Is history repeating itself with singer Ne-Yo and his ex-wife, Crystal Renay? The answer is negative!
The R&B star, real name Shaffer Chimere Smith, and Renay first married in 2016, but Renay filed for divorce in 2020. However, after welcoming a daughter, they reconciled and renewed their relationship. vows in April 2021 with an elaborate ceremony. . The reunion was short-lived as the duo ended their marriage again earlier this year.
Recently, they were spotted together, which raises the question of whether the former couple have once again put aside their differences. Keep reading to find out more!
Ne-Yo and his ex-wife, Crystal Renay, are not getting back together!
Reconciliation speculation about the “So Sick” singer and his ex-wife was sparked after they were recently spotted at the opening of the new Johnny’s Chicken and Waffles restaurant. However, TMZ reported that the ex-couple did not get together to rekindle their romance.
Instead, their joint public appearance was strictly business as the former lovers remained cordial for their children. A source close to the estranged couple told the media about the situation between them. “Ne-Yo and Crystal are not back together, and they were both at the opening of the restaurant because they are co-owners, and it’s in their contracts.”
The insider further shared that Ne-Yo and Crystal have been hanging out and seeing other people. However, they continue to co-parent their three children and remain business partners.
Ne-Yo and Renay’s public appearance comes two months after the dancer appears to have been welcomed a second child with his mistress, Sade. When the social media sensation posted photos of his new son, some of Ne-Yo’s fans searched for any connections the singer was the father of.
Photos posted by Sade showed her gently cradling her newborn baby. Captioning the post, she wrote, “Hey, Brixton. I looooove you, pooh…welcome home, my beautiful baby. Although the influencer kept the identity of her baby daddy away from the post, fans couldn’t help but notice the striking similarities between the newborn and the “Miss Independent” singer.
“Congratulations he looks like @neyo,” wrote one fan while another compared the baby to one of Renay’s three children. “Congratulations. Yes, Neyo is the grandpa. He looks just like his brother from Neyo’s ex-wife,” the individual wrote.
The Shade Room also took to their Instagram account, providing further evidence that the famous songwriter may be the father of the model’s son. The post was a collage featuring Sade’s pregnancy announcement, a photo of her newborn son, and a photo of the R&B singer.
Below the post, it was noted that Ne-Yo liked his post. The 43-year-old hitmaker’s gesture made fans think he was the child’s father.
The ‘Miss Independent’ singer and his ex-wife called him out over infidelity
After just five months apart, the former lovebirds finalized their divorce in February. According to the court document outlining the settlement, the ‘Because Of You’ singer must pay $20,000 for Crystal’s moving expenses and $150,000 so she can buy a new car, as well as an extensive settlement of $1.6 million.
The 37-year-old single mother will also receive $12,000 a month in child support for her three children, Shaffer Jr., Roman and Isabella. Ne-Yo will also pay school fees and they will have joint custody of their children. In addition, the mother will receive $5,000 per month in child support for the next three years.
While the two eventually called off their marriage, the union fell on hard times, and what seemed like the deal breaker happened in August 2022. At that time, the mother of three made on her social networks to slam her ex-husband and accuse him. of cheating.
She expressed dishearteningly in the outburst, which has since been deleted, “Eight years. Eight years of lies and deceptions. Eight years of unknowingly sharing my life and my husband with many women who sell their bodies to him. without protection… to the last!
She continued, “To say I am heartbroken and disgusted is an understatement. Asking me to stay and accept it is wild. The mentality of a narcissist. I’m not going to lie to the public anymore or pretend it’s something it’s not.
She also revealed that her husband had a child on the way and the child was not from her. She further described Ne-Yo’s pregnant wife as her “mistress”.