Ne-Yo reveals how pandemic ‘saved’ his marriage to wife Crystal Renay

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Ne-Yo released their first song for 2021, a track called What If that reminds the star of a past love and what could have been.

Appearing on Good Morning Britain to promote the song on Thursday, the 42-year-old joked that the lyrics are “very dangerous” for a “married man”, with his wife Crystal Renay ordering him to sleep “on the sofa “. night.

The artist also revealed how the pandemic “saved” their marriage as it forced them not to rely on FaceTime and have “brutally honest conversations.”

“We were talking about a full divorce”: Ne-Yo revealed on Thursday how the pandemic “saved” his marriage to wife Crystal Renay (both pictured) and why his new song What If is “very dangerous” for one ” married man ”

“And if is a conversation starter, this is about a relationship and what could have happened if you had done what you were supposed to do,” Ne-Yo said on the show.

‘[It’s] a very dangerous song for a married man. My wife said to me, “Do you want to tell me something? “

Ne-Yo insisted to his wife that the song is by no means a reflection of his life.

“” Baby, it’s not about me, I write about other people’s plight too, “he recalled from their conversation, to which she replied,” Hmm, you’re on the couch this evening”.

During her appearance on Good Morning Britain, the Sexy Love singer revealed how the pandemic saved their five-year marriage, with the couple on the brink of divorce.

“The pandemic saved my marriage. We were talking about full divorce. It made us sit down and talk about our problems and reconnect with our children. You can’t do a lot of FaceTime, ”he said.

Their exchange: Ne-Yo insisted to his wife that the song is by no means a reflection of his life.  '"Baby it's not about me, I write about other people's situations too"', he recalls their conversation, to which she replied, "Hmm you're on the couch tonight"'

Their exchange: Ne-Yo insisted to his wife that the song is by no means a reflection of his life. ‘Baby, it’s not about me, I write about other people’s plight too,’ he recalled their conversation, to which she replied, ‘Hmm, you’re on the couch this evening”‘

“During the pandemic we lost a lot of people, but in my case it helped a lot of cases in my life. We had brutally honest conversations.

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Ne-Yo and Crystal, who tied the knot in 2016, welcomed their third child, daughter Isabella Rose, in June.

The couple are also parents to sons Roman Alexander-Raj, three, and Shaffer Chimere Jr., five.

On the brink of divorce: The Sexy Love singer has revealed how the couple are on the brink of divorce.  “The pandemic saved my marriage.  We were talking about full divorce.  It made us sit down and talk about our issues and reconnect with our children, ”he said.

On the brink of divorce: The Sexy Love singer has revealed how the couple are on the brink of divorce. “The pandemic saved my marriage. We were talking about full divorce. It made us sit down and talk about our issues and reconnect with our children, ”he said.

Ne-Yo also has a son Mason Evan, 10, and a daughter Madilyn Grace, 10, from a previous relationship.

The couple exchanged vows in February 2016 and had a short separation earlier last year.

They talked about getting divorced in February 2020 – but ultimately saved their marriage amid squatting during the pandemic.

“We’ve found our way to happiness again, and I can honestly say we’re better now than we were,” Ne-Yo told People in June.

New addition: Ne-Yo and Crystal, who tied the knot in 2016, welcomed their third child, daughter Isabella Rose in June

New addition: Ne-Yo and Crystal, who tied the knot in 2016, welcomed their third child, daughter Isabella Rose in June

The Grammy winner added: “It doesn’t matter how much money you make if there is no family to take care of after the fact – there are only lessons to be learned.” Absoutely.’

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In June, Ne-Yo also appeared on The Talk, where he reiterated the same sentiments that “all of his forties were kind of a blessing” for his marriage.

“Our forties made us stand still, block out the noise of the world, you know the world can get very, very noisy, and we tend to let world opinion mean more in certain situations than it does. should, ”he said. . “We’re actually stronger now than before; now we feel like we can really talk to each other.

“I don’t know when it happened, but we got to a place where we felt like we couldn’t just say it, you know? You feel something, something is going on, and you know something is going on, but for some reason you can’t just go out and say it.

Brood: The couple are also parents to sons Roman Alexander-Raj, three, and Shaffer Chimere Jr., five.  Ne-Yo also has a son Mason Evan, 10, and a daughter Madilyn Grace, 10, from a previous relationship.  Photographed in March 2019

Brood: The couple are also parents to sons Roman Alexander-Raj, three, and Shaffer Chimere Jr., five. Ne-Yo also has a son Mason Evan, 10, and a daughter Madilyn Grace, 10, from a previous relationship. Photographed in March 2019

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