Ne-Yo’s wife, Crystal Smith, has accused him of fathering a child with another woman as she filed for divorce, it has been claimed.
The couple initially tied the knot in 2016, sharing three children together.
Their marriage has been thrown into the spotlight over the last few weeks after the skincare founder – also known as Crystal Renay – alleged that the Because of You singer had been unfaithful.
In a further bombshell, she has reportedly filed for divorce, accusing the musician of welcoming a fourth child with another woman.
According to TMZ, the mom-of-three filed documents in Atlanta earlier this week to bring their eight-year relationship to an official end.
She reportedly stated in the paperwork that their marriage is ‘irretrievably broken with no hope for reconciliation’, listing the date of their split as July 22, 2022.
Crystal claimed that she has been taking care of their children, Shaffer, Roman and Isabella, by herself since they went their separate ways, and is requesting primary physical custody of their brood, as well as joint legal custody.
She is also thought to be seeking child support and alimony.
The former couple have not spoken publicly about the latest claims surrounding their family, while Ne-Yo previously asked for privacy after his estranged partner claimed that he had been unfaithful.
‘8 years of life and deception. 8 years of unknowingly sharing my life and husband with numerous women … every last one of them,’ she said in a statement last month.
‘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. 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 [sic].’
Crystal requested that followers stop sending her ‘videos or information of him cheating’ as it was ‘no longer [her] concern’.
‘I am not a victim. I’m choosing to stand tall with my head held high,’ she added. ‘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.’
Ne-Yo later tweeted: ‘For the sake of our children, my family and I will work through our challenges behind closed doors.
‘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.’
The former couple have faced rough patches in their eight year romance, and previously split two years ago.
However, they were initially able to work on their romance and renewed their wedding vows in Las Vegas in April.
Metro.co.uk has contacted Ne-Yo’s reps for a comment.
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