It's a double celebration for singer Ne-Yo and his girlfriend, Crystal Renay, as they just got engaged and are expecting their first baby together.

The 35-yr-old singer announced the good news via Twitter, while clearing the air about a rumoured secret marriage with his girlfriend.

“Clearing the air..@mscrystalrenay and I are ENGAGED to be married next year. And yes we are expecting. #FromTheHorsesMouth,”

Ne-Yo also posted a photo of Renay holding up a black-and-white photograph of him cradling her baby bump on his Instagram page with a caption which read, “Surprise!!!!!!!!!!!”

The award winning singer is already a father of two children, Madilyn Grace and son Mason Evan, from a previous relationship with his ex-fiancee, Moynetta Shaw.