Ne-Yo responded the following day with a request to keep their marital issues private.

“For the sake of our children, my family and I will work through our challenges behind closed doors,” he wrote. “Personal matters are not meant to be addressed and dissected in public forums. I simply ask that you please respect me and my family’s privacy at this time.”

Ne-Yo later posted a video on his Instagram Stories featuring an audio clip that said: “Even if you hear a bad story about me, first understand there was a time I was good to those people, but they won’t tell you that.”

Smith’s divorce petition comes just four months after the couple renewed their vows and six years after they made their union official.