Crystal Smith Biography

Crystal Smith is a 35-year-old American entrepreneur, model, and known reality star. She appeared in popular shows like About The Business and Platinum Life telecasted on the BET cable channel. She is also known as the wife of a famous American singer, actor, dancer, and record producer, Ne-Yo.

Early Life

Crystal Smith was born on September 18th, 1986 in Myers, Florida, United States. She was raised in her hometown, Myers, and hence holds American nationality. She belongs to African-American, Italian, and Spanish ethnicity as her family has mixed roots. Her maiden name was Crystal Renay. She never publicly talked about her family and so her family background data is not available at the moment. Also, no information about her education is known.

Crystal Smith Career

Crystal started her journey early in life, because she never had money, by working in the medical field. Later, in 2011, she moved to Los Angeles, California for a job in the modeling field and this proved to be a life-changing decision for her. She recalls her struggling days in Los Angeles when she had a limited amount of money and her resume and photos were mostly ignored by the agencies. However, she got a chance at Facet Studio and she went for a trial photoshoot. Luckily, she was selected and signed a contract with the company. With time, she started appearing in music videos, mostly for Californian rappers. She became famous after this and started investing her time and money in refining her cooking craft.

Sometime later, she got the role as a leading lady in famous singer Ne-Yo’s music video, ‘Money Can’t Buy’ (2014). After marrying Ne-Yo in 2016, she became more famous and landed a part in a reality tv show, ‘Platinum Life’ which focused on the spouses of famous celebrities. Before this, she was part of a TV series, ‘About the Business’ and was recently seen in the talk show, ‘The Real’. Besides her acting and modeling career, she has managed to focus on entrepreneurship too. Crystal owns a beauty, cosmetics, and skincare brand ‘NudeLuxerx Skincare’ since 2019, with the aim ‘to give women the confidence to look within their skin and see self-love’. She is also looking forward to starting her cooking venture soon.

Crystal Smith Biography

Real Name Crystal Smith
Birth Date 18 September 1986
Age (as of 2022) 35 Years
Birth Place Myers, Florida, United States
Profession Reality TV Star, Model
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 6” – in Centimeters – 168 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 60 kg  –  in Pounds –  132 lbs
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown



Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is her husband? Ne-Yo
Children Three (Shaffer Chimere Jr, Roman Alexander-Raj Smith, Isabella Rose)

Personal Life

Crystal met her now husband, Ne-Yo for a music video and within a short period started dating him. They got matching tattoos too. A lot of rumors surrounded them relating to Ne-Yo’s past relationship. On September 19, 2015, Ne-Yo proposed to her and amidst all odds, on February 20, 2016, they got married in California. Crystal is a mother of three children – she gave birth to her first child, Shaffer Chimere Smith Jr. in 2016 and her second child, Roman Alexander-Raj in 2018. The boys even have an Instagram account where they shared the news of the arrival of their baby sister, Isabella Rose, last year.

But Crystal’s life did not treat her well this year. She realized her husband is a serial cheater and has cheated on her several times with different women. On 31st July 2022, she announced her separation and expressed how heartbreaking it is for her. She wrote she is not a victim and is choosing to stand tall with her head held high. She also received support from her fans and fellow industry mates.

Social Media

Crystal has been on social media as a popular figure and social media influencer for a long time now. She has a verified Instagram account with more than 650k followers. She is vocal about her personal and professional life on her account and recently shared the news of her and her husband’s separation with her friends on Instagram. Smith also has a youtube channel, Crystal’s Creation, with over 2k subscribers.

Crystal Smith Net Worth

Crystal Smith has been in the industry for a long time. Her modeling career, music video and television appearances, brand collaborations on Instagram, and her beauty and cosmetics brand have earned her wealth and name. Sources suggest her approximate net worth is $500,000.


  • Crystal has a great passion for cooking.
  • She is also fond of reading, writing, watching movies,
  • She belongs to a mixed ethnicity —African-American, Italian, and Spanish.

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