Ne-Yo is to become a father for the fifth time Content Exchange

Ne-Yo is to become a father for the fifth time.

The 'So Sick' hitmaker and his wife Crystal Smith have confirmed they are expecting their third child together - a sibling for Roman, two, and Shaffer, four.

Taking to Instagram, he wrote: "Overjoyed to announce ...The family is expanding ... #Number5 ... #5thandFinal ... #BlessingsOnBlessings ... @itscrystalsmith ... You ready baby? Let’s go! (sic)"

And Ne-Yo admitted his marriage has been saved by the coronavirus pandemic.

The 40-year-old singer announced in February 2020 he was planning to divorce wife Crystal but says lockdown measures has allowed them time.

He said: "The whole quarantine thing was kind of a blessing. It allowed me the time to lock back in with [my family]. 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 in their relationship where they 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."

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