Love And Hip Hop: Hollywood stars Ray J and Princess Love shared adorable photos of their newborn baby girl, Melody Love Norwood. Princess Love gave birth to their daughter just last week and gave OK! magazine an exclusive first look at their brand new family of three. In addition to their first family photos, Princess Love gave a tour of their daughter’s decorated nursery.
Following the birth of his daughter, Ray J told OK! magazine, “This was one of the most incredible experiences of my life” and that he is overjoyed that his daughter is finally born because he was eager to start life as a dad.
Ray J and Princess Love had to wait a little longer for Melody than they had expected because Princess’ labor lasted over 24 hours.
The special moment was caught on film by VH1 cameras for Ray J and Princess’ baby special, according to an insider close to the couple.
“All of this is rolling for VH1 for Ray J and Princess’ baby special, airing this summer.”
Since the arrival of their daughter, the two have been enjoying life as a family of three.
In the days leading up to Melody’s arrival, Ray J posted a music video which starred himself and his wife, Princess Love. The video was a series of candid clips that were recorded over the last nine months of Princess Love’s pregnancy.
The video was a compilation of footage from Princess’ sonogram appointments with doctors in addition to snippets from their August wedding.
Ray J shared the touching music video with fans across social media and added the caption, “ITS TIME!! @rayjnprincess #GODISAMAZING #BABYGIRL #LOVEWINS.”
Princess Love and Ray J have been vocal about their struggles with fertility and decided to keep Princess’ pregnancy a secret until the end of her second trimester. Love revealed in an Instagram post that she made the decision to keep her pregnancy news a secret because she said it was “bad luck to announce too early.”
"Melody Love Norwood" the most beautiful girl in the World!!! I Never thought I would feel God move thru me like this!!! You are my heart and soul!! I will die 4 you! You are the true meaning of love! Your sooooo special I couldnt stop cryin when you were born. I will be there 4 you every minute of the way. I will be the best Dad in history! Thank you God for giving me some1 to really live 4! @princesslove I will be with u 4ever and i love you and respect you to another level! (click the link in my Bio) to see more pics of my baby girl- a gift from #GOD #NewDad #DaddyslittleGirl
Ray J announced to the world that he and his wife were expecting a baby in an interview on The Real.
“I love you Princess, get ready for our journey baby!”
Ray J and Princess’ daughter weighed in at exactly seven pounds and was 19-and-a-quarter inches long. Ray J said that the feeling of being a father has to be one of the most incredible experiences of his life, according to Radar.
R&B singer Brandy, Ray J’s older sister, also posted a photo of the newborn to her Instagram, with the caption “Melody.”
Back in March, Brandy and her mom, Sonja Norwood, had to skip Ray J and Princess’ ice-cream themed baby shower. It was reported by People that Brandy and Sonja’s absence from the special event was due to a disagreement involving Princess.
Brandy revealed in an interview that she was unable to attend the baby shower because she had to perform at a show that she had previously made a commitment to, according to VH1.
Brandy made it clear that she really wanted to attend the celebration to welcome her first niece into the world, but her schedule created a conflict. The R&B singer didn’t have an answer as to why her mother skipped Princess and Ray J’s event.
“I really wanted to be at the baby shower. I had a show, so that happened. I know my mom would just not not show up to the baby shower. There was something there that I just…I don’t really ask about. You know, families get into it all the time.”
The disagreement allegedly started due to the tweets Princess had posted alluding to Ray J cheating.
I just wanna say to you @princesslove I LOVE YOU! im so Proud. This has been life Changing for me. To watch you go thru all of this for us to have this beautiful Ángel! I have so much more respect for u in so Many new ways- you have humbled me to the highest level- if I ever doubted you or didnt show it I am so so sorry! You are my heart and soul! I will always be there for you 4LIFE! and even in heaven!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU- and to all the women who have been down this journey I love and respect you- and I promise to show that! and to my beautiful wife this is just the beggining of the best time in our life!!! you are my true soulmate and I love you soooooo much!! #NewParents #BabyLove @rayjnprincess #Godsplan
In the same month that Ray J married Princess, he confessed that he had been a “little bitty cheater,” according to People. Ray J then stated that he is ready to leave his playboy ways behind to begin the next chapter of his life with his wife and daughter.
Brandy said that when families feud, it can hurt a little more than when you’re feuding with a friend or a regular person. The singer said that this is a new situation to the Norwood family and everybody wants “it to go right.”