Ne-Yo welcomes second child with wife Crystal Smith
Ne-Yo and Smith have a 22-month-old son together. Ne-Yo has two other kids — son Mason Evan, 6, and daughter Madilyn Grace, 7 — from a previous relationship.
Ne-Yo has a little addition to his family of three. The rapper and his wife, Crystal Smith, have welcomed their second baby together - a boy!
Congratulations are in order, as Ne-Yo is now a proud dad of four kids. The 38-year-old rapper and his 28-year-old wife, Smith welcomed their new bundle of joy on June 14 and he had been named Roman Alexander-Raj Smith.
“Born 6-14-18 at 2:11 pm 6pd and 15 ounces 19 inches long,” Crystal shared on her Instagram account. “He’s so BEAUTIFUL.” Crystal and Ne-Yo's second child together came just two years after their adorable 22-month-old son, Shaffer Chimere Jr. Ne-Yo's two other kids — son Mason Evan, 6, and daughter Madilyn Grace, 7 — are from a previous relationship.
The news of Crystal’s second pregnancy came out back in October 2017, when her boyfriend, Ne-Yo, took to Instagram to share the couple's happy news. Posting a sweet Instagram photo collage of all of his kids along with one black section with question marks on it, Ne-Yo, real name Shaffer Chimere Smith, wrote: “Sooooooo … guess who’s awaiting a NEW ARRIVAL!?! 👶🏽👶🏽👶🏽👶🏽👶🏽👶🏽👶🏽👶🏽👶🏽👶🏽👶🏽👶🏽👶🏽 @itscrystalsmith and yours truly are happy to announce we are expecting❤️! #NewAddition #ExtendingTheFamily.”
Earlier this year, in January, the duo also held a gender reveal party for their soon to be arriving baby where it was announced that they are going to have a second son.
Speaking to E! News, 'The Platinum Life' star, Crystal, had said, “We are so excited! This definitely wasn’t in the plan and we weren’t trying at all!"
She had also shared how there was no morning sickness involved this time around. “I haven’t really been sick at all, but the cravings are real!” she told the outlet.
“All I want are raw oysters and steak! Which since becoming vegan has totally messed up my diet but as long as our miracle gets the nutrition it needs I will eat all the meat in the world!”
But later on in an interview, Ne-Yo revealed how strongly he was expecting and rooting for a baby girl this time around.
(Accidental delete😬) RORO IS A BOY!!! I Guess I was made to breed savages!! 🤟🏽 Maddie was upset, she says we have to give her a sister next cause she doesn’t want to be the only girl anymore!! 😫😍😟🤦🏽♀️😭💕🤷🏽♀️Check out our awesome gender reveal and charity event on #people.com @people ! #TheQueenOfKINGS LINK IN BIO!
“I’m excited [about having a boy] but I was banking on another girl because I have two boys already,” the star had shared in an interview with People magazine, back in January. “I wanted to have two boy, two girls.”
Also, speaking to E! News, the couple had spoken about Ne-Yo's older kids expecting a little sister, around the same time when the news of Crystal's pregnancy had come out. “Maddie has asked a few times for a little sister since having SJ, so fingers crossed,” Crystal and Ne-Yo had told the outlet.
But Ne-Yo surely must be thrilled now that the new little man is here!