Ne-Yo is asking people to respect his and his family’s privacy after his wife publicly accused him of cheating.
Ne-Yo’s wife, Crystal Renay Smith, shared an emotional statement Saturday night in which she accused her husband – whose first name is Shaffer Chimere Smith – of sleeping with other women during their eight-year marriage.
“8 years of lies and deceit,” she wrote on Instagram. “8 years of unknowingly sharing my life and my husband selling their bodies to him unprotected. .. every single one of them! To say I’m heartbroken and disgusted is an understatement. Asking me to stay and accept it is absolutely insane.”
Crystal Renay said she couldn’t stay with Ne-Yo any longer, writing that apart from her three children, the “Miss Independent” singer gave her nothing but “wasted years and heartache.”
“I will no longer lie to the public or pretend I am not,” she continued. “I choose myself, I choose my happiness, my health and my respect. I got 3 beautiful kids from it but nothing but wasted years and heartache. I ask you all to stop sending me videos or information of him cheating because what he does is none of my business anymore.”
Ne-Yo tweeted a statement on Sunday that indirectly addressed their allegations and said the pair would overcome their “challenges” away from the public eye.
“For the sake of our children, my family and I will complete our challenges behind closed doors,” Ne-Yo wrote. “Personal matters should not be discussed and analyzed in public forums. All I ask is that you respect the privacy of me and my family at this time.”
After wed in 2016, the couple renewed their vows in Las Vegas in April. Shortly after, he sat down with the People Everyday podcast and discussed how he and his wife’s “darker spot” had inspired the songs on his recently released album Self Explanatory.
“I can honestly say that we are better now than before,” said Ne-Yo. “We’ve learned to really listen to each other, we’ve learned to slow down in a moment and really figure out if the emotion we’re trying to jump to is the emotion that should be placed in that situation.
“These are things that require effort every day,” he added. “It is not easy.”
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