Fantasia Barrino gave birth to a boy, Dallas Xavier Barrino, Tuesday in North Carolina.
In a statement to People, the season-three "American Idol" winner said, "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."
In an interview with Wendy Williams back in October, the singer revealed that she was expecting a son by the end of December. Fantasia, 27, has remained quiet about who the father of Dallas is, but she has been linked to on-again, off-again boyfriend [article id="1646015"]Antwaun Cook[/article] since 2010. This is the second child for the singer, who has a 10-year-old daughter, Zion, from a previous relationship.
In August, [article id="1668200"]Fantasia announced she was pregnant[/article] during a show in Florida. "You are the first persons that I share this news with. And I share this with you because I can relate to you," she told the Jacksonville crowd. "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."
Life for Barrino has been on the mend since the summer of 2010, when she made headlines for suffering a [article id="1645490"]drug overdose[/article] after ingesting a combination of aspirin and a sleep aid. Rumors abounded that the singer's alleged relationship with Cook, who was married at the time, was a factor in her suicide attempt. She quickly recovered, however, to promote her album Bittersweet.
In her 2010 [article id="1646428"]"Behind the Music"[/article] special, Barrino 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."
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