R&B superstar Neyo and his on-again, off-again wife Crystal are back on the ousts only a few months after renewing their vows in a massive ceremony in Vegas. The shocking split comes after years of the couple breaking up to make up, possibly the inspiration behind some of the hitmaker’s biggest hits. Neyo has always been a lady’s man. It’s the foundation of his music and has helped him pen hits like “So Sick,” “Because of You,” and “Miss Independent.” For the first few years of his career, Neyo was connected to a woman named Monyetta Shaw. The two dated from 2010 to around 2015 and shared two children, Mason Evan Smith, and Madilyn Grace Smith.
Around September of 2015, Neyo began seeing Crystal Renay William after meeting her during a casting call for his single “Non-Fiction.” Monyetta was blindsided and found out about the new couple, like everyone else, in the news. Neyo and Crystal moved fast and were already expecting their first child by the time they got married in February 2016. Their first child together, Shaffer Chimere Smith, Jr., would arrive in March of that year. They would welcome their second child, Roman Alexander-Raj Smith, in June 2018.
In February 2020, Neyo announced that he and Crystal had decided to split amicably. In a statement, he said, “There’s nothing bad to say about her; she’s a fantastic woman. She’s the mother of my children. She’s always gonna be that, and I will always respect her.” In his single “Pinky Ring,” Neyo discussed Crystal giving him her wedding ring back and him using it as a pinky ring. In the song, he alludes to her accusing him of cheating, saying, “Even when I don’t do no wrong, she thinks I do, So I’m just about to turn what she thinks into the truth.” He also sings, “I do not feel bad. I gave her everything.”
COVID-19 changed things for Neyo and Crystal, who found a way to reconcile in the middle of getting a divorce. Speaking with Tamron Hall, Neyo confessed that he did not want to go through with it and felt like it was wrong. The happy couple announced to fans their plans to stay together, and by June 2021, they welcomed their third child Isabella Rose. “Before the quarantine happened, we were definitely talking divorce, and the quarantine forced us to sit still, block out the noise from the world – you know the world can get very, very loud, and we tend to let the world’s opinion mean more in certain situations than it should.” Neyo and Crystal took things a step further and had a massive vow of renewal in April of 2022 to commemorate their renewed love for one another. In a post around that time, he thanked his wife, saying, “My partner. My teammate. My best friend. My wife. @itscrystalsmith Thank you for being the blessing you are to our beautiful children.”
Today, Crystal took to Instagram to air out her husband’s dirty laundry. She claims that despite their reconciling and vow renewal, Neyo has continued to cheat on her and has been for the entirety of their relationship. Crystal reveals that Neyo has been sharing his body with women unprotected, putting Crystal at risk. Crystal says that several people had spotted her husband with other women, helping alert her to what he was doing. However, she does not need any more proof. “I ask that you all please stop sending me videos or information of him cheating because what he does is no longer my concern. I am not a victim. I’m choosing to stand tall with my head held high.” She continues, saying, “If someone can’t love you the way you deserve, then it’s up to you to love yourself. With no hate in my heart, I wish him nothing but the best.”
Neyo has yet to respond but did like the statement, according to the report on The Shade Room. One person said, “How you just gone like it and not say nothing it must be true 😂😂 he said, “alright, you got me there”. 😭.” Another person said, “Lesson learned… however— it sound like Neyo needs prayer and help….”