Fantasia Welcomes Baby Boy

Fantasia performs at the 2011 Essence Music Festival at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans on July 1, 2011 Fantasia performs at the 2011 Essence Music Festival at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans on July 1, 2011


Fantasia Barrino has a new bundle of joy!

The “American Idol” Season 3 winner gave birth to her second child on Tuesday in North Carolina, her rep told People. The singer welcomed baby boy Dallas, who weighed in at 7 lbs., 9 oz. and measured 21 inches long.

“I feel so blessed that my son Dallas Xavier was born healthy, and is a wonderful new addition to our family,” the 27-year-old told the mag.

Adding, “I thank all my fans for their well wishes and continued support.”

Baby Dallas joins big sister Zion, 10, who Fantasia has from a previous relationship.

In July, the singer announced she was expecting during a concert in in Jacksonville, Fla.

“You are the first persons that I share this news with,” she told the crowd at the time. “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… 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 has remained mum on who the father of Dallas is, but she has been romantically linked to Antwaun Cook since summer 2010. Antwaun is reportedly in the midst of a divorce from his estranged wife, Paula.

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