Ne-Yo’s wife files for divorce and claims he had a child with another woman – Billboard

Days after accusing Ne-Yo of cheating, Crystal Renay filed for divorce, dropping the explosive allegation in legal papers that the singer recently fathered a child with another woman.

In a petition filed Monday (Aug. 1) in a Georgia court, Renay filed for divorce on the grounds that her marriage to Ne-Yo was “irreparably broken beyond hope of reconciliation” and that the singer had “committed the act of adultery. “



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Those accusations were already public, following an emotional Instagram post on Saturday (July 30) in which Renay said she was “heartbroken and disgusted” with her husband’s alleged cheating with “numerous women”.

But the petition, which was obtained by Billboard, also included a shocking new allegation. After listing the couple’s three children, Renay added, “No further children are expected to be born or adopted as a result of this marriage, however, the defendant recently fathered a minor child with his mistress.”

A spokesman for Ne-Yo did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

In an Instagram post on Sunday, the singer vowed not to address the split publicly: “For the sake of our children, my family and I will overcome our challenges behind closed doors. Personal matters are not meant to be broached and dissected in public forums. I simply ask that you please respect my privacy and that of my family at this time.”

Apart from the new allegation of a child born out of wedlock, the petition did not contain many details. Renay is seeking primary physical custody of the couple’s three children, along with joint legal custody, meaning the children will live with her, but the couple will share decision-making power. She is also seeking child support and alimony, although the petition does not specify how much.

After marrying in 2016, the couple nearly divorced in 2020 and began a trial separation, but they eventually renewed their vows in an elaborate Las Vegas ceremony in April 2022. In the new filing, Renay said the couple is had parted once more on July 22.

Read the full petition below: