Back in August, mass media roamed with headlines and all sort of rumors regarding the father of Fantasia Barrino’s future child. Soon after that, gossipers shifted to other sensational stories, but now that Fantasia Barrino gave birth to a baby boy, ‘shocking’ headlines will soon follow.
According to People magazine, Fantasia Barrino gave birth to her first son, Dallas Xavier. He was born in North Carolina at 7 lbs., 9 oz. and 21 inches long.
Fantasia Barrino is the winner of the third season of “American Idol” and has kept the headlines for quite some time. In August 2010 she had attempted suicide after Paula Cook called her a “home wrecker”. The attempt was caught on camera as it happened during hers very own reality show “Fantasia for Real”.
The singer told People: “I feel so blessed that my son Dallas Xavier was born healthy, and is a wonderful new addition to our family. I thank all my fans for their well wishes and continued support”.
At the end of this summer, Fantasia made the headlines once again as she announced on stage during a charity concert in Florida that she was pregnant. Since she wouldn’t say who the father was, media kept saying it might be Antwaun Cook, her undecided boyfriend and Paula Cook’s husband. The media also had pictures of Fantasia and Cook vacationing together in Barbados, only two months before the announcement.
Fantasia said at that time: “For a while I walked around figuring out what will they say and what will they think about me. But now I tell you I don’t live for my folk”, preparing the ground for her big news. “This child that I am carrying – God has given me this child. And I don’t have to hide it from none of y’all”, she declared.
In October, Fantasia let everybody know she will have a boy and announced she had been placed on bed rest as she approached the due date.
Apart from her 2004 American Idol victory, Fantasia Barrino has released two quite successful albums: Free Yourself and Fantasia. For her talent she has been nominated to Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, Vibe Awards, BET Awards and so on.