Ne-Yo’s wife Crystal Smith learned that her husband was divorcing her after reading about it in the tabloids.
The couple are now back together after announcing their divorce in February, but in a joint interview with Tamron Hall ShowCrystal remembered the moment she heard about the divorce through the news.
‘We weren’t really talking then. I chose to leave the relationship because of problems, and in that moment I felt like it was to come back or hurt me, or whatever the case may be, ” said Crystal, 34, according to Page six.
‘It was embarrassing’: Ne-Yo’s wife Crystal Smith found out her husband was divorcing her after reading about it on an entertainment news site
He said it wasn’t, so I took his word for it. But it definitely didn’t feel right, it was embarrassing to say the least, ‘she said.
Ne-Yo, 41, broke the divorce news on an episode of the Private Talk With Alexis Texas podcast, where he said he came to realize that their ‘demons’ didn’t ‘get together’.
The hip-hop singer said he shared the news in an effort to stay ahead of the swirling reports of their relationship.
“I was told it was out, and I was trying to get for the blogs and everyone. I’ve always hated the whole third person. If I don’t hear it from the horse’s mouth, I don’t believe it, ”he said.
‘We weren’t really talking’: The couple are now back together after announcing their divorce in February, but in a joint interview with Tamron Hall Show, Crystal reflected on the moment she found out about the divorce online
Healing: When Crystal heard about the news, she sought therapy
“So I decided to come before it became rumors and accusations.”
When she heard the news, Crystal, who had been in an abusive relationship before meeting Ne-Yo, sought therapy.
“I chose to go to therapy and start working on my pain and my problems and everything I was dealing with internally,” Crystal said.
“I feel like that was the right step to get past it, so whether we were together or not, I had to heal for myself so I could get up and perform for my kids.”
‘So I decided to go for it’: the hip-hop singer said he shared the news in an effort to stay ahead of rumors about their relationship
Not long later, the couple got back together.
Ne-Yo admitted that he never really wanted to divorce his wife.
I can honestly say that while I had to have a face for the audience to some degree, I didn’t want to get a divorce. I was really devastated. But I felt like I couldn’t show that to her. I couldn’t show her, I couldn’t show her because of my pride. ‘
Ne-Yo has previously acknowledged that quarantine has helped them get back together.
Blessing in disguise: Ne-Yo previously acknowledged that quarantine helped them get back together
“ The whole quarantine case was kind of a blessing, ” the Time Of Our Lives singer said in an episode of The conversation. Before the quarantine took place, we were definitely talking about divorce.
And the kind of quarantine forced us to sit still, shut out the noise of the world, you know the world can get very, very loud, and we tend to let the world’s opinion in certain situations be more mean than it should. ‘
Ne-Yo married Crystal in 2016 and shares sons Shaffer Chimere Smith, Jr., four, and Roman Alexander-Raj Smith, two, with her.
He also has two daughters from his previous relationship with girlfriend Monyetta Shaw.
Aww: Ne-Yo with his family at the NAACP Image Awards in 2019