Less than a year ago, former “American Idol” Fantasia Barrino was dealing with relationship woes and contemplating suicide. Now, the singer is expecting a baby.
The 27-year-old singer announced she’s pregnant with her second child on Sunday at a concert in Jacksonville, Fla.
“You are the first persons that I share this news with,” she told the crowd. “And I share this with you because I can relate to you. 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.”
Adding, “So 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, who already has a daughter Zion, 9, did not say who the father was.
In June, the singer was photographed with Antwaun Cook, who she first made headlines with last summer after the duo went public with their relationship following his divorce from then-wife Paula Cook. Paula claimed the singer was responsible for her divorce from Antwaun, something both Fantasia and Antwaun denied.