Usher and Tameka welcomed their first son, Usher Raymond V, on Nov. 26, 2007, in Atlanta. "We are so happy and proud of our beautiful son," the singer said in a statement. "What a blessing!" Usher relished being a father and took the responsibility seriously. "Now I represent what he is to become," Usher told Essence magazine. "He's gonna admire me, he's gonna look up to me. He's gonna say, 'I wanna be' -- or he should say -- 'I wanna be like my father. I wanna be a man of valor. I wanna possess what my father has as a man.'"