The couple welcomed a son , Usher Raymond V, in November. Usher, 29, recently told People that he is very excited about fatherhood. “I’m so proud to be a father by the time I’m 30,” he told the magazine last month. “I’d hate to be 80 years old and not be able to run with my kids. I need to still be able to do flips when they’re in high school!
“Having a child just completed the story,” he told the magazine. “I already had a giving heart, and I wanted to do something to mentor children.”
The singer also opened up to Essence magazine in a July interview. He described his son, nicknamed Cinco, as an “extension of his union” with his wife, whom he married in August 2007 .
The news comes in the wake of Usher’s recent announcement that he will kick off a ladies-only tour called One Night Stand later this fall. Now that Usher is a married family man, he hopes this tour, in support of his latest album, Here I Stand, will prove that he’s still sex-symbol material.
“The ladies like to see that masculine build,” he said. “They question if I still got it.
“There’s only a few artists that can pull that off,” he added. “I feel like I’ve had such a connection with my audience. This album, I felt like, was definitely the type of one that was more intimate. So what better way to get up close and personal than to make it all women?”