Usher and his wife, Tameka Foster, welcomed a baby boy at 9:55 p.m. Monday night, a representative for the singer has confirmed to MTV News. The baby weighed 7 pounds and 9 ounces and has been named Usher Raymond V.
Usher said in a statement released Wednesday (November 28), “We are so happy and proud of our beautiful son. What a blessing!”
Usher was with his wife and new son Tuesday at an Atlanta hospital, and the family is expected to head home on Wednesday, according to People.com.
The singer revealed in September that he and Foster were expecting a boy , and on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in August, he said that if the baby were male, he’d like to name him Usher. “If it’s a boy, I’m going to name him Usher,” he said. “I’m hoping to name him that. I’ve been playing with a few names. I’m the fourth: Usher Raymond IV. I just want to pass the name on. Maybe I’ll change the middle name.”
Usher, 29, and Foster, 36, were married in a private ceremony on August 3 and renewed their vows on September 1 in Atlanta.
They were originally scheduled to swap vows in July, but called off the event at the last minute, after Foster had an unspecified “pregnancy scare.” Usher unexpectedly announced their engagement to MTV News in March.
[This story was originally published at 5:24 pm E.T. on 11.27.2007]