If Ne-Yo and Crystal Renay’s relationship has been sort of a mystery to you thus far, fear no more. The couple is spilling all kinda details about their journey to the altar.
In a pre-wedding interview with People.com the couple shared how they met and got engaged:
Turns out they were initially supposed to work together as he was preparing his 2015 album Non-Fiction. :
“Our meeting was initially strictly business, and I had planned on shooting a short film with the album,” says the Grammy winner, 36. “We met at a restaurant, but she showed up two hours late. She explained later why that was: She was just trying to get some info on me: who I was, if it was really going to be a business meeting or if I was some creep.”
“When she sat down, we got to talking, and we just hit it off, more than I think either one of us expected. It was strictly business initially, but after a couple hours of just hanging out, talking, things got a little more personal: We started getting to know each other.”
The pair started dating about two weeks later, and: “It’s pretty much been bliss ever since then, I can’t lie,” says NE-YO.
“I was fighting it because when we met, I had been single for about a year and a half, and I was enjoying being single. I’m not normally the kind of guy to jump into a relationship quickly,” says NE-YO, adding Renay “threw a wrench in all my singleness.”
“From that first encounter, I knew there was something different about her, something special.”
“Well, the proposal was kind of funny,” says Renay, recalling the moment in January 2015, after celebrating the night of his album release.
“We were in the hotel room, and and we were talking: ‘I love you, I can’t live without you,’ that kind of thing. And I was just like, ‘Well, why don’t you f—ing marry me, then?’ and he was like, ‘I don’t have a ring,’ and I was like, ‘Do I look like the type of girl that needs a ring to get proposed to?’” Renay adds.
So, “He got down on his knees, and I was like, ‘Don’t f— this up!’ And then he proposed, and we’ve been on our way to marriage ever since then. it was great; it was amazing.”
“We can’t wait to start our life together,” says NE-YO. “We’re looking forward to just being each others’ best friend.”