Update: Ne-Yo Engaged To Crystal Renay, Expecting Third Child

August 31, 2015  |  

Update 9/1/15:

Neyo has taken to social media to dispel rumors regarding his relationship with Crystal Renay. The couple is expecting their first child together and are engaged to be married, but they have not tied the knot yet.


2015 has been an exciting year for Neyo.

Just days after subtly announcing his marriage to girlfriend, Crystal Renay, the singer-songwriter—whose birth name is Shaffer Smith—confirmed that they’re also expecting a baby.

The 35-year-old singer, who is already father to Mason and Madilyn Smith, made the shocking revelations on Instagram, of all places. And apparently, he anticipated that the news would attract its share of backlash because his announcement included a low-key jab at critics.

“Happiness. Go get you some,” he wrote. “Shouts to @j3collection for the flick and the lovely @mscrystalrenay of course for making it look so good. (She’s the sexy in this couple I just try to keep up) #ClassicCouple #AT #HO #TheSmiths #BeHappyForMyHappyOrJustBeQuiet.”


The “So Sick” singer has been the target of much criticism since his ex-fiancée and mother of his two children, Monyetta Shaw, revealed the circumstances surrounding their 2013 breakup. As you may recall, Shaw appeared as a cast member on VH1’s “Atlanta Exes” where she expressed regret over deciding to tie and burn her tubes after a conversation with Smith, who was her fiancé at the time the decision was made, about not wanting more children. He later broke up with her over the phone.


Smith and Shaw have since put aside their differences, and it seems that she and Renay are on good terms as well. Back in April, the women met for the first time and Shaw shared that it was a pleasant experience.

“Actually, it’s funny that you asked that, I recently met her – I met her this weekend. As a mother, it’s my duty to meet the person that’s potentially going to be around my kids,” the mother of two told said last year. “It’s definitely time for me to meet her, get to know her, well start to get to know her, and that’s what I did. Actually, it was all good – pleasantly surprised.”

It’s refreshing to see that everyone has moved on and can be cordial for the sake of the children involved in this situation.

Congrats to both Neyo and Crystal!

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