Ray J and wife, Princess Love, have welcomed a baby girl. They confirmed the news via an Instagram post that included a sweet video of the couple on their journey to becoming parents. At the end of the video, Ray J confirmed the arrival of their daughter.
While co-hosting the daytime talk show, The Real, back in November, Ray J revealed that he and Princess Love were expecting their first child.
Prior to this announcement, there had been much speculation that Princess Love and he were expecting. The couple were married in August 2016 and detailed their personal struggles with fertility on the fourth season of Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood.
Ray J spoke about how the two of them had been trying for awhile and had a hard time conceiving at first. He revealed that they don’t know exactly when it happened but that it was so special when they found out. He spoke about how it’s not as easy as people tend to think. That some can “go on tour and get everybody pregnant” where that didn’t happen for the two of them.
Multiple celebrity couples have opened up about their battles with infertility lately and their transparency can help to provide context for so many who are struggling with the same thing that may feel all alone or as if they don’t have an outlet.
Before knowing the gender of the baby, Ray J admitted that he did want a little girl first because he wanted the father/daughter relationship of having a “daddy’s girl.” He thought that a boy would be a “little more aggressive” and he just wanted a bit of peace the first time around.
This is a bit of an archaic notion of how babies and children act based on gender. Little girls can be fiery balls of sass and energy in equal parts to their brothers or male cousins.
At this time, the name of their new baby girl has not been released.