Pharrell Williams has three extra reasons to be Happy after becoming a father to triplets.
The Hidden Figures producer's wife, Helen Lasichanh, secretly gave birth earlier in January but a rep for the married couple has now revealed the happy news.
Explaining the meaning behind Rocket's name, Williams told Oprah Winfrey in 2014: "In the same way the Indians named their children after a force or animal or element, we named him after a man-made machine that was meant to go up, meant to ascend." The Happy singer added: "Metaphorically, it was because of, you know, Stevie Wonder's Rocket Love, Elton John's Rocket Man and Herbie Hancock's Rocket. Every night is like a sleepover." While they have a strong marriage now, Williams admits his relationship with Lasichanh was rocky at the start due to his fears of settling down. producer has been a notable face on the awards circuit due to his involvement with the critically-acclaimed drama Hidden Figures.
The musician told Winfrey: "I hurt her a lot in the very beginning once she was free and was available, because I had given her all of this attention but I wasn't ready to like, let go [of his bachelor lifestyle]. Williams produced the Oscar-nominated film and also spearheaded the soundtrack, collaborating with composers Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch.
Pharrell and Helen also have an eight year old son named Rocket Ayer.
When I saw music producer turned Chanel model Pharrell Williams at the French fashion house’s ritzy fashion show in Paris in December (held at the Ritz, appropriately enough), I could have sworn there was something special about the look in his eye. After he walked Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel fashion show in December, it was announced that he would be the first-ever male to model in a Chanel handbag campaign.
Say, for instance, you post a picture of you on a yacht with Beyonce and you just so happen to be Jay-Z.
While fans were grateful for the rare acknowledgement about his triplets, they made it clear that they want to see pictures of the babies themselves on social media.'I need pics of Pharrell's triplets,' one fan wrote on Twitter.
Since Pharrell Williams and his model wife Helen Lasichanh confirmed that they had triplets sometime January, the super-producer has remained tight lipped about his new arrivals.
The children's names and genders have been kept under wraps and no photos of the babies have been shared.
Later this month the west coast star will kick off a world tour across North America, Europe and Asia, performing four dates in the UK in May.
The rapper is also set to appear at the Reading and Leeds Festivals in August as part of a heavyweight hip-hop line-up that includes Kendrick Lamar, Run The Jewels, A$AP Ferg and Flatbush Zombies.