By Sandra Rose  | 

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R&B star Ne-Yo and his long-suffering wife Crystal Renay Smith are expecting their third child together.

The "So Sick" musician confirmed his baby news on Instagram over the weekend: "Overjoyed to announce... The family is expanding... #Number5... #5thandFinal... #BlessingsOnBlessings... @itscrystalsmith... You ready baby? Let's go!"

Ne-Yo & Crystal Smith spends the day with their kids at Disney California Adventure

BACKGRID

Ne-Yo and Crystal are already parents to sons Roman Smith, 2, and Shaffer Smith, 4.

The 41-year-old singer/songwriter, real name Shaffer Chimere Smith, shares 2 children -- daughter Madilyn Grace Smith, 10, and 9-year-old son, Mason Evan Smith, with ex-girlfriend Monyetta Shaw.

The news emerges months after the singer admitted his marriage to Crystal was saved by the coronavirus shutdown, because it forced them to confront their issues head-on.

"The whole quarantine thing was kind of a blessing. It allowed me the time to lock back in with (my family)," he said.

"Before the quarantine happened, we were definitely talking divorce, and the quarantine forced us to sit still, block out the noise from the world - you know the world can get very, very loud, and we tend to let the world's opinion mean more in certain situations than it should."

The couple had reached a point where Ne-Yo and Crystal found themselves unable to open up to one another in order to work through their problems.

He added: "I don't know when it happened, but we got to a place where we felt like we couldn't just say it, you know? You're feeling something - something's going on, and you know something's going on, but for whatever reason, you can't just come out and say it. We got to that place, and that almost broke us... We're actually stronger now than we were before. Now we feel like we can really talk to each other."

Ne-Yo proposed to his wife again on New Year's Eve. The couple originally tied the knot in 2016.