Fantasia has certainly experienced highs and lows, both professionally and personally, since her "American Idol" win back in 2004. And over the weekend, the singer announced her latest personal high: She's pregnant.
The "Idol" winner made the announcement during a concert in Jacksonville, Florida. She told the crowd, "You are the first persons that I share this news with. And I share this with you because I can relate to you."
During her impromptu announcement at the show on Sunday, which took place at Riverview Apartments, she continued, "And 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 my life for folk. This child that I carry, God has given me this child. And I don't have to hide it from none of y'all."
Fantasia did not say who the father of her child is, but she has been linked to on-again, off-again boyfriend Antwaun Cook. She has a 9-year-old daughter, Zion Quari Barrino, from a previous relationship.
Last summer, [article id="1645490"]Barrino made headlines[/article] when she suffered an overdose after ingesting a combination of aspirin and a sleep aid. Rumors abounded that the singer's alleged [article id="1646015"]relationship with Cook[/article], who was married at the time of their relationship, was a factor in her apparent suicide attempt. She quickly recovered, however, to promote her album Bittersweet.
In her 2010 [article id="1646428"]"Behind the Music" special, Barrino[/article] addressed her ups and downs, concluding, "I know that I am beautiful and special. I am who I am — and that's what makes me Fantasia."