The couple are due in May

By Karen Mizoguchi
November 27, 2017 07:55 PM

There’s a baby on the way for Ray J and wife Princess Love!

The singer, 36, revealed the happy news on Monday’s episode of The Real, telling co-hosts Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley: “Love is on my mind. Love is in my heart. Princess and I are expecting.”

Following the announcement, Princess shared the first photo of her baby bump on social media.

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“It’s such a blessing from God to be able to carry our child. We kept this to ourselves until after the first trimester because it’s bad luck to announce too early,” the mother-to-be captioned the profile shot. “But we’re so proud to share this journey with you guys. Thank you for all of the love and prayers.”

In August 2016, Ray J and Princess tied the knot at the Vibiana in Los Angeles.

“I just love him to the point where it doesn’t matter what he does,” Princess told PEOPLE exclusively following their wedding. “He’s the only person I’ve ever been with that I couldn’t see myself without.”

The couple documented their struggles to get pregnant during the most recent season of VH1’s Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood.

“We were trying for a while. It’s not as easy as people think,” Ray J said during his The Real appearance.

Ray J’s ex-girlfriend Kim Kardashian, whom he dated in 2006, is also expecting a child, her third with husband Kanye West via surrogate.