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‘For the Sake of Our Children’: Ne-Yo Wants Court to Issue a Gag Order On Ex-Wife, Says Social Media Rants Have Cost Him $400,000 In Wages


Ne-Yo accuses his estranged wife of launching a smear campaign against him, requesting the divorce court to find her in contempt. 

In court papers, the singer claims he lost about “$400,000 in wages associated with public appearances, professional bookings, and promotional efforts related to the promotion of his new musical project.”

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JULY 18: Ne-Yo during his new album “Self Explanatory” release celebration at Sapphire 39 on July 18, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Chance Yeh/Getty Images)

According to Ne-Yo, the filing was necessary as the financial losses have impacted how he provides for his minor children.

Ne-Yo, whose net worth is an estimated $10 million, is pushing back against cheating allegations she made on social media.

What Is Ne-Yo’s Wife Saying?

Crystal Smith, the on-again, off-again wife of Ne-Yo, is said to have allegedly harassed her soon-to-be ex-husband, violating the court order the couple agreed on, Radar reports.

Smith, who has been married to Ne-Yo since February 2016, filed for divorce on Aug. 1 for the second time after she accused the singer of serial cheating on her and fathering a baby with another woman.

She had petitioned for legal separation back in June, later filing divorce papers.

“8 years of lies and deception. 8 years of unknowingly sharing my life and husband with numerous of women who sell their bodies to him unprotected … every last one of them! To say I’m heartbroken and disgusted is an understatement. To ask me to stay and accept it is absolutely insane. The mentality of a narcissist,” Smith said in now-deleted Instagram post.

Radar reports that Smith is seeking child support for their children — Shaffer Smith Jr., Roman Smith, and Isabella Smith — as well as spousal support and primary custody of their kids.

What Does Ne-Yo Want?

Ne-Yo, on the other hand, is requesting “use of the marital home they shared in Georgia. The judge has yet to rule on any matter,” Radar reported.

He also filed a motion to restrict Smith from talking about him on Instagram, and he wants the court to force her to remove prior posts about him.

“For the sake of our children, my family and I will work through our challenges behind closed doors,” Ne-Yo said on Twitter. “Personal matters are not meant to be addressed and dissected in public forums. I simply ask that you please respect me and my family’s privacy at this time.”

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