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Crystal Renay Breaks Her Silence: The Truth Behind Her Divorce from NE-YO

Updated On 05 Jul, 2023 Published On 05 Jul, 2023
Crystal Renay Breaks Her Silence: The Truth Behind Her Divorce from NE-YO

Hold onto your hats, folks, because we've got some juicy gossip about the stunning Crystal Renay! This American bombshell was born on September 18, 1989, and has made a name for herself as a triple threat - model, actress, and singer!

Crystal Renay And Ne-YO's Love Story!

Grab some tissues, folks, because we have a love story that'll melt your heart! Crystal Renay Williams and Shaffer Chimere Smith popularly known as  Ne-Yo's romance were anything but ordinary, filled with chance encounters, spontaneous moments, and plenty of love.

Crystal Renay was married to Ne-Yo in 2016.

It all started in 2015 when the Closer singer was working on his album Non-Fiction, and fate brought him and his lady together. Despite her two-hour delay, the two hit it off and sparks flew faster than you can say "love at first sight." However, before Renay, Ne-Yo was engaged to his ex-fiance Monyetta Shaw.

Things moved quickly for the smitten love birds, and before you knew it, Ne-Yo was down on one knee, proposing to Williams in a moment of pure spontaneity. And how did she respond, you ask? Well, with a sassy "Do I look like the type of girl that needs a ring to get proposed to?" - we stan a confident queen!

The loved-up duo tied the knot in a breathtaking oceanside ceremony later that year, complete with a stunning 18-person wedding party and a jaw-dropping 6-foot cake. And since then, they had been living the dream of being one of Hollywood's most adorable power couples until 2022.

Reason Behind The Power Couple's Split

Oh, the drama! the beauty queen Renay and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Ne-Yo have officially called it quits after a tumultuous few months filled with scandal and accusations.

The love mates, who got married  in 2016, had been separated since July 2020, with divorce documents obtained by PEOPLE stating that their marriage was "irretrievably broken with no hope for reconciliation." But it's not just a simple case of falling out of love - oh no. The documents allege that Miss Independent music artist fathered a child with another woman during their marriage - scandalous!

Moreover, the celebrity wife took to social media in July 2020, posting a statement accusing the songwriter of cheating on her for eight years. And while he responded with a statement of his own, promising to work through their challenges behind closed doors, it seems the damage had already been done.

Crystal Renay is the mother of three kids.  

Despite trying to work through the duo's issues and using the coronavirus lockdown to their advantage, the love partners eventually reached an impasse, unable to open up to each other and work through their problems. And so, the divorce was officially finalized on January 26, 2021, with Renay receiving a whopping $12,000 a month in child support from Ne-Yo to care for their three children, as well as a one-time payment of $1.6 million for their property.

Well, it seems like it's the end of the road for these two lovebirds, but we'll be keeping a close eye on what's next for the gorgeous woman and her former spouse. Interestingly the beautiful lady came into the limelight after her video with her new boyfriend circulated on the internet, but the identity of her boyfriend hasn't been revealed. 

Get To Know About Their Kids

Well, the former hot duo welcomed their fifth child together, a daughter named Isabella Rose Smith, in February 2021. And, that's not all, as the leading name has two other children from a previous relationship, while Crystal has one child from her past relationship.

Crystal Renay was dating Ne-Yo for years. 

But that's not the end of the baby boom for the Mad hitmaker. The big-name had filed court papers to establish paternity of two more children with his current girlfriend Sade. The doting dad wanted to ensure that his kids can collect an inheritance from him in the future.

Eventually after the divorce of Renay with the songwriter, the couple shares a deep love for their children and often shares adorable family moments on social media. We can't wait to see what the future holds for this growing family!

How Rich Is Crystal Renay's Former Husband Ne-Yo?

Oh my, have you heard about Ne-Yo's incredible success? The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, actor, dancer, and record producer has achieved so much in his career, it's hard to keep track! Ne-Yo, whose real name is Shaffer Smith, has not only earned three Grammy Awards but has also become one of the most successful R&B artists of the 2000s. And let's not forget about his whopping $9 million net worth!

Likewise, the household name's career skyrocketed after he wrote Mario's hit single "Let Me Love You" in 2004. This led to a meeting with Def Jam's then-president Jay-Z, which resulted in a long-term recording contract.

Moreover, the celeb's debut solo single, "Stay" (featuring Peedi Peedi), was released in 2005, and his debut studio album, In My Own Words (2006), was a major hit, reaching number one on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States and being certified platinum in the United States, United Kingdom, Japan, and Australia.

Nevertheless, that's not all - So Sick music artist's second and third studio albums, Because of You (2007) and Year of the Gentleman (2008), were also massive successes, with the former winning the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album at the 50th Grammy Awards. The singer has also dabbled in acting, starring in films such as Stomp the Yard (2007) and Battle: Los Angeles (2011), as well as writing songs for movies like Step Up 2: The Streets (2008) and Red Tails (2012).

But wait, there's more! the American personality has also made a fortune through endorsements and investments. He's endorsed brands like Pepsi, Reebok, and Ford and invested in companies such as the mobile gaming company Skillz, the streaming service TIDAL, and the social media platform Vero. It's no wonder he's worth so much!

And let's not forget about media star, Renay Smith, who is a successful entrepreneur in her own right. She has her clothing line, Crystal Renay, and founded the lifestyle brand, The Crystal Renay Collection. With an estimated net worth of around $2 million, which she added to her divorce from her ex-husband.

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