"Let Me Love You" has likely taken on new meaning for Ne-Yo now that his family has grown by one.
The "So Sick" singer and his new wife, Crystal Renay, have welcomed their first child together, a baby boy nicknamed "Prince," who touts daddy's full name.
Shaffer Chimere Smith Jr., or SJ for short, clocked in at 6 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 19 inches in length, Renay shared Wednesday on Instagram, posting a photo clutching the little guy's hand at the hospital.
In the post, the new mom also described her difficult delivery, which required an emergency C-section.
"It was the scariest delivery ever and I ended up getting a emergency C-section cause of complications but with the help of my amazing doctor @drsherryr and my super calming husband @neyo I was able to get through it all and come out with best reward in the world... SJ!!!!! #BestDayOfMyLife," the model-actress added.
Prince Shaffer Chimere Smith Jr has arrived! 6lbs 8oz, 19 inches¿¿¿¿ it was the scariest delivery ever and I ended up getting a emergency C-section cause of complications but with the help of my amazing doctor @drsherryr and my super calming husband @neyo I was able to get through it all and come out with best reward in the world... SJ!!!!! #BestDayOfMyLife
It's the third child for the 36-year-old R&B singer: Ne-Yo has two children — son Mason Evan Smith and daughter Madilyn Grace Smith — with his ex-fiancee, Monyetta Shaw.
In August, he took to social media to clarify where things stand with Shaw and Renay, and announce that he and Renay were engaged and expecting.
"Clearing the air..@mscrystalrenay and I are ENGAGED to be married next year. And yes we are expecting. #FromTheHorsesMouth," the showman wrote in the first of a series of tweets.
"The Wiz Live!" star then posted a pic of his fiancee holding a photograph in which he appears to be clutching her belly. The caption read "Surprise!!!!!!!!!!!"
The pair ultimately tied the knot when Renay was eight months pregnant, saying "I Do" in L.A. last month. Renay has been busy posting wedding snaps and several baby bump photos since. Scroll down to check out a few.
People said I was crazy to continue planning a wedding when I found out 6 months into it that I was carrying you but I told your father a year before we made you that my perfect wedding day would be to have my blessing in my belly as I married the man of my dreams and 'Sweet baby Jesus' The Lord heard my heart and gave me just that! Through the turmoil and daily stress of it all I had one thing keeping me together when I thought I would crack and that was you my prince. I love you so very much and am going to spend my life making sure you never doubt that love. My prince, my junior, my heartbeat I am forever yours and forever will I be your mommy¿¿¿¿ #ShafferJr #Junior #MiddleOfMarch #6DaysAway #TheSmiths Gown by @jeanralphthurin
I began this journey with you and here we are at the finish line stronger than ever TOGETHER! I feel so blessed and frightened at the same time but I know that God and you have my back. I can look to you for strength when I feel mine failing and know that in you I'll find me. My family, friends and sincere supporters know how monumental tonight is for me and I thank you all for being there for me and loving me unconditionally through my process. I couldn't have made it through without you. #SJOnTheWay #MiddleOfMarch #neyo #CrystalRenay #BabySmith ¿¿¿¿ #TonightIsTheNight
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