Welcome, baby girl Norwood! Ray J and Princess Love are on Cloud 9 after welcoming their first daughter together on May 23, after a full day of labor. "ITS TIME!! @rayjnprincess #GODISAMAZING #BABYGIRL #LOVEWINS," Ray J, 37, shared on social media to his followers on the 22nd. The birth announcement was revealed on social media and included video footage from the Norwood's wedding ceremony, ultrasound pictures, and moments of Princess Love's appointments before revealing the exciting news at the end. The precious baby girl is named Melody Love Norwood, and was born weighing just seven pounds. Congrats, guys!
It seems like the singer — whose real name is William Ray Norwood Jr. — got exactly what he wanted: a daughter! When he first announced that his wife was expecting, he told The Real, "I want to have a little girl first because it’s like daddy’s little girl."
He added, "A little boy is probably going to be a little aggressive, so I just want to be able to have some peace first. But whatever God blesses us with, I'm happy." This is the first child for Ray J, 37, and Princess Love, 33. The couple tied the knot in 2016 after documenting their on-again, off-again relationship on the reality TV series Love & Hip-Hop: Hollywood since 2014. In the years since their marriage, Ray J and Princess have openly shared their fertility struggles both in interviews and on reality television."
"I've always been an open book when it comes to showcasing my life and struggles on camera," Princess previously told In Touch. "I think that it's important to be authentic and real because there are so many people out there who can relate to your situation."
The couple kept the pregnancy a secret before publicly announcing it during Princess Love's second trimester. "It is bad luck to announce too early," Princess wrote in an Instagram post.
"I don’t know the process of it — when it actually happened, what night — but it was special because we was trying for a while," Ray J said on The Real of their struggles with fertility. "It's not as easy as people think. For some people, they just go on tour and get everybody pregnant. But for me, it was love. We took our time, and as we were taking our time, it just took a little while."
While the new mama and new dad are clearly over the moon with their healthy bundle of joy, there's still a bit of lingering drama for the family. And it comes in the form of Ray J's sister Brandy and mom, Sonja. Both Ray J's mother and sister did not attend the baby shower, which was ice-cream themed and held back in March. Their absence apparently stems back to comments that Princess Love once tweeted regarding Ray J cheating on her.
However, Ray J has admitted to cheating in the past and tons of viewers tuned in to watch Ray J, Princess Love, and Teairra Mari's epic love triangle. But since their nuptials, Ray J has said he's reformed, the cheating life now behind him so that he can move forward with Princess and their growing family.