Crystal Smith, the wife of American singer and songwriter Ne-Yo, announced her divorce from the R&B artist on Sunday.
The mother-of-three stated on her Instagram page that for the first eight years of their marriage, she shared her husband with numerous women “who sell their bodies to him unprotected.”
She stated that she will no longer lie to the public or pretend that their marriage was functioning properly.
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“Eight years; eight years of lies and deception,” Crystal wrote. Eight years of unknowingly sharing my life and husband with many women who sell their bodies unprotected to him… every single 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.
“I will no longer lie to the public or pretend that this is something it isn’t.”
She continued, “I choose me, I choose my happiness and health and my respect. I gained three 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.”
The singer’s wife signed the statement with her maiden name – Crystal Renay – which indicated that she had dropped her husband’s surname.
Born Shaffer Smith, the singer had renewed his marital vows to Crystal in April 2022.