Singer Ne-Yo is shutting down divorce rumours as he reveals the quarantine was a blessing to his marriage to wife Crystal Smith, saying it made them stronger.
Ne-Yo had marital upheavals for some time, and at a point, it seems his marriage was nearing its end. However, a turn around occurred after the R&B star and his wife, Crystal Smith, quarantined together.
Ne-Yo and Crystal Smith at the 2018 GQ Men of the Year Party at a private residence on December 6, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California | Photo: Getty Images
clip of his chat with the hosts of "The Talk" showed Ne-Yo referring to the quarantine as a "blessing" despite feeling sad for those who lost loved ones to COVID-19.
Ne-Yo and Crystal Smith met in 2014 when he was planning a new music video. Smith was to star in the video, but after they got talking, sparks flew, and that was the beginning of a sweet romance.
The "Miss Independent" crooner shared that he and Smith were on the verge of commencing their divorce process before the pandemic. He said during the interview:
"...The quarantine kind of forced us to sit still [and] block out the noise from the world… we tend to let the world's opinion mean more in certain situations…"
The singer explained further that he and his wife "sat down" to hash out their differences and have some "painfully, brutally honest" discussions. BET shares that the award-winning musician was once on the '"Private" podcast, where he stated that he and Crystal Smith filed for divorce.
At the time, Ne-Yo mentioned that Smith was the mother of his kids, and they would remain "families forever." However, they had differences and "personal demons" they needed to deal with separately, hence the need for a divorce.
Cheat Sheet reports that Ne-Yo and Crystal Smith met in 2014 when he was planning a new music video. Smith was to star in the video, but after they got talking, sparks flew, and that was the beginning of a sweet romance.
They made their union official in 2016 with Smith looking like a real-life Cinderella complete with a pumpkin-shaped carriage. The "Sexy Love" singer and Smith had their first child together in the same year. Presently, they have two children while Ne-Yo has two kids from an older relationship.
Blast shares that things seem to be rosy in Ne-Yo's household, following their resolution as the two have been displaying "couple goals" on Tik Tok. Also, Crystal Smith seems to have a cordial relationship with her husband's ex, Monyetta Shaw. The duo was once on Instagram live, where they discussed co-parenting.