Toni Braxton's more than a woman. She's a mommy again, too.
The bootylicious R&B babe delivered a baby boy Sunday in Atlanta. Diezel Ky Braxton Lewis debuted at six pounds, four ounces. It's the second son for Braxton, 34, and her 32-year-old hubby, Mint Condition keyboardist Keri Lewis. Diezel joins one-year-old bro, Denim, in the Braxton brood.
"They are doing great. Both mother and baby are resting comfortably," publicist David Brokaw announced.
No word on whether little Diezel has a godfather, but we nominate Kenny G--after all, Braxton and Lewis owe their burgeoning family to the saxmeister.
The Minneapolis-based Mint Condition served as Braxton's backing band when she opened for Kenny G during his 1997 North American tour. The couple celebrate their second wedding anniversary later this month.
Mom will have more than diaper duty on her mind over the coming weeks--like a new record deal. The six-time Grammy winner known for such hits as "Unbreak My Heart," "You're Makin' Me High" and "Just Another Sad Love Song" released her latest album, More Than a Woman, last November to underwhelming reviews and sales. (The disc has only moved about 375,000 copies, down from the two million-plus generated by her 2000 album, The Heat.)
Billboard and the New York Daily News recently reported that Braxton is leaving her longtime label Arista's LaFace Records, after inking a $10 million, three-album deal with the Universal-distributed Blackground Records in an attempt to goose future sales.
Braxton will reportedly return to the studio in a few months to begin work on her first album for Blackground, tentatively slated for a September release. Her first single should be out by July.
The singer will also be returning to Broadway for a one-month stint in the title role in Disney's Aida beginning June 30. Braxton played Belle in the stage version of Beauty and the Beast in 1998.