Crystal Renay is a model with Facet Studio who came into the spotlight with her relationship and marriage to famous singer Ne-Yo. Besides being a wife and mom, Renay describes herself as a Multi-media host, CHEF, model, and actress; a career woman who wishes to inspire and motivate other women to achieve their dreams.
Renay stars in E!’s Platinum Life, a reality show which showcases the fierce and devoted women behind some of music’s biggest names. She recently launched her YouTube channel Crystal’s Creations selling gourmet meals.
Crystal Renay Williams was born on September 18, 1989, she is of a mixed ethnic background of African-American, Italian, and Spanish. She grew up in a ‘not so good’ neighborhood in Fort Myers, Florida. There is no info about her family – parents or siblings or education. Renay revealed in an interview that she started supporting herself at a young age by working in the medical field before she took up modeling. Things got better after she moved to Los Angeles in 2011.
Renay revealed that her dream is to make a career out of her passion which is cooking and other business ventures.
Like most entertainers using social media for public outreach, Crystal Renay is quite active on her Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. She has a huge number of followers on social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter as well as Instagram. She has more than 2K followers on Twitter.
In addition, she has more than 300k followers on Instagram. Similarly, her Facebook page has more than 14k followers.
Relationship With Ne-Yo
The model got married to RnB singer and songwriter, Ne-Yo (Shaffer Chimere Smith) on February 20, 2016. Meanwhile, Ne-Yo already has two kids from a previous relationship with Monyetta Shaw before the romance with Renay sparked. The couple met when Renay was cast to model for Ne-Yo’s album in 2015. In what was a business meeting turned romantic relationship, the two hit it off so well and ended up becoming lovers and getting tattoos within a few weeks of their relationship.
Speaking about how the marriage proposal came, Renay said they were in a hotel room cozying up on each other when Neyo popped the question without a ring at first. On her birthday, the 30-year old received a re-proposal with a fancy diamond ring. While their love life seems so perfect, the fact that there is an ex-fianceé Monyetta Shaw, Ne-Yo’s baby mama made it a little awkward and controversial.
However, Crystal Renay said she and Ne-Yo told Shaw about their engagement prior to posting it on social media. According to her, “at my request…at my requirement, he told her way before that. I like her as a person. I would never allow her to be blindsided by something from the media instead of hearing it from us first. NEVER.” It was alleged that the two women had a controversial feud and she got a warning from Neyo’s ex. But Renay debunked the rumour saying it was a misconception that people wanted both women not to like each other.
As part of her newfound fabulous lifestyle, Ne-Yo bought her a stunning crib in LA and they got married in Palos Verdes, California, a month before they welcomed their son Prince SJ.
Quick Facts about Crystal Renay
Date of Birth: September 18, 1986
Birth Sign: Virgo
Height: 5ft 5in
Eye and Hair Color: Black
Profession: Model, Media personality
TV Shows: About the Business
Less was known of the budding model until she met and got married to husband and famous artiste, Ne-Yo.
Renay made her reality TV debut on E!’s new show The Platinum Life in 2017. The show features seven women who are the significant others of famous men. Renay with NE-YO, La’Myia Good with Eric Bellinger, Nazanin Mandi with Miguel, Asiah Collins with Kid Ink, Lola Monroe with King Los and Alycia Bella the ex-girlfriend of Ty Dollar $ign, Shantel Jackson with Nelly,- all share their worlds on-screen.
She’s a wife and mother of two sons with husband Ne-Yo; a career woman who want to inspire and motivate other women to achieve their dreams like she did.
Crystal Renay has a massive number of fans and followers on Instagram and Twitter. Precisely 375K and 302k followers respectively.
She is currently working to air her culinary CrystalCreation show.
Renay disclosed that people perceive her as mean, especially when she’s direct in expression.
If she’s not filming on the reality show, Renay spends her leisure time taking care of her family, going to the gym or creating new recipes.