According to his recent divorce filings Ne-Yo doesn’t want his estranged wife, Crystal Smithgetting too comfortable with being unemployed or living in their marital household.
The singer is refusing to pay child support to the mother of his three children after she filed for divorce on August 1 and requested financial support because they “agreed” that she had not worked during the marriage. Radar reports that Ne-Yo has objected to Crystal’s request for temporary and permanent child support and primary custody of their children in court documents.
Crystal asks Ne-Yo to pay her bills, attorney, and child support after he conceives a baby
In her petition, Crystal, 36, said she was “entitled to a divorce [Ne-Yo] on the grounds that the marriage has broken up beyond repair, with no hope of reconciliation.” She added, “[Ne-Yo] committed adultery.” Crystal also accused her ex of having a baby with another woman on record.
Crystal sought temporary and permanent child and spousal support from Ne-Yo. She told the court she relied on the singer’s income to pay the bills, as they agreed she would not work.
“[Crystal] demands that [Ne-Yo] assume sole responsibility for all debts and obligations acquired by independently [Ne-Yo] and the [Ne-Yo] hold [Crystal] indemnified for any such debt or obligation,” the filing reads.
Crystal’s petition also requested that Ne-Yo hand over $25,000 to cover her legal fees. However, her husband, who lives apart, does not see this at all in her interest.
Ne-Yo suggests Crystal find work in response to the divorce filing
In response to Crystal’s divorce filing, 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 poked fun at spousal support. The singer admitted to being an established professional entertainer, while Crystal was “formally unemployed at times during the marriage.” Ne-Yo said Crystal’s image and earning potential “have benefited significantly because of her personal connection with the defendant and his career.”
“[Crystal] have considerable ability to find stable and permanent employment now and after the dissolution of the marriage.”
The singer also wants Crystal to pay for her legal fees. Ne-Yo added that he is an “active and loving father to his children.”
“[Ne-Yo] claims that he is financially, physically and emotionally fit to serve as joint physical guardian of the parties’ three minor children alongside [Crystal].”
In addition, Ne-Yo requested exclusive use of the Georgia marital home since “he has sole responsibility for the mortgage and maintenance of this property since the date of purchase.” The singer said he bought three properties and maintained them himself during the marriage.
Ne-Yo wants the judge to consider Crystal’s “contribution record” when dividing the estate.
Roomies, are you guys at all shocked by Ne-Yo’s divorce response?