Ne-Yo and ex-wife Crystal Renay finalise divorce. Images via Instagram @neyo.

Ne-Yo’s divorce: Singer to pay ex R27m, R200k child support

American singer Ne-Yo has to pay ex-wife Crystal a R27 million lump sum, R200k in child support a month and R84k in alimony.


Ne-Yo and ex-wife Crystal Renay finalise divorce. Images via Instagram @neyo.

American singer Shaffer Chimere Smith, popularly known as Ne-Yo, and his ex-wife Crystal Renay have reportedly finalised their divorce.

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TMZ reports that Ne-Yo and Crystal Renay have finalised their divorce in just five months. Ne-Yo will have to pay Crystal a lump sum of $1.6 million (R27 million) to balance out their real estate holdings and $20 000 (R339 000) for moving expenses.

The Because of You hitmaker will also have to pay his ex-wife $12 000 (R203 000) a month in child support. Crystal and the singer have three children together. Ne-Yo is also expected to pay $5000 (R84 000) in alimony for the next three years.

The pair have joint custody of their sons.

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In August 2022, Crystal filed for divorce. She alleged that he fathered a child with another woman. 

According to Page Six — “Recently fathered a minor” with his “paramour,” she claimed in documents seen by the publication. Crystal filed for divorce on Monday 1 August and listed their date of separation as 22 July. She also called their marriage “irretrievably broken with no hope for reconciliation.”

Th So Sick hitmaker seemingly shared a photo of the child on Instagram earlier this month.

Ne-Yo shares first look at son he allegedly fathered with influencer Sade. Images via Instagram @neyo @itsbigsade.

This came after Crystal also accused the singer of cheating on her with “women who sell their bodies”.

“Eight years of lies and deception, eight  years of unknowingly sharing my life and husband with numerous women (sic) who sell their bodies to him unprotected. Every last one of them. To say I’m heartbroken and disgusted is an understatement,” she wrote in a since-deleted post.

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