Ne-Yo and Crystal Smith Welcome Son Roman Alexander-Raj

The singer and his reality star wife have welcomed a "beautiful" baby

By Nikki Levy Jun 15, 2018 5:09 PMTags

Congratulations are in order!

Crystal Smith has given birth to her second son, Roman Alexander-Raj Smith, with husband Ne-Yo, she announced on Instagram today. "Born 6-14-18 at 2:11 pm. 6pd and 15 ounces. 19 inches long," she wrote. "He's so BEAUTIFUL."

Crystal later posted a photo of herself breastfeeding the child and revealed he was born before her due date after emergency surgery.

"I had a ironclad birth plan and I was determined to do it my way. But God had other plans apparently," she wrote. "A routine doctors visit on Thursday and I was rushed straight to the hospital and into surgery less than a hour later! Roman wasn't doing well in my womb and had to be taken immediately or the doctors feared the worst. Scariest moments ever!!! But he's here and he's healthy and we are so happy!!!!!!"

"Thank you @neyo for giving me the one thing I've always longed for.. my very own family!" she wrote. "I love you and these kids so much! #SmithGangGrows #KingRo🙌🏽🎉🎊 #BreastIsBest👏🏽 (can't you tell I'm so happy rn)"

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Ne-Yo (real name: Shaffer Chimere Smith) and Crystal welcomed their first child together, son Shaffer Chimere Smith Jr., in May 2016, just one month after they got married in L.A. They are also parents to son Mason Evan and daughter Madilyn Grace, from Ne-Yo's previous relationship.

While the happy couple are thrilled to welcome their son, they hinted to E! News back in October that they would try again for a baby girl.

"If it's a girl then the shop is closed but if it's a boy then we have to do it again!" Crystal said. "I've been dreaming of the same little girl since I was a little girl and we won't stop until we get her!"


The Platinum Life star had been hinting on social media that her baby would be arriving soon.

Overnight, Crystal posted a video to her Instagram Story at St. John Labor and Delivery with the caption "Always by my side," all but confirming that she was in labor at St. John's Riverside Hospital in Yonkers, N.Y.

Congratulations again to the happy family!

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