He confirmed the happy news to the table of co-hosts Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley: “Princess and I—we’re expecting.”
The proud papa-to-be said, “I am nervous, excited. It finally happened.”
The 36-year-old admitted that the couple, who have been married since 2016, had struggled to get pregnant and took more time than he’d expected.
“We were trying for a while. It’s not as easy as people think,” said Ray J, who also said they didn’t know the gender of their child yet, but that he was hoping for a little girl.
“It was all a surprise — she had no idea,” Ray J told OK! magazine, which features photos of the proposal, in comments posted on Wednesday. “We were going to Arizona; I got the private jet and called her best friends and parents to come out the day after Christmas, and they hid on the plane…I pulled out the ring, and I started crying.”
Princess Love told the outlet she also “cried like a baby.”
And now the couple is having their own baby…