It seems almost all of our favorite relationships end with celebrities. One of them is Ne-Yo and Crystal Renay (formerly Smith). The Irreplaceable writer is in the middle of a divorce, and it seems it’s getting uglier by the day. He was recently hit in the courtroom after a judge sided with his estranged wife in a matter related to social media posts.
Renay shocked fans when she announced on Instagram that her marriage was over and that it all stemmed from Ne-Yo’s alleged infidelity.
“8 years of lies and deceit. 8 years of unknowingly sharing my life and husband with many women who sell their bodies to him unprotected,” she wrote, in part, in one post. “Every single one of them! To say I’m heartbroken and disgusted is an understatement. Asking me to stay and accepting is absolutely insane. A narcissist’s mentality.” She later continued in the Post, “I’m not a victim. I choose to stand tall with my head held high. When 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.”
Then reports surfaced that Ne-Yo had impregnated another woman. There are also allegations that he leads a life of polygamy with consensual partners. In his own statement, he urged fans to respect that they are keeping things private.
Ne-Yo didn’t like Renay’s post. In fact, he and his legal team claim it cost him hundreds of thousands of dollars in potential revenue. The Jasmine Brand reports that the singer has requested an emergency hearing on the matter and has asked the judge to ask Renay to remove the post.
“To date, [Ne-Yo] has lost approximately $400,000 in salaries related to public appearances, professional bookings and promotional efforts related to promoting his new music project,” his attorneys note. “At this point, judicial intervention is required to end the immediate violation [Ne-Yo]. Without the intervention of the court [Crystal] will continue to engage in similar public acts that not only violate the Rules of Procedure directly, but also damage the Rules of Procedure [Ne-Yo].”
But the judge sided with Renay, noting that the mother-of-three did not willfully violate the court order. You don’t have to remove the post.
While the divorce appears to be progressing, the couple have previously separated. They announced they were getting divorced in 2020. But amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Ne-Yo claimed quarantine saved her. They renewed their vows earlier this year to celebrate five years of marriage and welcomed another daughter.
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