The allegations that Ne-Yo recently fathered a child with another woman have prompted Ne-wife Yo to file for divorce.
Crystal Smith, who was married to the artist Ne-Yo (full name: Shaffer Chimere Smith) in 2016, reportedly filed divorce papers in Atlanta this week, just a few days after accusing the musician of infidelity in public. Multiple news agencies reported on this development.
According to the docs that were obtained by Us Weekly, Smith stated that the marriage is “irretrievably broken” and that there is “no prospect for reconciliation.” Smith and the “Because of You” star are parents to three children together.
In addition to the fact that he stated, “recently fathered a young child with his paramour,” which is an allegation that he “committed the act of adultery,” is what she says he did.
Smith noted that she has been caring for their children, Isabella Rose, 1, Roman Alexander-Raj Smith, 4, and Shaffer Chimere Jr., 6, since the couple officially ended their relationship on July 22, and she provided the date as the official date of separation.
She is requesting primary physical custody of the children, joint legal custody, child support, and alimony. She also wants joint legal custody of the children.
In addition, Madilyn Grace, age 11, and Mason Evan, age 9, are Ne-children Yo’s with his ex-girlfriend, Monyetta Shaw.
The soon-to-be exes’ marriage was fraught with conflict for its entirety. In the year 2020, he submitted a petition for divorce, stating that the marriage had “irretrievably broken down.”
The request was subsequently retracted, and he gave gratitude to the COVID lockdown for its role in facilitating their reconciliation.
In 2021, they became parents to their third child, and in April of that same year, they participated in an elaborate ceremony to recommit themselves to one another in marriage.
Over the course of the weekend, Smith ended their relationship for the third time and used Instagram to make the accusation that her spouse had been unfaithful to her throughout their whole time together.
She claimed that it had been eight years of lying and dishonesty. “I have unintentionally shared my life and my husband for the past eight years with a number of other women who have sold their bodies to him without any protection. It would be an understatement to say that I’m heartbroken and disgusted by what happened.
It is completely absurd to suggest that I continue living here and tolerate it.” She said that their time together was nothing but “wasted years and heartache,” except the time spent raising their children.”
On social media, Ne-Yo provided his response, in which he stated, “For the sake of our children, my family and I will work through our issues behind closed doors,” and he asked his fans for privacy during this difficult time.
The rumored paternity of a second child has not been addressed in the singer’s public statements as of now. Yahoo has attempted to get in touch with his representative, and if we receive a response, we will amend this article accordingly.
A ‘Voice’ Cast Member Is Accused of Cheating by Their Spouse
Ne-Yo, a multiple-time “Voice” singer and coach and a judge on “World of Dance,” has recently been engaged in controversy after his wife Crystal Renay Smith accused him of infidelity in a long Instagram post. Here’s what’s transpiring and what others are advising Smith:
Crystal Accused Ne-Yo of Cheating with Sexual Employees
Crystal claimed in a now-deleted Instagram post that her spouse Ne-Yo has been unfaithful to her for eight years.
Ne-Yo and Crystal were married in 2016 and have three children: Shaffer, 6, Roman, 4, and Isabella, 1-year-old. Ne-Yo has two children from a previous relationship: 11-year-old daughter Madilyn and 10-year-old son Mason.
Ne-Yo Reacts to Crystal’s Instagram Post
Ne-Yo later sent a statement on Twitter requesting privacy. The statement continues, “For the sake of our children, my family and I will address our difficulties in private.
Personal matters should not be discussed and analyzed in public spaces. Please respect mine and my family’s privacy during this difficult time.”
According to TMZ, Ne-Yo and Crystal have had a turbulent relationship over the previous several years, even announcing their divorce in 2020 before reuniting and remarrying in April 2022.
During an appearance on “The Tamron Hall Show” in November 2020, the pair appeared together and discussed their reconciliation.
“I did not desire a divorce. I was quite heartbroken by it, but I felt I couldn’t express that to her. I was unable to share it with the world. Initially, my pride prevented me from revealing that to her, but I believe she understood where I was coming from,” stated Ne-Yo.
“He filed for divorce, returned home, and inquired about dinner.” “I was like, ‘Whatever your mother’s making,'” Crystal added. “I was saying, You have to get up outta here.'”
“I returned immediately, as it didn’t feel right. Ne-Yo stated, “It made no sense to me to obtain a divorce.”
Ne-Yo is a mentor and multiple-time “Voice” performer. During the premiere season, he performed “Give Me Everything” with Pitbull.
Ne-Yo served as a mentor for Cee-Lo Green’s squad during season two, then returned in season three to perform with fifth-place finisher Amanda Brown. Later, he sang his duet with Celine Dion titled “Incredible” at the season five finale.
Ne-Yo stated in an interview with Christina Milian (via Digital Spy) that he enjoys “The Voice” due to its emphasis on talent.
Ne-Yo remarked, “What I like about ‘The Voice’ is that, yes, it’s a singing competition, but it’s a singing competition that focuses on talent.” “The Voice” will return to NBC in the fall of 2022.