Valentine’s month is still on us, and it seems the love has lost its magic for some. Ne-Yo and his wife, Crystal Renay Williams have decided to split after being together for four whole years.
The sudden news shocked the fans and public alike, and they want to know about the matter in-depth. Here’s what we know regarding the issue.
Ne-Yo Broke The News In a Podcast
On Saturday’s Private Talk episode with Alexis Texas, the R&B singer confirmed that he and his wife have indeed split. The 40-year-old singer whose real name is Shaffer Chimere Smith continued the two are in the process of filing for a divorce.
“It’s slowly but surely becoming public knowledge that myself and my wife have decided to go ahead and get a divorce.”
And of course, the singer expressed the news maturely.
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“It’s not a sad thing, it’s more of us realising- long story short, I’m never gonna talk bad about her. She’s a fantastic woman. She’s the mother of my children and she’s always gonna be that and I will always respect her.”
Likewise, Ne-Yo talked highly of his former wife and even said the decision was not made by him alone.
“Long story short, she’s got demons just like everybody else, just like me. We realize that our demons don’t mesh and until both of us get a hold of our personal demons. It’s gonna be just difficult for us to stay married.”
The So Sick singer then concluded the interview by saying how they will continue being friends and there for their children.
“With that being said, that’s that, that’s the end of that chapter, not the end of the book. Like I said, that’s the mother of my kids and I love her to death. We’re going to be family forever.”
Ne-Yo and His Wife Has Been Married For Four Years
Ne-Yo and his former wife, Renay, met for the first time in the year 2015. At that time, the R&B singer was working on his album, Non-Fiction. After that, the duo got close, and their relationship progressed as time went on.
Moreover, the couple started dating shortly after, and in February 2016, the new couple tied the knot in an oceanside ceremony just outside of Los Angeles. And surely, their close friends and family attended the nuptial ceremony.
After a month, the lovely couple welcomed their first child, a son named Shaffer Chimere Jr, in March 2016. Likewise, their second son, Roman Alexander Raj, was born just a year before in 2018.
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Other than that, the R&B singer has two children from his previous marriage with Monyetta Shaw. He has a son named Mason Evan and a daughter Madilyn Grace.