Ne-Yo’s wife Crystal Renay says he’s been cheating on her for 8 years

Ne-Yo and Crystal Renay have been married for six years, and have three young children together. They nearly divorced in 2020, but then quarantine got them back together, and they had their third child in 2021. They even had another wedding just this past April. Over the weekend, Crystal blew up Ne-Yo’s spot in a detailed Instagram, saying that he’s been cheating on her for eight years with “numerous women who sell their bodies to him unprotected.” Whoa. Crystal goes on to say that Ne-Yo asked her to stay and accept him cheating, but she’s choosing her “happiness and health and respect.”

If you’re a Ne-Yo fan, you might know that the R&B singer has been married to Crystal Renay since 2016.

Last year, the couple welcomed their third child, Isabella Rose.

According to an explosive Instagram post from Crystal, however, it looks like their relationship might be in serious trouble.

“To say I’m heartbroken and disgusted is a understatement,” she continued while also stating that “to ask me to stay and accept it is absolutely insane,” as well as representative of “the mentality of a narcissist.”

“I will no longer lie to the public or pretend that this is something it isn’t. I choose me, I choose my happiness and health and my respect. I gained 3 beautiful children out of this but nothing else but wasted years and heartache.”

Crystal also asked fans to stop sending her evidence of Ne-Yo “cheating,” because “what he does is no longer my concern.”

“I am not a victim,” she concluded. “I’m choosing to stand tall with my head held high. If someone can’t love you the way you deserve then it’s up to you to love yourself. With no hate in my heart I wish him nothing but the best.”

This isn’t the first time the future of Ne-Yo and Crystal’s marriage has been in doubt. The couple also announced their separation in February 2020, but eventually reconciled and remarried in April of this year.

It should also be noted that Ne-Yo went out of his way to like her post — yes, really.

So we’ll see where things are heading here soon enough.

[From Buzzfeed News]

You know someone means business when it’s white text on a black background instead of an iPhone Notes app screenshot. Their 2020 divorce attempt was at Ne-Yo’s filing, but here it sounds like Crystal found out about his cheating from people sending her photos and videos of him with other women. It’s unclear whether she is being literal when she says women sold their bodies to him, but either way he put her health in danger. I know Crystal says she’s not a victim and she’s choosing to stand tall, but I feel really bad for her because this is an absolutely horrible betrayal. If he was cheating for eight years that’s basically the entirety of their relationship, before they even married, so it makes sense that she thinks those years were a waste except for their children. Crystal and her children deserve better and I’m glad she was honest about it instead of suffering in silence after he treated her terribly, while his image remains intact. Crystal has nothing to be embarrassed about, but Ne-Yo certainly does. He burned it down, so why shouldn’t she go scorched earth? And wishing him the best at the end is just perfect. Nothing drives a f-boi crazier than his ex ditching and being fine without him.

Ne-Yo posted a rather sniffy statement on his Twitter and got called out for leaving the quotation marks on it.

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  1. Princess Peach says:

    Well he was cheating on his ex-fiancé with her when they got together so surely this didn’t come out of left field. She’s just lucky that he didn’t manipulate her into getting a tubal ligation and then go on to have more kids with another woman like he did with his last ex.

    • Noki says:

      She is not a very nice person at all. There was some reality tv show she appeared and she was rude and mean. She also used to taunt Monyetta while posing with her wedding rings aimed at her,she is not so smug now!

    • Gizmo’sMa says:

      When I read this I thought wasn’t she the jump off? Thx for refreshing my memory. It’s just like my Nana used to say “When you marry the mistress, It creates a job opening.”

    • Nikki (Toronto) says:

      When this broke, I was confused as to why I should care and why she was surprised. Neyo showed the world who he was before she married him.

      • Eve Pane says:

        Same here. Ne-Yo made it no secret for years he like to have multiple women. He’s said it in interviews. Honey do your research. Google your man before you marry him.
        I’ll never understand

  2. VivaAviva says:

    Damn. I’m just here to say that looks like an iPhone note set on dark mode.

  3. Haylie says:

    In spite of their attempted media cleanup and payoffs, wasn’t Crystal one of Ne-Yo’s sneaky links while he was engaged to Monyetta? Didn’t he pressure Monyetta to get a tubal ligation because he didn’t want anymore kids, only to not get the vasectomy he claimed he was getting and go on to have 3 more kids with Crystal (let’s not forget him talking about the beauty of light skinned children).

    This man is pure evil, but Crystal is losing him the same way she got him.

    • Eve Pane says:

      It’s was going to be different with her.
      (Dripping with sarcasm)

    • Kristin says:

      Hell, given the fact that he was with dozens of other women up to and during the entirety of the marriage, I’d argue that Crystal can’t “lose him” because it sure sounds like she never “had him” to begin with!

  4. K says:

    Gross and scary. There are gas stations that probably have less bacteria than Ne Yo. Don’t look back, lady.

  5. Nev says:

    Sad. Hope she’s not infected with anything.

    • MeltingShadow says:

      Last week a story broke that an IG model who had been sleeping with a lot of men in music and sports found out she had AIDS. She hadn’t been tested in over 10 years but its alleged she has been with some pretty big names. Maybe Neyo was one of them?

  6. Amy Bee says:

    Crystal thought he would never cheat on her like he did on Monyetta.

  7. TwinFalls says:

    The included quotation marks 😂

  8. Joanna says:

    I was set to feel sorry for her then I read she cheated with him! You guys are the best w the scoop!

  9. theotherViv says:

    I just came to state the obvious : NO SH#T, SHERLOCK.
    Surprised: No One.

  10. Coco says:

    I don’t pay attention to Ne-yo so I did know what a trash person he is and after reading the comments Crystal doesn’t seem much better.

    I do wonder why she said the other women were selling their bodies to Ne-yo. Is that what she did when he was with his ex?

  11. Pork Chops and Applesauce says:

    Khloe, take note, this has you written all over it in more ways than one.

  12. Stone says:

    All I will say about this person is he tips 0% and it’s widely known in the Chicago hospitality industry. Hope the best for all involved, love this website!

  13. Bread and Circuses says:

    She lost him like she got him.