Ne-Yo ‘Overjoyed to Announce’ Baby No. 5 Is on the Way


Ne-Yo has announced that his wife, Crystal Smith, is pregnant.

“Overjoyed to announce… the family is expanding,” Ne-Yo wrote on Instagram on Sunday (Feb. 21). “You ready baby? Let’s go!”

Ne-Yo shared a personal video clip of the couple in an intimate embrace, with one of his hands rubbing her belly.

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“This is why I love you,” his wife posted on her own Instagram account.

Ne-Yo, who used the hashtags #Number5 and #5thandFinal in his announcement, has two other children with Crystal, in addition to two children from a previous relationship.

The day before sharing the baby news, he wrote a sweet tribute to Crystal for their anniversary, just about a year after he’d indicated that the two were separating. The reconciled couple worked things out while quarantining together during the coronavirus pandemic, Ne-Yo explained in an appearance on The Talk in June.

“Today marks 6 years of marriage,” Ne-Yo said in his Feb. 20 anniversary note. “It has been a bumpy beautiful, tragically terrific ride full of twists n’ turns, up’s n’ down’s…and I wouldn’t have it any other way. We’ve grown so much. With the understanding that we’ve still got some growing to do of course, I have to acknowledge how far we’ve come. I think once we both realized that marriage isn’t ownership…but partnership, we found our tempo, our melody. And now we’ve become a beautiful harmony. I pray we sing this song forever.”

“To my other half, my Lovely, my muthafuckin’ homie, my rock, my partner, my forever. @itscrystalsmith HAPPY 6 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!” he wrote.

Ne-Yo added, “You fell in love with a songwriter, so the words come easy and can be mistaken for pacification. But I love you like lungs love oxygen. So I’m gonna SHOW YOU as often as humanly possible.”


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