Crystal Renay speaks out after filing for divorce from Ne-Yo: ‘Certain things can’t be forgiven’


Ne-Yo and Crystal Renay

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It seems Crystal Renay has made up her mind about her decision to divorce Ne-Yo.

In a video published by TMZ Friday, Renay, 36, is first heard of after filing for divorce from the “So Sick” singer earlier this month.

When asked if there was a chance for her and Ne-Yo, 42, to work out their marriage, Renay replied, “There are no chances, God is good. Let’s move on to a better life.”

Ne-Yo and Crystal Smith attend Sean.  Bee

Ne-Yo and Crystal Smith attend Sean. Bee

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Speaking about the split, she added: “Some things can’t be forgiven, but God will forgive, and one day I will. The Christian one day I have to, but I’m fine.”

As for whether or not she would date again, Renay told the outlet, “I mean, only God knows.”

Shortly after Renay publicly accused the R&B singer of cheating, earlier this month he filed for divorce papers obtained by PEOPLE in Atlanta, claiming that the couple’s marriage “has been broken irretrievably with no hope of reconciliation” following Ne-Yo’s alleged infidelity. .

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Renay has been married to Ne-Yo since February 2016 and the couple share three children: 14-month-old daughter Isabella Rose, as well as sons Roman Alexander-Raj, 4, and Shaffer Chimere Jr., 6.

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According to the divorce documents, Renay claimed that Ne-Yo – from whom she claims to have been separated since July 22 – recently fathered a child with another woman.

The Grammy winner’s wife also said she has been caring for their three children since the divorce, and she is seeking primary physical and joint legal custody, as well as child support and alimony.

Representatives from both Ne-Yo and Renay did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment at the time.

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On July 30, Renay shared a now-deleted Instagram post claiming that Ne-Yo was unfaithful to her in their marriage and that the couple’s longstanding relationship is now over. Ne-Yo, for his part, said he will not comment on “personal matters.”



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“Eight years. 8 years of lies and deceit,” Renay wrote in her post, which was deleted along with her entire account. “[Eight] years of unknowingly sharing my life and my husband with countless women selling their bodies to him unprotected…every one of them!”

“To say I’m heartbroken and disgusted is a…[n] understatement,” her message continued. “Asking me to stay and accept it is absolutely insane. The mindset of a narcissist. I will no longer lie to the public or pretend this is something it isn’t. I choose myself, I choose my happiness and health and my respect.”

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“I won [three] beautiful children, but nothing but wasted years and heartache,” Renay added.

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Renay then asked fans not to send her proof of Ne-Yo’s infidelity in her social media post.

A day after Renay shared her post, NE-YO wrote a response in a message on Twitter.

“For the sake of our children, my family and I will face our challenges behind closed doors. Personal matters are not meant to be discussed and dissected in public forums,” he said at the time. “I’m just asking you to respect my and my family’s privacy at this time.”

The now estranged couple had previously split up in February 2020, but reconciled four months later. They then renewed their wedding vows in an elaborate ceremony in April 2022 at a red-themed soiree in Las Vegas after they originally tied the knot in 2016. After the ceremony, the couple shared numerous photos and videos from the big day on Instagram.


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