Congrats are in order for Ne-Yo and his wife, Crystal Renay! The Platinum Life stars are expecting their second child together, Ne-Yo confirmed on Instagram this afternoon. In the sweet post, he wrote, "Sooooooo.....guess who's awaiting a NEW ARRIVAL!?!👶🏽👶🏽👶🏽👶🏽👶🏽👶🏽👶🏽👶🏽👶🏽👶🏽👶🏽👶🏽👶🏽 @itscrystalsmith and yours truly are happy to announce we are expecting❤️! #NewAddition #ExtendingTheFamily 👶🏽👶🏽👶🏽👶🏽👶🏽👶🏽👶🏽👶🏽👶🏽👶🏽👶🏽👶🏽"
Ne-Yo, whose real name is Shaffer Chimere Smith, and Crystal welcomed their first child together, Shaffer Chimere Smith Jr., back in May 2016, just one month after they got married. The pair are also parents to son Mason Evan, 5, and daughter Madilyn Grace, 6, from Ne-Yo's previous relationship.
Crystal told E! News, "We are so excited! This definitely wasn't in the plan and we weren't trying at all!" She also added that their kids are "going to be so excited" once they find out they're getting a fourth sibling. "Maddie has asked a few times for a little sister since having SJ, so fingers crossed," they said.
The happy couple has yet to find out the sex of their bundle of joy but they admitted, "This gender reveal party is going to be epic." As for baby names? They revealed, "We have had names for our angels since before Shaffer Jr. was born so, yes, we are all set on baby names."
In an exclusive interview with In Touch earlier this year, the singer shared how being a husband to his model wife, 27, and a father-of-three has changed him as an artist. He gushed, "It’s made me more cautious about the words I use in my music. Children turn into little tape recorders, and even though things sound cuter coming from them, you don’t want your four-year-old running around shouting [bad] words." The 37-year-old added, "It's up to parents to make sure their child isn’t a terror."