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

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

In court documents, obtained by TMZthe 36-year-old California native, who first met her estranged spouse during a casting call for the music video for his song Non-Fiction, claimed that he ‘recently fathered a child with another woman.’

Since her date of divorce, which she lists as July 22, 2022, she stated that she has custody of 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 multiple different women; seen in 2022

In addition, Renay is looking for child support and alimony.

On Saturday, Renay accused the star of being continuously unfaithful over the course of their eight-year relationship in a text post uploaded to Instagram.

The model slammed the singer for ‘eight years of lies and deceit’ and claimed he cheated on ‘women who sell their bodies unprotected to him’ and that she only got ‘wasted years and heartache’ from their union.

A day later, Ne-Yo took to Twitter to say that he wasn’t interested in talking publicly about the split. He said: ‘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 addressed and dissected in public forums.’

Divorce: In court documents obtained by TMZ, the 36-year-old California native, who first met her estranged wife during a casting call for the music video for his song Non-Fiction, claimed that he 'recently fathered a child with a other woman' (seen in 2019)

Divorce: In court documents obtained by TMZ, the 36-year-old California native, who first met her estranged wife during a casting call for the music video for his song Non-Fiction, claimed that he ‘recently fathered a child with a other woman’ (seen in 2019)

He added: ‘I just ask that you respect the privacy of me and my family at this time.’

The news comes after the couple gave their marriage a second chance and tied the knot in a Las Vegas wedding in April, after previously tying the knot in 2016. The couple share sons Shaffer, 6, and Roman, 4, together with daughter Isabella, 13 months. They briefly split in early 2020, but reconciled a few months later.

8 years. 8 years of lies and deception. 8 years of unknowingly sharing my life and my husband with numerous women selling their bodies unprotected to him…every last one of them!’ Crystal wrote on Instagram.

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

Heartache: The model recently slammed the singer for '8 years of lies and deceit', saying he cheated on 'women who sell their bodies to him unprotected' and that, apart from her children, she only had 'wasted years and heartache ' has gained.

Heartache: The model recently slammed the singer for ‘8 years of lies and deceit’, saying he cheated on ‘women who sell their bodies to him unprotected’ and that, apart from her children, she only had ‘wasted years and heartache ‘ has gained.

Answer: Ne-Yo took to Twitter on Sunday, saying he wasn't interested in talking publicly about the split

Answer: Ne-Yo took to Twitter on Sunday, saying he wasn’t interested in talking publicly about the split

‘To say I am heartbroken and horrified is an understatement. To ask me to stay and accept it is absolutely insane. The mentality of a narcissist,’ she continued.

‘I will no longer lie to the public or pretend this is something it is not. 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 sadness,’ she continued.

She then begged fans to stop sending her videos of her husband allegedly going out with other women.

‘I ask that you all stop sending me videos and cheating information about him because what he does is no longer my concern. I am not a victim.’

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

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

‘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,’ she added in her statement, which was subtitled ‘God bless’.

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

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

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

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

It comes after the couple married for the second time, six years after they first tied the knot and two years after filing for divorce which was quickly withdrawn.

Ne-Yo – born Shaffer Chimere Smith – and Crystal first tied the knot in February 2016, as they welcomed their son Shaffer Chimere Smith, Jr. a month later.

The couple announced they were separating 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 wedding was captured by a number of guests on social media, including musical artist Corey Mekell, who shared a number of photos and videos in a post

Big day: The wedding was captured by a number of guests on social media, including musical artist Corey Mekell, who shared a number of photos and videos in a post

The wedding festivities were captured by a number of guests on social media, including musical artist Corey Mekell, who shared a number of photos and videos in a post.

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

He even caught part of the pair exchanging their vows, with Ne-Yo saying his wife has, ‘eyes that are absolutely mesmerizing when you catch me and stare every now and then.’

Vows: He even caught part of the couple exchanging their vows, with Ne-Yo saying that his wife 'has eyes that are absolutely hypnotizing if you catch me staring every now and then.

Vows: He even caught part of the couple exchanging their vows, with Ne-Yo saying that his wife ‘has eyes that are absolutely hypnotizing if you catch me staring every now and then.

‘You have a body to kill for, a booty to die for,’ he continued as the wedding party laughed, adding, ‘and the kind of smile that I want to keep you happy always.’

He also shared a video of their huge cake cutting along with another video of the couple sharing their first dance.

Haute couture bridal brand Ese Azenabor also shared a short video where the groom saw the bride’s dress for the first time.

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

Dress: Haute couture bridal brand Ese Azenabor also shared a short video where the groom saw 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 beautiful wedding,’ the brand said in its post.

The couple’s second son, 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 reevaluate their relationship.

Quarantine: 'Before quarantine happened, we definitely talked about divorce,' Ne-Yo said during a May 2021 interview on CBS' The Talk

Quarantine: ‘Before quarantine happened, we definitely talked 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’ The Talk.

‘The quarantine forced us to sit still, to block out the noise of the world – you know the world can get very, very loud, and we tend to let the world’s opinion in certain situations more then it has to be,’ he added.

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

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

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

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

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