R&B star Ne-Yo has addressed recent reports that he has split from wife, Crystal Smith - and he confirms that they are headed for divorce.

"Slowly, but surely it's becoming public knowledge that myself and my wife have decided to go ahead and get a divorce," he said during an appearance on the Private Talk with Alexis Texas podcast. "It's not a sad thing... 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. She's always gonna be that, and I will always respect her."

Ne-Yo added, "Long story short, she's got demons just like everyone else, just like me and we realize our demons don't mesh — and until the both of get ahold of our personal demons, it's gonna be just difficult for us to stay married. That's the end of that chapter, not the end of that book."

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