Looks like Ne-Yo’s wife is about to become “Miss Independent.”
Crystal Renay shared an impassioned statement via Instagram on Saturday, in which she accused her husband of cheating on her with “numerous” other women over the course of their nearly decade-long relationship.
“8 years of lies and deception. 8 years of unknowingly sharing my life and husband with numerous of women who sell their bodies to him unprotected… every last one of them!” her statement began.
“To say I’m heartbroken and disgusted is a understatement. 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,” she continued.
Renay, 36, added that she would be focusing on herself moving forward, writing, “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,” the model added of the three kids she shares with the 42-year-old singer — sons Shaffer Chimere, 6, and Roman Alexander-Raj, 4, as well as 13-month-old daughter Isabella Rose.
She concluded on a conciliatory note that nonetheless conveyed an air of finality: “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.”
A spate of celebs and influencers proclaimed their allegiance to Renay in the comments section, offering both condolences and words of support.
“Stand in your truth boo🤍 now it’s just time for the next chapter in your story. Sending you all the good vibes,” wrote social media personality Landon Romano.
“So sorry,” wrote model and dancer Bria Myles, adding five melancholic crying emojis.
By Sunday afternoon, Ne-Yo responded to Renay’s post via Twitter.
“For the sake of our children, my family and I will work through our challenges behind closed doors,” he explained.
“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.”
Renay first started dating Ne-Yo sometime after the two met in 2015 to discuss potentially collaborating on the musician’s upcoming album, according to People.
The R&B star’s ex-fiancée, Monyetta Shaw, 42, — with whom he shares Madilyn Grace, 11, and Mason Evan, 10 — claimed in a 2016 New York Post op-ed that she learned of his involvement with Renay in 2014, one year after he’d broken up with Shaw over the phone.
In any case, the “One in a Million” crooner successfully proposed to Renay in 2015, and the two wed a little under a year later — at which time she was nearly nine months pregnant with their first child.
The couple briefly split in 2020 before remarrying in 2022, throwing a lavish ceremony in Las Vegas to celebrate their reunion.