Ne-Yo’s wife, Crystal Renay, files for divorce amid paternity claims

Ne-Yo’s wife, Crystal Renay, has filed for divorce from the singer, alleging he fathered a child with another woman amid previous infidelity claims.

In divorce documents obtained by Page Six on Thursday, the model, 36, claimed that Ne-Yo, 42, “recently fathered a minor” with his “paramour.”

Renay filed the court docs on Monday and listed their date of separation as July 22. She called their marriage “irretrievably broken with no hope for reconciliation.”

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Ne-Yo’s wife, Crystal Renay, has officially filed for divorce, claiming the singer fathered a child with another woman.
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She and the Grammy winner — whose real name is Shaffer Chimere Smith — initially tied the knot in February 2016. The on-again, off-again couple divorced two years later before marrying again in April 2022.

The pair have three children together — Shaffer, 6, Roman, 4, and Isabella, 1. Ne-Yo is also the father of Madilyn, 11, and Mason, 10, from his previous relationship with Monyetta Shaw.

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The model accused Ne-Yo of cheating via Instagram over the weekend.
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In here Aug. 1 filing, Renay requested primary physical custody of the little ones, as well as joint legal custody.

One day prior, she accused Ne-Yo of cheating in a lengthy Instagram post, referring to their time together as “eight years of lies and deception.”

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The singer denied the allegations in a tweet.
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She continued, “8 years of unknowingly sharing my life and husband with numerous women who sell their bodies to him unprotected … every last one of them!”

The “heartbroken and disgusted” actress went on to write, “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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Ne-Yo shares three children with Renay and two with ex Monyetta Shaw.
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Besides her “three beautiful children,” Renay added in the since-deleted social media upload that she got “nothing else but wasted years and heartache” from Ne-Yo.

The songwriter responded to his estranged partner’s allegations via Twitter Sunday, writing, “For the sake of our children, my family and I will work through our challenges behind closed doors.”

He continued, “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.”

Page Six has reached out to Ne-Yo’s rep for comment.

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