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How Ne-Yo and his wife Crystal Renay overcame their marital struggles

The COVID-19 pandemic has been tough on couples, and that includes Ne Yo and his wife.

The “Because of You” singer opened up about his marital struggles with his wife Crystal Renay in an exclusive interview with E! News’ pop of the day.

At some point during the quarantine, the couple found themselves “considering divorce,” Ne-Yo said. But while having “really uncomfortable conversations,” the two came out stronger than ever.

“As a human being, it’s really difficult, especially with someone you love and care about. You care how they feel,” he told the hosts. Justin Sylvester and Loni Love. “So telling them something about themselves that maybe they don’t like is hard to do, plus it’s hard to hear about yourself.”

Their relationship struggles are the focus of his new song, “Don’t Love Me,” which he wrote during the pandemic. Calling the song an “open letter” to Crystal, Ne-Yo confessed that sometimes it’s easier for her to express her feelings through music.


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