The pandemic baby boom continues!
Usher and his girlfriend, Jenn Goicoechea, welcomed their first child together — a baby girl! — on Thursday, September 24, in Los Angeles.
“We are feeling blessed and full of love with the arrival of our beautiful baby girl, Sovereign Bo Raymond,” the 41-year-old announced on Instagram, sharing a photo of his’s daughter’s tiny hand. “‘Isn’t She Lovely’ by Stevie Wonder on repeat ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ .”
The baby girl joins big brothers Naviyd Ely, 11, and Usher V (a.k.a. Cinco), 12, Usher’s sons with ex-wife Tameka Foster. During the two-year marriage, the ‘Yeah’ singer was also a stepfather to Foster’s three sons from previous relationships. Tragically, three years after the couple separated, Foster’s 11-year-old son, Kile Glover, died in July 2012 after being struck by a personal water craft on Lake Lanier.
Usher and Goicoechea, a music executive, have been romantically linked since October 2019. The Voice coach previously dated TLC member Chilli Thomas for two years and British supermodel Naomi Campbell for a few months in 2004. He was also married to his manger Grace Miguel from September 2015 to December 2018.
The Grammy winner confirmed he was becoming a dad for the third time on September 4 on Good Morning America, saying his older sons are “elated” about the new addition to their brood.
“Babies always bring such joy to a family and [I’m] really excited for my young one — well, my bean’s arrival,” he added.
Before the birth of baby Sovereign, Usher appeared on The Late Late Show and teased potential baby names, saying that he would not use his own moniker again.
“If it’s a girl, I don’t think that Usher would flow well,” he admitted to host James Corden. “To be perfectly honest, I’m trying to figure out which way to go. I got a few names in line, but maybe you can help me — give me some suggestions.”
“I’ve had a few [ideas],” the singer added. “Just been trying to get down to maybe a middle name. My second son has a middle name; Usher does not have a middle name. … I’ve been motivated by where we are in life. Something maybe relevant to this time?”
In addition to his new bundle of joy, the ‘Confessions’ singer is looking forward to headlining a new Las Vegas residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, which opens in summer 2021.
For access to all our exclusive celebrity videos and interviews – Subscribe on YouTube!