After four years of marriage, Ne-Yo and his wife and mother of his kids, Crystal Smith, are officially calling it quits.
During a visit to the Private Talk Podcast, the “So Sick” singer confirmed the divorce rumors that have been circulating on the internet since last week.
“It’s slowly but surely becoming public knowledge that myself and my wife have decided to go ahead and get a divorce,” Ne-Yo native said. “It’s not a sad thing, it’s more of a us realizing…long story short, I’m never gonna talk bad about her. I’m not that person. There’s nothing bad to say about her. She’s a fantastic woman. She’s the mother of my children and she’s always gonna be that.”
He continued, “Long story short, she’s got demons just like everyone else, just like me and we realize our demons don’t mesh and until the both of get ahold of our personal demons, it’s gonna be just difficult for us to stay married. That’s the end of that chapter, not the end of that book. Like I said, that’s the mother of my kids and I love her to death. We’re gonna be family forever.”
Ne-Yo and Crystal married in 2016 and have two children together, Shaffer Chimere Smith, Jr. and Roman Alexander-Raj Smith. The musician also has two more kids with ex Monyetta Shaw.