"It's slowly but surely becoming public knowledge that myself and my wife have decided to go ahead and get a divorce," said Ne-Yo, whose real name is Shaffer Chimere Smith. "It's not a sad thing, it's more of a us realising- 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 and I will always respect her."
Ne-Yo and Crystal in happier times.
"Long story short, she's got demons just like everybody else, just like me," he added. "We realise that our demons don't mesh and until both of us get a hold of our personal demons, it's gonna be just difficult for us to stay married. With that being said, that's that, that's the end of that chapter, not the end of the book. Like I said, that's the mother of my kids and I love her to death. We're going to be family forever."
The couple sharew two children together and Ne-Yo also has two kids from a previous relationship.
The couple tied the knot in February 2016 and welcomed their first child, son Shaffer Chimere Smith, Jr., a month later. Their second son, Roman Alexander-Raj Smith, was born in 2018.