In this week’s edition of “Things That Make You Go Hmm…” it seems that Ne-Yo and his girlfriend, Crystal Renay Williams, are getting a lot cozier than we all initially thought they would.
The pair, who were spotted on the red carpet at the Grammys last night all coupled up and happy, are showing off brand new tattoos, and they’re pretty deep ones. On her left ring finger are the initials SCS, which stands for Ne-Yo’s government name: Shaffer Chimere Smith. As for his left ring finger, it has her initials, CRS, which instead of standing for Crystal Renay Williams, reads Crystal Renay Smith. When she posted the image of Ne-Yo showing off his new ink, Crystal captioned it with, “It’s a Smith thang.”
Are we looking at the new Mr. and Mrs. Shaffer Smith?
Until they confirm it (we’ll reach out for you), we’re not going to be so quick to throw out a congratulations. Especially since he hasn’t been so open about the tattoos and their relationship on his own Instagram, and because we do have love for his ex, Monyetta Shaw. But these two definitely look happy. In an interview with HOT 97 last July, Ne-Yo was asked about Crystal, and he said that not only are they in a good place, but “she has much promise.” He said that he has no plans to keep her hidden from the public eye because he’s in a good place:
“You know what, at this point in my career, at this point in my life… I’m 34 years old bro, I don’t have time to be hiding. Of course, there are some things you keep personal and private because you’re a human being. But on the other side of it, I ain’t got time to be hiding nothing and all that. It is what it is.”
As for Shaw’s thoughts on his relationship, she was quoted as saying this last August:
“I really don’t think much of it right now. When it gets serious, that’s when I will dedicate the time to think about it because we have two little kids so it’s kind of not just us. So that person has to be amazing because they’re little kids and they’re so impressionable.
I can’t even think about [Crystal] right now. But when it gets to that point, we’ll cross that point. But I wish him the best.”