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Ne-Yo’s wife Crystal Renay files for divorce amid cheating allegations

Last weekend, Renay accused Ne-Yo of cheating in a lengthy Instagram post, and insisted it would be “insane” for her to stay with him following “eight years of lies and deception”. Picture: AP

Last weekend, Renay accused Ne-Yo of cheating in a lengthy Instagram post, and insisted it would be “insane” for her to stay with him following “eight years of lies and deception”. Picture: AP

Published Aug 5, 2022

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Ne-Yo’s wife Crystal Renay has filed for divorce.

The 36-year-old model has claimed the 42-year-old singer-songwriter “recently fathered a minor” with his “paramour”, and she described their union as “irretrievably broken with no hope for reconciliation”, according to court documents obtained by the “New York Post” newspaper’s Page Six column.

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In the papers, which were filed on Monday, Renay – who has children Shaffer, 6, Roman, 4, and Isabella, 13 months, with the “Miss Independent” singer – listed the pair’s date of separation as July 22.

She has requested primary physical custody of her children, as well as joint legal custody.

Last weekend, Renay accused Ne-Yo of cheating in a lengthy Instagram post, and insisted it would be “insane” for her to stay with him following “eight years of lies and deception”.

She wrote: “8 years. 8 years of lies and deception. 8 years of unknowingly sharing my life and my husband with numerous women who sell their bodies to him unprotected … every last one of them!

“To say I’m 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 that this is something it isn’t.

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“I choose me, I choose my happiness and health and my respect I gained 3 beautiful children out of this but nothing else but wasted years and heartache. (sic)”

Ne-Yo later took to Twitter to tell fans he wants to work out his marital “challenges” in private.

He tweeted: “For the sake of our children, my family and I will work through our challenges behind closed doors.

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“Personal matters are not meant to be addressed and dissected in public forums. I simply ask that you please respect me and my family’s privacy at this time.”

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Ne-Yo – who also has kids Madilyn, 11, and Mason, 10, with ex-girlfriend Monyetta Shaw – got engaged to Crystal in September 2015 and they married the following February.

The pair split briefly in 2020 but reconciled amid the Covid-19 pandemic and renewed their wedding vows earlier this year.

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