Between Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood and all the drama it brings, the show’s stars seemingly need amazing time management skills to squeeze in space for anything else. However, Ray J found time for the important things. Late last year, the “One Wish” singer shared that he was on his way to be dad.
“Let me just tell you something about love,” he said while chatting with the hosts of The Real in the fall of 2017. “Love is on my mind. Love is in my heart. Princess and I are expecting.”
Him and his wife-of-two-years, Princess, shared their big news with the public, but they kept some things just for themselves… like the gender of their budding bun-in-the-oven. Nothing ever stays a secret for long though, so…
Prepping for Baby
According to TMZ, Ray J and Princess’ registry for their upcoming baby shower is a tell-tell sign of their unborn child’s gender. The parents-to-be requested things like a cashmere baby basket, a travel crib, a rocking sheep and, of course, tons of onesies and outfits. The extravagant gifts — which are said to be mostly pink — reportedly range from $25 to $2800.
It seems the stars are sparing no expense for their first child. The shower itself is rumored to cost over a quarter of a million dollars. The $250,000 event will reportedly take place this weekend in Los Angeles at a “top-of-the-line hotel,” a vest difference from the shower Princess’ mom threw the couple. The former stripper’s mother, Lina, put a modest gathering together, inviting Princess’ Filipino family.
“Yesterday my mom threw us a baby shower… and Ray finally got to meet ALL of my cousins on my Filipino side,” Princess captioned the string of black and white photos. “Words can’t express how much fun I had been around all of my friends and family in the bay.”
Ray J, whose family was not present at the event, was thrilled to meet his wife’s family. “BABY SHOWER AT PRINCESS FAMILY HOUSE TODAY HOSTED BY PRINCESS MOM! LINA IN HAYWARD CA!! SO EXCITED!!” he captioned photos posted onto his own social media.
The new edition is expected to be born sometime this summer. The reality star said he and Princess kept their news a secret for quite a while because they were superstitious about announcing the pregnancy too early.
“It’s such a blessing from God to be able to carry our child,” Princess wrote on her Instagram. “We kept this to ourselves until after the first trimester because it’s bad luck to announce too early. But we’re so proud to share this journey with you guys. Thank you for all of the love and prayers.“
The couple struggled to conceive a child, something the TV cameras that follow them couldn’t help but highlight. As Princess grew apart from her own family, she felt the need to start a new one. It was a tough-going for the pair, with repeated failed attempts at conception. However, if Princess’ bump is to be believed, this is the real deal and the couple finally have a bun in the oven.
While they were seemingly left out the first go-round, the “Sexy Can I” singer’s famous sister Brandy and the rest of the Norwoods will surely be present at the parent’s second baby shower. Are you excited to get more details on Ray’s new baby? Sound off in the comments and SHARE this article.