Singer Brian McKnight and his wife Leilani Mendoza celebrate the arrival of their ‘rainbow baby’ Brian Makoa McKnight.
The “Back At One” crooner took to Instagram on Monday to announce the arrival of his baby boy.
“For this child we have prayed and the Lord has granted us the desires of our hearts 1 Samuel 1:27 God’s greatest gift our Son is here!!!” He captioned the post.
“🤍 Brian Kainoa Makoa McKnight 🤍 We are so in love!!!! ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️”
The baby’s arrival comes three months after the couple announced their pregnancy and included “rainbow baby” as one of the hashtags on their Instagram post.
“We are thrilled to finally announce BABY MCKNIGHT is Coming Soon!!!!!!” McKnight captioned the post.
“To my beautiful wife you are my everything my hero my reason for living im so in love with you baby ♥️♥️♥️”
Earlier last year, McKnight shared the sad news that her son, Kekoa, passed away. The couple share three children.
They tied the knot in 2018 in a lavish ceremony that McKnight enthusiastically shared on social media.
“Mr. And Mrs. McKnight,” McKnight shared in his caption.
“Happiest day of our lives,” he captioned a second video post.
In December 2016, McKnight and Mendoza had only been dating for three years when the “Anytime” singer told the Montgomery Advertiser they were “more married than any married couple I know.” Five months later, the two announced their engagement after a trip to Hawaii.
McKnight was previously married to Julie McKnight for 13 years before divorcing in 2013. The couple have two sons together: Brian Jr. and Niko.
In 2016, McKnight opened up about the lessons he learned from his first marriage.
“When you decide to commit to someone,” he said, “make sure that person has everything you want. Don’t compromise on one thing because it’s those things that will get you through the tough times.”