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Ne-Yo and wife Crystal Renay welcome baby boy

The couple married in California last month.
By Annie Martin Follow @littlemannie   |   March 16, 2016 at 4:30 PM
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LOS ANGELES, March 16 (UPI) -- Ne-Yo and wife Crystal Renay have welcomed their first child.

The 36-year-old singer's rep confirmed Ne-Yo and Renay are proud parents to a healthy son after Renay underwent an emergency C-section Tuesday.

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"Prince Shaffer Chimere Smith Jr has arrived! 6lbs 8oz, 19 inches," Renay captioned a photo of herself holding her son's hand on Instagram.

"It was the scariest delivery ever," she admitted. "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 the best reward in the world... SJ!"

Ne-Yo and Renay announced they were expecting in August and married in Ranchos Palos Verdes, Calif., last month. Renay told fans she was feeling both "frightened" and "blessed" in a post two days before SJ's birth.

"I began this journey with you and here we are at the finish line stronger than ever together!" she wrote to Ne-Yo. "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."

Ne-Yo and Renay have been together since early 2014. The singer, born Shaffer Chimere Smith, is already father to 5-year-old daughter Madilyn and 4-year-old son Mason with his ex-fiancée, Monyetta Shaw.

Ne-Yo and wife Crystal Renay welcomed their first child March 15. Photo by Crystal Renay/Instagram

Ne-Yo released his sixth studio album, Non-Fiction, in January. The record peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 and includes the singles "Money Can't Buy" and "She Knows."

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