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Life is good for Crystal Renay and Ne-Yo who have one of the happiest newborn’s on earth. The celebrity couple recently shared pictures of their son, Shaffer Chimere Smith Jr., who was smiling from ear to ear while asleep.
“As long as you’re face always holds this much happiness,” Crystal captioned underneath one picture. Little Shaffer appeared to be laughing in his sleep as his eyes were closed and he was laying down. Another candid featured the little one with dad. He wore a delighted look while being cuddled by Ne-Yo.
Crystal has been in the clouds since welcoming her son earlier this month. Little Shaffer was born on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, by way of cesarean section. “Prince Shaffer Chimere Smith Jr has arrived! 6lbs 8oz, 19 inches,” Crystal shared with social media fans shortly after labor and delivery.
“It was the scariest delivery ever and I ended up getting a emergency c-section cause of complications but with the help of my amazing doctor Sheryl Ross and my super calming husband NE-YO I was able to get through it all and come out with best reward in the world,” she explained.
Shaffer Chimere Smith Jr., is Ne-Yo and Crystal’s first child together. Ne-Yo also has two children, Madilyn and Mason, with children’s author Monyetta Shaw.
Amina Buddafly was one of many stars to attend the premiere of Freestyle Releasing’s Meet The Blacks at ArcLight theater in Hollywood, California on Tuesday.
The expectant star looked fabulous in a light blue dress that hugged all of her curves. Amina cradled her bump while striking several poses on the red carpet. She took pictures with Erica Mena and other celebrities in attendance.
Meet The Blacks is a hilarious film about a family who leaves the ghetto only to find themselves in an even worse predicament. Carl Black (Mike Epps) comes into unexpected funds that take him from the rough streets of Chicago to the beautiful community of Beverly Hills. Unfortunately for Carl and his family, they arrive to Beverly Hills just in time for the annual purge where all crime is legal for 12 hours. How will the Black family survive?
Meet The Blacks also stars Zulay Henao, Bresha Webb and Alex Henderson. Watch the trailer here. Amina Buddafly is expecting her and husband Peter Gunz’ second child, a baby girl, to arrive in coming months. See more of the reality star’s baby bump below!
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Leela James has a new love in her life. The R&B singer gave birth to her son on Tuesday.
“What a day this [has been],” Leela exclaimed. “What Love this [is]! So much Joy! The gift of new life! I feel so blessed too finally meet my Prince. Words can’t describe my emotions right now. All I can [say] is to God be the glory and thanku Lord!”
Leela released her fifth studio album, Fall For You, in 2014. At the time, the singer was adjusting to motherhood for the first time. “I think right now, the biggest challenge for me is that I’m a mother now,” she told media. “Just juggling motherhood and my career can sometimes be challenging and present moments of difficulty.”
James also told fans that some of her songs on the album were based off personal experiences. “About 50%,” she said. “Some of the songs are from personal experiences and some of the songs are indirect experiences that are still close to me. So I tend to write about things that I’m going through at the time, or that I’m witnessing someone else go through.”
Stephen “tWitch” Boss and Allison Holker are the proud parents of a son. The couple welcomed their first child on Easter Sunday and named him Maddox Laurel.
“[Maddox’s birth] was truly an unforgettable moment and we are grateful to everyone that shared in the experience and made it so monumental. Our family feels full,” Stephen and Allison said in a statement. “Maddox already has the best big sister Weslie, they have already bonded and share a truly beautiful love.” Allison later told Twitter fans that she and Stephen had an “Easter baby” who was “surrounded by so much LOVE.”
Allison and Stephen announced their expectancy a few months back. The couple shared the news with Dancing With The Stars viewers after Allison delivered an incredible performance on the show. “My husband and I, we love big scenarios,” the dancer told Wetpaint. “We wanted to keep [the announcement] fun for everyone, and tell everyone at the same time. There are so many people you want to tell, and if someone hears after someone else, they feel badly you didn’t call them first… We thought the best way was to tell everyone at the same time.”
Little Maddox was a healthy 8 lbs., 15 oz., at birth. Weslie is Allison’s daughter from a previous relationship.
Sebastian Thomaz is making moves with his father in the music industry. Wiz Khalifa has released the music video for his single, ‘Zoney,’ and his son is featured as a guest star.
Sebastian comes in near the end of filming. The little one mouths the words, “I love you” while playing in an adventure zone. Sebastian is also recorded while taking in the sights with dad.
In many ways, ‘Zoney’ can be viewed as Khalifa’s story. The rapper talks about his rise to fame in the song as well as his drive that was misunderstood in his youth. “I remember spendin’ summers in the studio,” he raps. “My pops told me have fun, be a kid for once.” Wiz tells listeners that his “big dreams” are what made him strive to do more with his talent.
Fatherhood certainly serves as the rapper’s motivation to continue doing big things in the industry. “When it comes to fatherhood and music, those two are two totally different things,” he said during one interview. “Structure is always needed, so my kid coming into my life and helping me structure everything has helped me as a person and as a business person.”
