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Chris Brown to welcome baby boy with ex

Published:Monday | August 26, 2019 | 12:18 AM
Chris Brown and Ammika Harris.
Chris Brown and Ammika Harris.

Chris Brown and his ex are set to welcome a baby boy.

The 30-year-old singer – who already has daughter Royalty, five, with former girlfriend Nia Guzman – is allegedly getting ready to welcome a son with Ammika Harris, who he split from earlier this year.

TMZ reports that Harris and Brown “are getting along well” and that Brown is looking after her “financially, medically and emotionally”.

The baby is believed to be due in the autumn.

In June, Brown hinted at his baby news on social media, referring to Harris as his “baby mama”.

Meanwhile, last year, Brown agreed to “significantly” increase his child, support payments to Guzman.

The Loyal hitmaker had been paying his former partner US$2,500 a month to support their daughter, Royalty, and he agreed to increase the sum considerably following months of discussions in mediation.

The musician reportedly also agreed to buy a house for Guzman and to pay over US$100,000 of her legal fees.

In September 2018, the Run It singer argued that Royalty would be “spoilt” if he increased his payments in line with Guzman’s request or gave her the US$250,000 in retroactive child support she had also asked for.

He argued in court documents: “Providing a four-year-old with everything she demands could be harmful and is not in her best interest.”

He outlined that he pays US$6,000 a month for a private school, covers her medical expenses, and pays for a nanny – even though Nia’s mother takes care of Royalty – as well as coughing up US$1,770.98 a month in vacations and travel, US$1,516.59 for gifts and entertainment, and another $419 for activities.

Brown accused Guzman of using their little girl as pawn and made it clear in his documents that he was not willing to pay the US$21,000 per month she had reportedly requested but was happy to increase payments to US$9,813 a month.

He also claimed that the pair only slept together once and that she didn’t tell him that she was pregnant until Royalty was born but, even then, allegedly withheld custody from him when he refused to cough up more money in support.