Ne-Yo’s wife Crystal Renay Smith accuses him of cheating

Looks like Ne-Yo’s wife is about to become “Miss Independent.”

Crystal Renay shared an impassioned statement via Instagram on Saturday, in which she accused her husband of cheating on her with “many” other women during their nearly decade-long relationship.

“8 years of lies and deceptions. 8 years of unknowingly sharing my life and my husband with many women who sell their bodies to him without protection…until the last! his statement began.

“To say I am heartbroken and disgusted is an understatement. Asking me to stay and accept it is absolutely insane. The mentality of a narcissist. I’m not going to lie to the public anymore or pretend it’s something it’s not,” she continued.

Renay, 36, added that she would focus on herself moving forward, writing: ‘I choose myself, I choose my happiness, my health and my respect.

“I gained 3 beautiful children from this but nothing but lost years and heartache,” the model added of the three children she shares with the 42-year-old singer-son. Shaffer Chimera6 and Romain Alexandre-Raj4, plus a 13 month old daughter Isabelle Rose.

Crystal Renay's Instagram statement on Ne-Yo's infidelity
Crystal Renay shared this passionate statement via Instagram on Saturday.

She concluded on a conciliatory note that nonetheless conveyed an air of finality: “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 only wish him the best.

A string of celebrities and influencers proclaimed their allegiance to Renay in the comments section, offering both condolences and words of support.

“Hold on to your truth boo🤍 now its just time for the next chapter of your story. Sending you all the good vibes,” wrote social media personality Landon Romano

“So sorry,” model and dancer Bria Myles wrote, adding five melancholy crying emojis.

Ne-Yo and Crystal Renay
Crystal Renay first married Ne-Yo in 2016.
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From Sunday afternoon, Ne-Yo responded to Renay’s post via Twitter.

“For the sake of our children, my family and I will meet our challenges behind closed doors,” he explained.

“Personal matters are not meant to be discussed and dissected in public forums. I just ask that you respect my privacy and that of my family at this time.

Renay started dating Ne-Yo sometime after the two met in 2015 to discuss a possible collaboration on the musician’s next album, according to people.

Ne-Yo's wife, Crystal Renay, accuses him of cheating:
“My family and I will meet our challenges behind closed doors,” Ne-Yo tweeted.
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The R&B star’s ex-fiancée Monyetta Shaw, 42, – with whom he shares Madilyn Grace, 11, and Mason Evan, 10 – claimed in a 2016 New York Post op-ed that she learned of her involvement with Renay in 2014, a year after her split from Shaw over the phone.

Anyway, the “One in a Million” crooner successfully proposed to Renay in 2015and the two married just under a year later, by which time she was nearly nine months pregnant with their first child.

The couple briefly split in 2020 before remarry in 2022, throwing a lavish ceremony in Las Vegas to celebrate their reunion.

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