Usher, Wife Welcome First Child, A Son Named Usher Raymond V

Published: Nov. 28, 2007 at 4:46 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 28, 2007 at 4:56 PM EST
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ATLANTA (AP) - Usher is the father of a baby boy.

His wife, Tameka Foster, gave birth to their son, Usher Raymond V, in Atlanta on Monday night, a publicist for the 29-year-old singer said in an e-mail to The Associated Press.

The baby weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces. He is the couple's first child. Foster, 37, has three children from a previous marriage.

"We are so happy and proud of our beautiful son. What a blessing!" Usher said in a statement provided Tuesday night by publicist Patti Webster.

The couple wed in a large, glitzy ceremony in early September after exchanging vows a few weeks earlier in a civil ceremony. They had called off their July 28 wedding amid reports that Foster had checked into a hospital because of problems with her pregnancy.

A private ceremony was held Aug. 3 in the office of Usher's lawyer.