Ne-Yo‘s wife, Crystal Renay, says she doesn’t want to live with her husband after claiming he’s been cheating on her for eight years.
Renay shared a personal update on her marriage to Ne-Yo on social media on Saturday (July 30), telling followers that to say she’s “devastated and disgusted” by the situation would be an “understatement.”
“For the sake of our kids, my family and I will work through our challenges behind closed doors,” Ne-Yo responded on Twitter Sunday afternoon (July 31), a day after Renay posted a lengthy message on Instagram. “Personal matters are not meant to be discussed and dissected in public forums. I simply ask that you respect my and my family’s privacy at this time.”
On Saturday, Renay had written: “8 years of lies and deceit. 8 years of unknowingly sharing my life and my husband with numerous women who sell their bodies to him unprotected… every single one of them! To say I am heartbroken and disgusted , is an understatement. To ask me to stay and accept it is absolutely insane. The mentality of a narcissist.”
“I will no longer lie to the public or pretend this is something it’s not,” she said of the allegations. “I choose me, I choose my happiness and health and my respect. I got 3 beautiful children out of this but nothing but wasted years and heartache. I am asking you all to please stop sending me videos or information that he is cheating because what he does is no longer my concern. I’m not a victim. I choose to stand tall with my head held high. If someone can’t love you the way you deserve, then it’s up to you to love yourself . With no hate in my heart, I wish him nothing but the best.”
Ne-Yo recently addressed past marital issues he endured with Renay in an interview with Billboard. Earlier this month while talking about the new album Self explanatory, he said, “It’s no secret that during the pandemic, the couple” briefly considered divorce. But he said the couple, who married in 2016 and renewed their vows in 2022, found out at the time.
“It took the pandemic for us to sit down and have those necessary, yet really uncomfortable conversations… These situations, for whatever reason, always make for incredible lyrics. A lot of those lyrics are on this album,” the R&B singer said of the experience with her wife.
The couple welcomed their third child together last year, in June 2021. Ne-Yo is also the father of two more children from a previous relationship.
Check out Crystal’s memo and Ne-Yo’s response from this weekend below.
“For the sake of our children, my family and I will work through our challenges behind closed doors. Personal matters are not meant to be discussed and dissected in public forums. I simply ask that you respect my and my family’s privacy at this time .”
— NE-YO (@NeYoCompound) 31 July 2022