R&B singer-songwriter and producer Ne-Yo opened about his fear surrounding his wife Crystal Renault Smith’s upcoming attempted VBAC, the abbreviated term for vaginal birth after C-section.
As is commonly known, Caesarean section births carry more risk than vaginal ones because a Caesarean section, which is major surgery, requires anesthesia, an army of specialists, nurses and pediatricians in the operating room prior to and after delivery.
A lot of women who plan vaginal births but end up getting C-sections often attempt vaginal deliveries afterwards.
That might precisely be the reasoning behind Crystal’s decision but it isn’t without risks and fear.
“I’m a little nervous just because [in] our first pregnancy, there were a few complications to the point where she had to get an emergency [cesarean] section,” he explained to the magazine after stopping by its Nowstudios. “This time, she is determined to not go c-section — she wants to do it the natural way.”
“The complications that were [present] could still exist, so there’s a little bit of nervousness in there but above that, it’s more nervous excitement. I just want to meet him.”
Crystal has been doing everything usually prescribed to have a quick labor and delivery including exercising regularly and staying fit.
A quick scan of her Instagram shows she works out regularly and even attended Coachella this year in California at 7 months pregnant!
This would be the second child for the couple who is expecting a second son. They are parents to himsel Shaffer Chimere Smith, Jr born in March 2016.
Ne-Yo is also dad to 7-year old daughter Madilyn Grace and 6-year old son Mason with his ex fiancé actress Monyetta Shaw.
After describing her child’s hair negatively and praising her own fine textured hair as “blessed” “Hawaiian Silk”, Internet users gathered second-time mom-to-be Crystal Smith all the way up to school her on her outdated attitude towards kinkier African textured hair.
“So my son wasn’t blessed with Mommy’s ‘Hawaiian silk’ as my sister likes to say,” Bossip reported the second-time mom-to-be captioning an Instagram post of a photo of herself and her son. “Can anyone suggest some good products or moisturizers? Nothing I’ve tried will help the dryness. His hair seems to soak up everything instantly.”
Following the outrage from followers and fans over the since-deleted tweets, Smith declared her intentions to convert the learning moment into a business opportunity in an Instagram stories post, vowing to create a hair care line for children of mixed race heritage.
“Thank you guys for the negativity, because once again I’m going to channel it into something positive,” she can be heard in the social media share taken in her car. “I am now in the process of creating a hair care line for mixed children … so thank you once again.”
The Smiths’ are expecting their second child later this year.
Good on recording artist and super producer Ne-Yo and his wife Crystal Smith for using their gender reveal to raise money for charity!
The second-time mom-to-be and the Miss Independent singer gave a special invitation to the first 100 people who commented on a special post on her Instagram account to donate to the Jenesse Center Inc. in Los Angeles, Calif.
They got to attend the prince and princess- themed event, nosh on snack and drinks at the event.
Guests were asked to bring a gift for a mom and a baby to be donated to Jenesse, a domestic violence intervention organization.
At th reveal, following desserts, everyone gathered on the rooftop and fired powder guns that were handed out to everyone and pulled at the same time revealing blue powder!
It’s another baby boy! Congrats!
Ne-Yo, whose birth name is Shaffer Smith Crystal are already parents to 22- month old son Shaffer Jr. The musician is also a father to 6-year old son Mason and 7-year old daughter Madilyn with his ex-fiancee Monyetta Shaw.
Toya Wright celebrated the impending arrival of her second child at a baby shower in an Atlanta private residence this past MLK weekend.
It was a reality TV show reunion as some Our blog faves and bumpwatch alums Monica Brown, Monyetta Shaw and Rasheeda attended. Other stars of Atlanta-based shows Shamea Morton from Bravo TV‘s Real Housewives of Atlanta Quad Webb-Lunceford from that same network’s Married to Medicine.
The event featured personalized candy apples, candy bar and Rice Krispie treats and more. The theme was “Showering Reign”, a take off of the name she has selected for her daughter, though in one recent post, she referred to her baby as “Reignbeaux“, phonetic spin on Rainbow with a very unique spelling.
Wright also used the occasion to introduce the public to her beau and the baby’s dad Atlanta sports manager Robert “Red” Rushing. Up until this point, she had elected to conceal his identity. Secret’s out now!
If the baby’s name will be Reignbeaux, this will be the second celebrity baby Rainbow in recent years because The Girls Next Door alum Holly Madison‘s first child is also named Rainbow. Reign is also a bit popular recently among celebrities. Kourtney Kardashian‘s son is named Reign and that is the middle name of Lil Kim’s daughter Royal Reign.
Wright announced her pregnancy last September with a very creative scripted video featuring her daughter Reginae Carter with ex husband rapper Lil Wayne.
Oh and h/t from YBF, we learned that she also had a second shower with her fans. Nice! Here are photos shared by attendees:
:::WHAT’S TRENDING WEDNESDAY???::: ☀️?????????✨ Expecting Mom, Toya Wright @toyawright and Reginae Carter @colormenae for Toya’s “Showering Reign” Themed Shower! #ToyaWright #ReginaeCarter #ShoweringReign #WhatsTrendingWednesday #EdwinaLaShan #FashionBlog #Fashion #Style #FashionBloggers #FashionStylist #Sisters #FashionSisters #CHA #CHAFashion
:::WHAT’S TRENDING WEDNESDAY???::: ☀️?????????✨ Toya Wright @toyawright Celebrated Her New Bundle of Joy this Weekend with her “Showering Reign” Themed Shower! #Dress @racqnoir #Shoes @stuartweitzman Celebrity Guest to Attend included… Monica Brown, Rasheeda, and Malayshia! #ToyaWright #ShoweringReign #BabyShower #WhatsTrendingWednesday #EdwinaLaShan #FashionBlog #Fashion #Style #FashionBloggers #FashionStylist #Sisters #FashionSisters #CHA #CHAFashion
@Regranned from @theteekieandsonjashow – #swipeleft Take a look ?inside Baby Reign beautiful baby ?shower. There is a little surprise at the end for inquiring minds. @Regranned from @toyawright – #showeringreign – #regrann #babyshower #toyawright #RHOA #celebritynews #celebritykids #atlanta #reign #fashion #vh1 #bravotv #teekieandsonjashow #realitytv #talkshow – #regrann
Toya Wright‘s daughter Reginae Carter and a few family friends pampered the mom to be in a surprise spa pamper party to prepare for the arrival of the Wright’s daughter.
“I had the cutest little surprise pamper party today,” the expectant mom captioned an Instagram photo from the event crediting her daughter who recently co-authored a mother-daughter book with her for hosting the event.
Wright and some guests shared photos from the event in social media
Our Bellytich Bumpwatch alum Monyetta Shaw and her children attended the event as well. Fun times!
h/t BCK Online
A source close to the couple that has dated since early last year told ET that the two already tied the knot in a secret ceremony.
He is dad to 4-year old Madilyn Grace Smith and 3-year old son Mason Evan Smith with his former fiancee, actress and reality TV star of Vh1‘s Atlanta Exes Monyetta Shaw.
The news is getting mucho hate in Ne-Yo’s IG comments because Shaw has shared that, when together, the couple decided to no longer have any more children and she went through with having permanent “burning” of her tubes and can no longer have any more children with another man if she wanted, meanwhile he’s having another kid.
Ne-Yo addressed her in a comment saying he has apologized.
Congrats to the baby blessing.