Ne-Yo and his wife Crystal Smith are patching things up, thanks to the coronavirus quarantine. The Grammy Award-winning musician, who confirmed his split from his wife of four years in February, has been self-isolating with his family, including Crystal and now he has confirmed that he’s back together with his wife.
In an interview with Chicago’s Kendra G, Ne-Yo opened up how the current COVID-19 pandemic and stay-at-home orders made his re-evaluate the important relationships in his life. “I’ll say this. When you’re faced with a pandemic and you see people dying daily, a bunch of people dying all the time. It really puts things into perspective for you. Like, who’s there for you regardless of whatever,” he shared.
“And I’m not talking love. Love is compartmentalized a lot of the times. I’m talking unconditional love,” he explained. “That’s the love that means I don’t give a damn. Rich, poor, famous, don’t nobody know you. Don’t nobody like you. I don’t give a damn, I love you. I have a handful of people like that on the face of the planet.”
The 40-year-old artist went on divulging how the current situation changed his perspective as saying, “So when this thing went down and all of a sudden it was like hey, it’s not safe to be outside, I said to myself, ‘Ok, if I got to be inside, I want to be inside with people that I know love me beyond a shadow of a doubt.’ “
Ne-Yo also addressed his song “Pinky Ring”, which was released after his split from Crystal. Though there was a speculation that it was aimed at his then-estranged wife, the singer/songwriter had insisted that it was not a diss track.
And he repeated it in the interview, claiming, “And regardless of what me and Crystal was going through at the time, never did I ever say that I didn’t love her. That never ever happened. I never had anything negative to say about her. Even if you listen to the ‘Pinky Ring’ song, it ain’t a diss record. I didn’t say anything foul about her through the whole song. It was just a record about what I was going through at the time and how I chose to deal with it. How I chose to view it or face it or whatever the case may be.”
“So when I came home. I came home to the people that I love and that’s everybody that I love. That’s my mother, my sister, my four children and my wife. So here we are,” he went on concluding about his current relationship status and quarantine situation.