Reality TV star Crystal Renay came into limelight after became a part of shows like About the Business (2016) and The Platinum Life (2017).
However, she had earlier made a name for herself as a model appearing in R&B singer Ne-Yo's music video of Money Can't Buy (2014). The relationship between Crystal and the singer- which started off as professional- eventually turned into a romantic setting and later into marriage.
But, is the love between the two still alive? Or, have the two parted ways? Let's find out!
First Met Ne-Yo, Proposal
Crystal Renay was previously married to the So Sick singer, Ne-Yo, for almost four years.
The model had first encountered her now ex-husband during a business dinner in 2015, where the two were to discuss the shooting of a short film for Ne-Yo's album, Non-Fiction.
At their first meeting, Crystal and Ne-Yo not only talked about business-related topics but also about their personal stuff. In the process, they got to know each other deeper. And, after two weeks, they started dating each other.
Crystal Renay and her ex-husband, Ne-Yo on 31st December 2019 ( Photo: Ne-Yo's Instagram)
Similarly, Ne-Yo took the relationship to a new level when he proposed Crystal two times. At first, he proposed to her while they were talking in a hotel room; he proposed her without a ring. The second time, Ne-Yo got down on his knee on Crystal’s 29th birthday with a diamond ring.
Crystal and Ne-Yo got hitched in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, on 20 February 2016, which was managed by L.A. florist Empty Vase Events. The wedding ceremony included an 18-person wedding party and 6 feet royal cake.
However, the duo ended their almost four years of long courtship on 16 February 2020. As per the news published by E-News! on 16 February 2020, Ne-Yo himself confirmed on one of the episodes of the Private Talk With Alexis Texas podcast that he and Crystal had split and decided to end the marriage.
Ne-Yo even claimed that he respected her, but the marriage failed as their bad sides didn't match.
Crystal is blessed with two sons from her ex-husband, Ne-Yo. Her first son named Shaffer Chimere Smith, Jr., was born on 15 March 2016.
Later, another son Roman Alexander-Raj Smith arrived on 14th June 2018.
Details On Ex-Husband Ne-Yo: His Former Relationship, Kids
Crystal’s ex-husband, Ne-Yo, is an R&B singer- who rose to stardom from his debut album In My Own Words and its song, So Sick. The song became #1 hit on the U.S. Billboard 200.
Also, he is a songwriter who won the Hal David Starlight Award. He was also nominated for a 2009 Grammy Award for his album, Year of the Gentleman.
Previously, Ne-Yo was in a relationship with Monyetta Shaw. The two even got engaged but called it off around 2012.
Ne-Yo has one daughter named Madilyn Grace Smith, and a son called Mason Evan from Monyetta. His daughter, Madilyn, was born on 12 November 2010, while son Mason arrived on 9 October 2011.
After giving birth to their second child, Monyetta tied her tube, but Ne-Yo didn’t do a vasectomy.
Crystal Renay's Bio: Age And Family
Crystal was born on 18 September 1989 in the United States. She is of African-American, Italian, and Spanish ancestry.
She was brought up in Fort Myers, Florida, by her grandmother.
Interesting Facts About Her:
- Her birth sign is Virgo.
- Crystal also has her YouTube channel, Crystal's Creations- through which she uploads the cooking videos. The channel was created on 23 February 2017.