Ne-Yo announced his split from Crystal Renay four months ago, but the married couple has reconciled in quarantine.
The musician opened up about their relationship on “The Talk,” revealing, “We’re actually stronger now than we were before.”
Ne-Yo said that the coronavirus lockdown was “kind of a blessing,” as it allowed them to work through their problems.
“Before the quarantine happened, we were definitely talking divorce,” he said, “and the quarantine forced us to sit still, block out the noise from the world — you know the world can get very, very loud, and we tend to let the world’s opinion mean more in certain situations than it should.”
During self-isolation, they have had “blatantly, painfully, brutally honest” conversations, but he said, “now we feel like we can really talk to each other.”
Of their breaking point, he said, “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’re feeling something — something’s going on, and you know something’s going on, but for whatever reason, you can’t just come out and say it.”
He went on, “We got to that place and that almost broke us.”
Renay hinted at a reconciliation when she posted about Ne-Yo on Father’s Day, calling him “my love.”
She wrote, “A king in every meaning of the word! We are blessed to call you daddy🙌🏽 We love you for all that you do and all that you are. Enjoy your day because you absolutely deserve it! Happy father’s my Chocolate, my love 🖤.”
Back in February, Ne-Yo took on split rumors on an episode of “Private Talk with Alexis Texas,” saying, “It’s slowly but surely becoming public knowledge that myself and my wife have decided to go ahead and get a divorce.
“It’s not a sad thing, it’s more of us realizing — long story short, I’m never gonna talk bad about her. I’m not that person. There’s nothing bad to say about her. She’s a fantastic woman. She’s the mother of my children and she’s always gonna be that and I will always respect her,” he added.
“Long story short, she’s got demons just like everybody else, just like me,” he continued. “We realize that our demons don’t mesh and until both of us get a hold of our personal demons, it’s gonna be just difficult for us to stay married.”
Ne-Yo stressed, “With that being said, that’s that, that’s the end of that chapter, not the end of the book. Like I said, that’s the mother of my kids and I love her to death. We’re going to be family forever.”
Ne-Yo popped the question to Crystal in 2015. They got married the following year. They are parents to Roman, 2, and Shaffer, 4. He is also dad to Mason, 8, and Madilyn, 9, from a previous relationship.