R&B star Ne-Yo has reportedly split from his wife ahead of their fourth wedding anniversary.
The So Sick hitmaker, real name Shaffer Smith, tied the knot with model Crystal Renay on 20 February, 2016, weeks before welcoming their first child, son Shaffer Smith, Jr., and they went on to have another boy, Roman, in 2018.
However, Crystal has since called time on the couple’s marriage and is now planning to file for divorce, according to The Jasmine Brand.
They have yet to comment on the reports, but Ne-Yo’s wife, who goes by her married name of Crystal Smith, has hinted at the split on social media, removing all images of the singer from her Instagram profile.
Ne-Yo, who also shares two kids with his former fiancee, Monyetta Shaw, recently acknowledged the ups and downs of their relationship in a post to celebrate the New Year, although he insisted they were still “perfect for each other”.
Alongside a snap of the smiling couple, he wrote, “2019 had its bumps and bruises, yes sure. But it’s not about the difficulty, it’s about one’s ability to realize when something is worth fighting for and one’s willingness to push thru (sic) to the potential greatness of a situation. There’s no such thing as perfect, a lesson we both had to learn and lock in. But perfect for each other is a real thing. And that’s you and me.”