After eight years of marriage, the 'So Sick' singer has been accused of cheating by his wife, Crystal Renay. Renay shared several claims over social media regarding the singer's infidelity and has expressed she is ready and willing to move forward on her own. While these sources are not 100% confirmed, here's what we know so far…
When the couple first met, it seemed like they were having the time of their lives. The pair fell in love quickly, as it only took a year after their first date to expect their first child, while Ne-Yo put a ring on it in February 2016. While we all know Ne-Yo as the fedora-wearing pop singer, Renay is most famous for being an American TV personality, appearing on TV shows like The Platinum Life and About The Business. After tying the knot, Renay's celeb status heightened. Using this to her advantage, her YouTube culinary channel and side-hustle, 'Crystal Creations,' received hype. Aside from expecting children, they have experienced previous bumps in the road. The former World of Dance judge announced on a podcast in 2020 that he and Renay were splitting up. Considering there was no bad blood between the two, it was confusing why. Nevertheless, they both ran back into each other's lives and conceived their 3rd child, continuing their marriage. Now, 8 years down the line, it seems history is repeating itself.
On July 30th, 2022, Renay took her accusations to Instagram in a cryptic and vulnerable statement. She shared that the most important thing she has gained from this marriage is her three beautiful children, Shaffer Chimere Smith Jr. (6), Roman Alexander-Raj (4), and Isabella Rose (13 months). As if it's not hard enough having a relationship in the public eye, where everyone thinks they can interfere, Renay has "pleaded" fans to stop sending her video evidence and information. Remaining strong and focusing on her happiness, Renay empowers the miss independent profile. She writes, "if someone can't love you the way you deserve, then it's up to you to love yourself." Though nothing has been confirmed yet on Ne-Yo's part, Renay seems set in stone with her decision.
This is not the first time celeb cheating claims have been brought to the public eye, and we have seen the damage that is possible. Since her post, Renay has received nothing but love and support, though Ne-Yo has remained silent. His Instagram has been slightly active but has not touched upon the situation. In the meantime, we can only praise Renay for her strength during this situation and wait to hear Ne-Yo share his side. Stay tuned!