Sebastian is Wiz Khalifa’s only child with ex-wife Amber Rose. He celebrated his third birthday in February. Take a look at the music video for ‘Zoney’ here. Viewer discretion is advised.
Congratulations to Masika Kalysha and rapper Fetty Wap on the arrival of their daughter. Masika announced the birth of her little one on Tuesday.
“She’s here,” Kalysha tweeted. “I’ve never seen anything so perfect in my entire life. I’m so in love with you. I can’t believe she’s ours. Best day of my life @fettywap.” Fetty was able to make it just in the knick of time for the birth of his baby girl.
Masika expressed great anticipation just days before her daughter’s arrival. “The second I found out I was having you… My entire world changed,” Masika wrote on Instagram. “These past 9 months I’ve been so blessed to protect you as you grow and get ready to enter this world. It’s a cold world baby girl. But mommy and daddy will always keep you warm. I still can’t believe the miracle that occurs to create a life. But this my love is your official eviction notice. It’s time to give momma back her belly. I can’t wait to hold you… Any day now.”
The pregnancy journey has been a bit challenging for Masika who expressed frustration in Fetty Wap’s initial response to her expectancy in January. “I tried to demand him taking a paternity test,” she told Us Weekly. “He doesn’t want to take one. I asked him seven times, ‘Will you just volunteer and do it?’ He refuses.”
Although the road was rough, Masika and Fetty have managed to get past their differences and work together. This is their first child together.
These past few weeks have been challenging for Tina Lawson who lost her brother, Lumis “Skip” Joseph, on March 13, 2016. The mother of singers Beyonce and Solange Knowles took to social media this past weekend to give fans an update after being away from the public scene.
“Hello Friends, been mourning the loss of my beautiful brother Skip. But I’m back!!! With two of my favorite men,” Tina wrote. The celebrity also shared pictures and video of herself while hanging out with her daughter, Solange, and her son, Julez. One clip featured Tina and Solange playing what Lawson called “bootleg volleyball.”
Tina also shared footage of her and Julez role playing in the car. “Hi, my name is Tyrone,” the youngster told fans. “This is Keisha,” he said before handing the scene off to his grandmother. “Hi,” Tina said while waving. “I’m Keisha.”
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Julez is Solange’s only child with ex-husband Daniel Smith. Solange wed Alan Ferguson in 2014.
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Phaedra Parks’ visit to prison didn’t go so well, according to the Real Housewives of Atlanta star who withheld little during the show’s reunion episode. Phaedra told Andy Cohen all about her sons’ exposure to a few inappropriate things while visiting their father, Apollo, behind bars.
“They were both excited,” Phaedra said. “I thought it would be more emotional, but it wasn’t as emotional as I thought it would be.” Ayden and Dylan lasted about an hour before the excitement died and they were ready to part ways. “They were pretty much ready to go but we couldn’t leave because they don’t let people out from visitation at, you know, specified times,” Parks said.
While remaining at the facility, Ayden and Dylan were exposed to things that later required an explanation from mom. “It was interesting and some inappropriate things happened while we were in the visitation with other people visiting,” Parks told Cohen.
“Someone had their hands in someone else’s pants,” she added. “A little masturbation. So to explain that to your children is a little odd as well, because they are at an age that they didn’t understand what was going on. But, it was a lot going on in the back row. I mean, I’m glad that that’s behind me so everyone can stay out of that and stop asking questions about it.”
Phaedra Parks and Apollo Nida have two kids together. The estranged couple moved for divorce after Apollo surrendered himself to authorities to serve eight years for fraud and identity theft charges last year.
Rodney Peete Jr. understands that he is an advocate for kids with autism and hopes Rihanna reads his book. Holly Robinson Peete and her husband, Rodney Peete Sr., tell Ebony.com that their son was motivated to contribute to the family’s newest literary work, Same But Different, after learning that Rihanna may pick up a copy.
“He was kind of into it,” Holly says of her son’s initial enthusiasm. “I think he was into the idea of having his voice heard, but when we would sit down to do it, sometimes he would get a little fidgety.” In efforts to keep her son on track, Holly used a bit of inspiration. “I was like, ‘It’s going to be a good book, and it’s going to be a great platform.’ He said, ‘Will Rihanna read it?’ I said, ‘Maybe. Maybe Rihanna will read it.’ That was good motivation.”
In being motivated to push for change in society, young Rodney is often met with challenges of his own. “We’re in that transition of his sister getting ready to go off to college, and she is going to move and have a new experience,” says Rodney Peete Sr. “Part of that is wondering if he will ever be able to live on his own. We address and talk about that quite [often] and also getting a job. We talk to companies and businesses that can accept kids with special needs, and how they can flourish inside that environment. We worry about that. The tough part is that he’s fully aware. He’s got a lot [of] talent, but it’s a tough dance to try to find that niche.”
Rodney Jr. and his twin sister Ryan are Holly and Rodney Peete’s oldest children. The couple also have two sons named Robinson and Roman. You can see all members of the Peete family in their reality series, For Peete’s Sake, which airs on OWN every week. Learn more about Holly’s new book here.
