Singer Ne-Yo and his wife, Crystal Smith, have announced that they’re expecting their second child, and the singer’s fourth.
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On Wednesday, the couple took to Instagram to share the news that they were preparing to welcome yet another addition to their growing family after having son Shaffer Chimere Smith, Jr. in March 2016.
Smith, who is a star on the E! show The Platinum Life, told E! News that they weren’t trying for another child, but they were more than happy about the news.
“We are so excited!” she said. “This definitely wasn’t in the plan and we weren’t trying at all!”
She also told the news site that while she recently adopted a vegan diet and lifestyle, she’s already decided to give that up because the cravings she’s been having for meat are quite strong.
“I haven’t really been sick at all but the cravings are real!” she said. “All I want are raw oysters and steak! Which since becoming vegan has totally messed up my diet, but as long as our miracle gets the nutrition it needs I will eat all the meat in the world!”
She also said that whether or not they have anymore children in the future will depend on the gender of this child on the way. She wants a girl and won’t stop trying down the line to have one.
“If it’s a girl then the shop is closed, but if it’s a boy then we have to do it again!” Smith 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!”
As for Ne-Yo, as previously mentioned, aside from the baby brewing now and son Shaffer, he already has daughter Madilyn Grace and son Mason Evan from his relationship with former fiancée Monyetta Shaw. His ex, who has always been quite graceful and positive, celebrated the baby news with the couple on her own Instagram. It was a surprise considering their history, but a pleasant one:
Interesting enough though, while they’re just sharing this baby news, Smith may have actually hinted at it a week ago. She shared a clip of herself dancing quite close to Ne-Yo while they were in Australia. In the cheeky post, she made it clear that she had plans to make their son a big brother:
And that’s exactly what she did. Congrats!