Ne-Yo‘s smile couldn’t be any brighter as he poses for PEOPLE‘s Father’s Day Special with son Mason Evan (8 months) and daughter Madilyn Grace (18 months). In the feature, the singer/songwriter describes his children’s personalities that are already taking shape.
“Madi’s a little rough and tumble with me because she was my first kid, so all of the little boy things I wanted to do, I did with her,” he admits. “She and I wrestle, and she loves it.”
Ne-Yo adds that her keen fashion sense was inherited from him, rather than his longtime girlfriend and the kids’ mother Monyetta Shaw.
Mason, he notes, is “the most mellow baby on the planet.”
And while fatherhood looks great on the Grammy Award winner, Ne-Yo is back to business with his fifth studio album R.E.D. (Realizing Every Dream) expected to hit stores Sept. 18.