Ne-Yo is asking for privacy from the public while he tries to work through issues with Crystal Renay after she alleged the singer had been unfaithful during their marriage.
On Sunday afternoon (July 31), Ne-Yo took to Twitter, a day after Renay posted a lengthy note on Instagram, requesting that everyone give them some time.
“For the sake of our children, my family and I will work through our challenges behind closed doors,” he tweeted. “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.”
On Saturday, Renay wrote: “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! To say I’m heartbroken and disgusted is an understatement. To ask me to stay and accept it is absolutely insane. The mentality of a narcissist.”
She continued: “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. I ask that you all please stop sending me videos or information of him cheating because what he does is no longer my concern. I am not a victim. I’m choosing to stand tall with my head held high. 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.”
During a recent interview with Billboard, Ne-Yo discussed his marital problems with Renay while speaking about his new album Self-Explanatory. He noted that “It’s no secret that during the course of the pandemic” and that the pair were briefly considering divorce.
“It took the pandemic for us to really sit and have those necessary, yet really uncomfortable conversations … Those situations for whatever reason always make for incredible song lyrics,” he added. “A lot of those song lyrics are on this album.”
The couple were married in 2016 and have had three children together since.