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Easter weekend was something special for Ciara and the family. The ‘I Bet’ singer spent time at Disneyland with her fiance, Russell Wilson, and son, Future.
Ciara and Russell took a ride on a number of attractions. The couple say front and center on California Scream, where Russell was heard screeching before the ride took the first hill for the drop. Later, the happy family hunted down Micky Mouse. Little Future was recorded while expressing his love for the star character.
Ciara often discusses the joys of motherhood. “There’s something about having a child and knowing that you’re responsible for someone else that gives you an extra pep in your step and also defines the reason of why you do what you do,” she said during a recent interview.
“I feel responsible for this young, innocent child that’s full of all this love and life. Which I think he can grow up to be whatever he wants to, I want to encourage that. So, because of that, I work hard to be a great example to him that if you believe in yourself, if you go after what you believe in, you make it happen.”
Future is Ciara’s only child with rapper Nayvadius Cash. He will celebrate his second birtday in May.
Titan Witherspoon went all out for Easter Sunday. The little one wore a customized gray suit that was designed just for the holiday.
Titan struck several poses while in his Easter wear. One photo featured him while smiling. Another candid showed off his modeling skills as Titan looked away from the camera as the picture was taken. “Happy Easter,” captioned Kelly Rowland.
The celebrity mom shared her plans for Easter with ABC Radio prior to the holiday’s arrival. “I want to have an Easter egg hunt,” she said. “I want to have an Easter egg hunt and I want it to be like with all his little friends. I want to have it in a cute little park and it will be fun,” Rowland added. “I got him a cute Easter suit too, it’s gray.”
Titan certainly had one of his friends with him on Sunday. Little Future, Ciara’s son, was photographed while embracing Titan. “#buddies,” Kelly said. “They so fly!”
Titan is Kelly Rowland’s only child with her husband, Tim Witherspoon. He celebrated his first birthday last November.
Apryl Jones has chosen a name for her newborn daughter: A’mei Kazuko Grandberry. The celebrity mom revealed her little one’s name on Sunday.
Jones shared a photo of A’mei’s wrist that showcased a bracelet with her first name spelled out. The celebrity mom told Instagram fans the proper way to pronounce her daughter’s name as she captioned, “Ah-may” underneath the picture.
This is Apryl’s second child with her boyfriend, Omarion. The celebrity mom told media several months ago that she had chosen a name for her daughter but refrained from sharing it at the time. “I do have my baby’s name but I can’t reveal that yet,” Apryl said. “In my culture [the name] means ‘beautiful harmonious child.'”
Jones also told press that she was steady busy preparing her son, Megaa, for big brotherhood. “He’s like slapping the belly,” she shared. “I’m trying to get him use to sharing, but I don’t know yet.”
A’mei was born on March 7, 2016.
Easter weekend was full of adventure for Cali Dream Taylor who enjoyed time with family and friends. The daughter of Jayceon Taylor, a.k.a. The Game, and Tiffney Cambridge took several pictures while dressed to impress for the holiday.
“When Daddy takes the pictures…. Everything on FLEEK,” the Game captioned under one photo. “#MyWorld #HappyEaster (Oh’ & this the 1st time I ever allowed my daughter to have polish on her toes and feet but they begged so I caved in because it’s Easter… Coming off Wednesday),” he added.
Cali spent time at what appeared to be a resort. She held her mom’s hand while en route to the pool area that had a beautiful view of the ocean.
The little one later met up with fellow celebrity kids Jessie, D’Lila and Chance. The daughters of Sean “Diddy” Combs relaxed in the lounging chairs while taking a picture alongside Cali.
Jayceon often comments on the joy he finds in being a parent. He also uses his platform to encourage other dads who, like him, make it a point to be involved. “To all the fathers out there who put in the work they’re supposed to for their children, I salute you,” he said in one Instagram post. “It is us that are nurturing the future one child at a time. Continue to be the man you are to these babies and the blessings will follow.”
Jayceon is the proud father of three kids. Cali Dream is the rapper’s youngest child with Tiffney Cambridge. See video footage of the little one having fun on Easter Sunday!
T.I. and Tiny Harris are the proud parents of seven. The couple welcomed their daughter on Saturday, March 26, 2016, which made their Easter weekend even more special. T.I. and Tiny released a statement shortly after their little one’s birth.
“Yesterday, March 26th, at 2:58PM we welcomed a beautiful baby girl that weighed in at 5lbs,” the couple shared on Sunday. “In true Harris fashion, our baby girl made us all HUSTLE, making a surprise early entrance,” they added.
Tiny further explained, “While we expected her to arrive around April 20th, our PERFECT baby girl decided March 26th was the right time for her DEBUT. My husband, Tip Harris, went from the stage right to the plane from his show in Las Vegas and luckily, made it to Atlanta with time to spare. Our whole clan was together to see our beautiful healthy baby girl make her way into the world. Just the way I like it!!”
Mrs. Harris confirmed her expectancy a few weeks ago. This is her third child with husband T.I., and the seventh little one to join the blended family.
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