According to his recent divorce demands, Ne-Yo doesn’t want his estranged wife, Crystal Smith, to get too comfortable with being unemployed or living in their marital home.
The singer is denying the mother of his three kids alimony after she filed for divorce on August 1st and demanded financial support since they “agreed” she didn’t work during the marriage. Radar reports that Ne-Yo objected to Crystal’s request for temporary and permanent alimony along with primary custody of their kids in court documents.
Crystal Asks Ne-Yo To Pay Her Bills, Attorney, and Child Support After He Fathered Baby
In her petition, 36-year-old Crystal said she “is entitled to a divorce from [Ne-Yo] upon the ground that the marriage is irretrievably broken with no hope for reconciliation.” She added, “[Ne-Yo] has committed the act of adultery.” Crystal also accused her ex of having a baby with another woman on record.
Crystal demanded temporary and permanent alimony in both child and spousal support from Ne-Yo. She told the court she relied on the singer’s income to pay the bills since they agreed she wouldn’t work.
“[Crystal] requests that [Ne-Yo] be solely responsible for any and all debts and obligations independently acquired by [Ne-Yo] and that [Ne-Yo] hold [Crystal] harmless for any such debts or obligations,” the filing read.
Crystal’s petition also demanded Ne-Yo hand over $25k to cover her legal fees. However, her estranged husband doesn’t see this happening her way at all.
Ne-Yo Suggests Crystal Find Work In Response To Divorce Petition
In his response to Crystal’s divorce petition, Ne-Yo reportedly wants joint legal and physical custody of their three children. The outlet reported that the music producer agreed to pay child support but scoffed at spousal support. The singer owned up to being an established professional entertainer, while Crystal had been “formally unemployed at times during the marriage.” Ne-Yo said Crystal’s image and earning potential “has benefited significantly due to her personal association with the Respondent and his career.”
“[Crystal] possess the considerable ability to procure stable and consistent employment at this current time and following the dissolution of the marriage.”
The singer also wants Crystal to pay her legal fees. Ne-Yo added that he is an “active and loving Father to his children.”
“[Ne-Yo] asserts that he is financially, physically, and emotionally capable of serving as a joint physical custodian of the parties’ three minor children alongside the [Crystal].”
Further, Ne-Yo demanded the exclusive use of the marital home in Georgia as “he has been solely responsible for the mortgage and maintenance of this property since the date of purchase.” The singer said he purchased three properties and maintained them by himself during the marriage.
Ne-Yo wants the judge to consider Crystal’s ‘”ack of contribution” when the assets are divided.
Roomies, are you shocked by Ne-Yo’s divorce response at all?