August 5, (THEWILL) – Crystal Renay, the estranged wife of American singer and songwriter, Shafer Chiemere Smith, aka Ne-Yo, has filed for a divorce from the singer, citing irreconcilable differences.
According to TMZ, Crystal, who tied the knot with Ne-Yo in 2016, gave the date of separation as July 22, 2022, in the divorce documents.
Though the couple has three kids together, Crystal claimed that the singer recently fathered a child with another woman.
She added that since the split, she has been the only one taking care of their three children.
In the divorce suit, Crystal noted that the marriage was “irretrievably broken with no hope for reconciliation.”
As part of her divorce requirements, Crystal was seeking physical custody of the children and joint legal custody.
The singer has also been asked to provide child support.
In a statement on her Instagram page on Sunday, had stated that for eight years of her knowing Ne-Yo, she had shared her husband with numerous women who sold their bodies to him unprotected.
The singer’s wife signed the statement with her maiden name – Crystal Renay – which indicated that she had dropped her husband’s surname.
Ne-Yo renewed his marital vows to Crystal in April 2022.
This is the second time Crystal would file for a divorce in her marriage. She earlier filed one in 2020 and withdrew it.