Crystal Renay – Wiki, Family and Facts About Ne Yo’s Wife

Crystal Renay has been working as a model for Facet Studio before she emerged to the limelight following her relationship and ultimate marriage to celebrity singer cum songwriter Ne Yo. Away from being a wife and mother to the singer’s kids, she described herself as a Multi-media host, model, CHEF, actress as well as a career woman who has the wish to motivate and inspire women to achieve their life dreams and aspirations.

She has gained popularity on several social media platforms which include Twitter and Instagram. Recently, the wife of Ne Yo launched her YouTube channel tagged Crystals Creations where she sells gourmet meals through step by step instructional cooking videos.

Crystal Renay’s Bio

She was born as Crystal Renay Williams on the 18th of September 1989. There is dearth of information on her formative years. However, it is public knowledge that she is an American national and is of mixed ethnicity of African, American, Spanish and Italian ancestry. Furthermore, the details of her education has never attracted media attention.


No information exists on Crystal Renay’s family background, the identity of her parents and siblings are not know but she revealed that she became independent at a very young age, paying her bills with the income she made from working in the medical field. However after she took up modelling and moved to LA, life became a bit easier.

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Personal Life of Crystal Renay

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Crystal Renay and her Husband Ne Yo image source

Crystal Renay met the famed singer and songwriter Ne Yo when she was cast to model for his 2015 album. What was supposed to be a business meeting between the duo turned out to be a romantic entanglement. The couple’s attraction was instant as they wasted no time in becoming lovers and getting some tattoos inscribed on their persons within just a few weeks into their relationship.

Talking about how Ne Yo popped the big question, Crystal revealed that they were cozying up in a hotel room when her boyfriend surprised her with a marriage proposal, but the ring was absent. The engagement ring finally appeared on her 30th birthday when her fiancé presented her with a fancy diamond ring along with a re-proposal.

While the love between the two appears to be picture perfect, the fact that Monyetta Shaw – an ex-fiancée and baby mama of Ne Yo’s exits made it look a bit controversial and awkward. However, Crystal revealed that they let Shaw know about their relationship before going public. According to the model, she likes Ne Yo’s baby mama as a person and will not allow her to get blindsided by the media without getting the first-hand information from them.

Nevertheless, it was speculated that the two women engaged in a controversial feud with Crystal receiving a strict warning from Shaw. The rumors were later debunked by Crystal Renay who said that it was just a simple misconception as people wanted to pitch them against each other.

Crystal was already pregnant when she tied the connubial knot with Ne Yo on the 20th of February 2016 in Rancho Palos Verdes and barely a month after their nuptials; they welcomed their son Shaffer Chimere Smith, Jr. on the 15th of March 2016. Crystal’s first son is actually named after his father whose given name is Shaffer Chimere Smith. Their second son Roman Alexander-Raj Smith announced his entrance a couple of years later on the 14th of June 2018, however, Ne Yo was already a father to Shaw’s two children Madilyn Grace Smith born on the 12th of November 2010, and Mason Evan Smith born on the 9th of October 2011.

Body Statistics

Crystal Renay’s height is 5 feet 5 inches with a bodyweight of 56 kg which is just right for her height. Furthermore, her general body measurement is summarized as 34-25-35 inches; she comes with black hair and eyes of the same color. Information on her cloth size and shoe size cannot be accessed.

Net Worth

Crystal Renay’s annual income and net worth have always come in variations which point to the fact that sources are not really sure of what the celebrity wife of Ne Yo is worth. However, the latest update pegged her wealth at a tidy $500,000 and her annual earnings at $160,000. It is believed that her net worth accrued from her income as a model, but then, being the wife of a Grammy Award-winning artist has its own pecks.

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