"Right On Time For Mommy"

Congratulations to Ne-Yo and Crystal Smith on the arrival of their baby girl, Isabella Rose Smith. Crystal took to Instagram to announce her daughter’s birth.


“God said don’t make plans honey,” Mrs. Smith shared online. “She came four weeks early but right on time for mommy,” the celebrity mom declared. “Born at 11:11 am ( lucky lil lady) 5 lbs 7 oz of perfection. My world is finally complete.”

Crystal Smith and Ne-Yo shared the news of their expectancy earlier this year. “Overjoyed to announce … the family is expanding,” Ne-Yo told his social media fans in February. “Adding the tags, “#Number5. #5thandFinal #BlessingsOnBlessings,” the producer shared.

The news of Ne-Yo and Crystal Smith expanding their family came after a year of the celebrities working through marital issues. “What the quarantine did was force us to sit down and get in each other’s face and have those uncomfortable conversations that we couldn’t have before, and the realization that we came to is that we love each other,” Ne-Yo said of the time he and Crystal spent in quarantine last year.

“Nothing is stronger, nothing we can go through, nothing anybody can say or do, can ever be stronger than the fact that we genuinely and truly love each other,” Ne-Yo told the press. “Once we got to that, we’ve been great ever since.”

Crystal recently wrote a beautiful letter to her daughter prior to Isabella’s arrival. “Dearest Daughter,” Mrs. Smith began her message. “I have prayed for you (my mini) for many years but God knew I needed a little practice before you blessed us with your love,” Crystal wrote to her baby girl.

“[I needed to] practice to be soft mixed with slightly rough edges. [I needed to] practice to be calm in the midst of all storms. [I needed to] practice in walking with grace in cruel circumstances. [I needed to] practice in learning to love myself fully and whole so that I can be the example for you.”

Isabella is Ne-Yo and Crystal Smith’s first daughter. The celebrity couple also has two sons, Roman and Shaffer Jr., together. Ne-Yo has five kids – Isabella, Roman, Shaffer Jr., Mason, and Madilyn – together.

Photo: Crystal Smith/Instagram



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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