their eight-year relationship in a text post uploaded to Instagram.

The model criticized the singer for “eight years of lies and deception” and claimed that he had cheated on her with “women who sell him their unprotected bodies” and that she only gained “lost years and anguish” from their union.

A day later, Ne-Yo took to Twitter to say that he was not interested in speaking publicly about the split. He said: ‘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.

Divorce: In court documents, obtained by TMZ, the 36-year-old California native, who met his estranged spouse during a casting call for the music video for his song Non-Fiction, claimed that

Divorce: In court documents, obtained by TMZ, the 36-year-old California native, who met his estranged spouse during a casting call for the music video for his song Non-Fiction, claimed he “recently had a child with another woman ‘ (seen in 2019)

He added: “I simply ask that you please respect my privacy and that of my family at this time.”

The posts come after the couple gave their marriage a second chance and married again at a Las Vegas wedding in April, having previously married in 2016. The couple share children Shaffer, 6, and Roman, 4, along with daughter Isabella, 13 months They briefly separated in early 2020, but reconciled a few months later.

‘Eight years. 8 years of lies and deceit. 8 years of unknowingly sharing my life and that of my husband with numerous women who sell their bodies to him without protection… until the last one!’ Crystal wrote on Instagram.

Married: Their split comes after the couple gave their marriage a second chance and married again at a Las Vegas wedding in April, having previously tied the knot in 2016

Married: Their split comes after the couple gave their marriage a second chance and married again at a Las Vegas wedding in April, having previously tied the knot in 2016

Distress: The model recently slammed the singer for '8 years of lies and deception' and claimed he had cheated on her with 'women who sell him their unprotected bodies' and that apart from her children she has only gained 'lost years and anguish '.

Distress: The model recently slammed the singer for ‘8 years of lies and deception’ and claimed he had cheated on her with ‘women who sell him their unprotected bodies’ and that apart from her children she has only gained ‘lost years and anguish ‘.

Answer: Ne-Yo on Sunday took to Twitter and said he was not interested in speaking publicly about the split.

Answer: Ne-Yo on Sunday took to Twitter and said he was not interested in speaking publicly about the split.

“To say that I am heartbroken and disgusted is an understatement. Asking me to stay and accept it is absolutely insane. The mentality of a narcissist,’ he continued.

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, my health and my respect. Got 3 beautiful kids out of this but nothing but wasted years and heartache,” he continued.

She then pleaded with fans to stop sending her videos of her husband allegedly dating other women.

I ask everyone to stop sending me videos and information of him cheating because what he does is none of my business anymore. I am not a victim.’

State of mind: Crystal also posted two inspirational quotes from her story that seemed to refer to the state of mind she was in.

State of mind: Crystal also posted two inspirational quotes from her story that seemed to refer to the state of mind she was in.

‘I am choosing to stand tall with my head held high. If someone can’t love you the way you deserve, it’s up to you to love yourself. With no hate in my heart, I wish you nothing but the best,’ he concluded his statement, which was subtitled ‘God bless you.’

Crystal also posted two inspirational quotes on her story that seemed to refer to the state of mind she was in. The first said: ‘You don’t need closure from them. Because true closure is realizing your value, choosing yourself and walking away to get what you deserve.

The second read: ‘There are still women around here who don’t want anything from a man. No money, materialistic things, nothing… nothing but trust, love, support and a lot of affection. I am her. She is me. I am one of those women.

One more time: The couple announced they were splitting in February 2020, but quickly reconciled during the COVID-19 pandemic, before saying 'I do' one more time, this time at Resorts World in Las Vegas

One more time: The couple announced they were splitting in February 2020, but quickly reconciled during the COVID-19 pandemic, before saying ‘I do’ one more time, this time at Resorts World in Las Vegas

It comes after the couple married for the second time, six years after marrying for the first time and two years after a divorce petition was quickly withdrawn.

Ne-Yo, born Shaffer Chimere Smith, and Crystal were first married in February 2016, when they welcomed son Shaffer Chimere Smith, Jr. a month later.

The couple announced they were splitting up in February 2020, but quickly reconciled during the COVID-19 pandemic, before saying ‘I do’ once again, this time at Resorts World in Las Vegas.

Big day: The nuptials were captured by various guests on social media, including music artist Corey Mekell, who shared a series of photos and videos in one post

Big day: The nuptials were captured by various guests on social media, including music artist Corey Mekell, who shared a series of photos and videos in one post

The nuptials were captured by various guests on social media, including music artist Corey Mekell, who shared a series of photos and videos in one post.

“A weekend of laughter and love, congratulations to The Smiths!” he captioned the post.

It even captured part of the couple exchanging their vows, with Ne-Yo saying his wife has “eyes that are completely mesmerizing when you catch me looking every once in a while.”

Vows: He even captured part of the couple exchanging their vows, with Ne-Yo saying his wife has 'absolutely mesmerizing eyes when you catch me looking at myself from time to time'.

Vows: He even captured part of the couple exchanging their vows, with Ne-Yo saying his wife has ‘absolutely mesmerizing eyes when you catch me looking at myself from time to time’.

“You have a body to kill for, loot to die for,” he continued as the wedding party laughed, adding, “and the kind of smile that makes me want to keep you happy all the time.”

She also shared a video of her huge cake being cut along with another video of the couple sharing their first dance.

Bridal couture brand Ese Azenabor also shared a short video where the groom got to see the bride’s dress for the first time.

Dress: Haute couture bridal brand Ese Azenabor also shared a short video where the groom got to see the bride's dress for the first time.

Dress: Haute couture bridal brand Ese Azenabor also shared a short video where the groom got to see the bride’s dress for the first time.

‘This was such a beautiful moment and @neyo loved her dress. Congratulations to our beautiful bride @itscrystalsmith, we can’t wait to flood your time with this gorgeous over-the-top wedding,” the brand said in its post.

The couple’s second child, Roman Alexander-Raj Smith, was born in June 2018, while they welcomed their third child, Isabella Rose Smith, in June 2021.

The couple was ready to call it quits when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, forcing them to reassess their relationship.

Quarantine:

Quarantine: “Before the quarantine happened, we were definitely talking about divorce,” Ne-Yo said during a May 2021 interview on CBS’ The Talk

“Before the quarantine happened, we were definitely talking about divorce,” Ne-Yo said during a May 2021 interview on CBS’s The Talk.

“The quarantine forced us to stay still, block out the noise of the world; you know the world can get very, very noisy, and we tend to let the opinion of the world mean more in certain situations than it should,” he added.

He also shares two children with his ex Monyetta Shaw, with whom he dated from 2009 to 2013.

They tried: The couple was ready to call it quits when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, forcing them to reassess their relationship;  seen in 2019

They tried: The couple was ready to call it quits when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, forcing them to reassess their relationship; seen in 2019

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