Ne-Yo Calls Being a Father 'the Best Thing You'll Ever Do in Real Life' (Exclusive)

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Ne-Yo is running on no sleep. 

The World of Dance star welcomed son Roman on Thursday, June 14, and couldn’t stop beaming about the new arrival on the BET Awards red carpet. 

“It’s poop to here, it’s no sleep, but it is the best thing you’ll ever do in real life,” he gushed to ET’s Nischelle Turner on Sunday. “Real talk, it really is.” 

Roman is Ne-Yo’s fourth child, joining daughter Madilyn, 7, and sons Mason, 6, and Shaffer, 2. 

Happy Father’s day to ME…. #AndThenThereWereFour #RomanAlexanderRajSmith ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ @itscrystalsmith You did so good baby.

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I had a ironclad birth plan and I was determined to do it my way. But God had other plans apparently 🤷🏽‍♀️ A routine doctors visit on Thursday and I was rushed straight to the hospital and into surgery less than a hour later! Roman wasn’t doing well in my womb and had to be taken immediately or the doctors feared the worst. Scariest moments ever!!! But he’s here and he’s healthy and we are so happy!!!!!! Thank you @neyo for giving me the one thing I’ve always longed for.. my very own family! I love you and these kids so much! #SmithGangGrows #KingRo🙌🏽🎉🎊 #BreastIsBest👏🏽 (can’t you tell I’m so happy rn😍) #TheQueenOfKings

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Ne-Yo also credited wife Crystal Smith, with whom he shares sons Shaffer and Roman, with turning his life around and pushing him “to do better.” 

“Once I realized who she was and what I had, I had to make some changes,” he admitted. “I had to self-reflect, I had to evolve. In order to keep a good woman, you have to be a good man.” 

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