AceShowbiz - Ne-Yo broke his silence on the rumors that he split from his wife Crystal Smith. The "So Sick" hitmaker said on "Private Talk With Alexis Texas" podcast, "It's slowly but surely becoming public knowledge that myself and my wife have decided to go ahead and get a divorce."
"It's not a sad thing, it's more of a us realizing...long story short, I'm never gonna talk bad about her. I'm not that person," he continued. "There's nothing bad to say about her. She's a fantastic woman. She's the mother of my children and she's always gonna be that."
"She's got demons just like everybody else, just like me," he added. "We realize that our demons don't mesh and until both of us get a hold of our personal demons, it's gonna be just difficult for us to stay married. With that being said, that's that, that's the end of that chapter, not the end of the book. Like I said, that's the mother of my kids and I love her to death. We're going to be family forever."
His comments came just after Crystal was spotted hanging out with "Black Ink Crew: Chicago" star Ryan Henry.
Ne-Yo, real name Shaffer Chimere Smith, and Crystal share two sons. They got engaged in 2015 and married on February 20 the following year following his split from Monyetta Shaw, the mother of his two other kids.
Ne-Yo and Monyetta almost got married in 2013 but he called it off only two months before their wedding. During their relationship, she got her tube tied after giving birth to her second child and he agreed to undergo vasectomy. However, he never got it done and went on to knock up Crystal instead.