It's a Boy! Fantasia Barrino Gives Birth and Announces Baby's Name


The American Idol season 3 winner gave birth to a baby boy, Dallas Xavier Barrino, her rep tells PEOPLE. Baby Dallas made his debut on Tuesday in North Carolina at 7 lbs., 9 oz. and 21 inches long.

The singer gave birth to a son named Dallas Xavier Barrino. Dallas is Fantasia’s first boy but this isn’t her introduction to motherhood. She also has a 10-year old daughter from a previous relationship.

“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 tells People. “I thank all my fans for their well wishes and continued support.”

Like January Jones before her, Fantasia has not gone public with the identity of the new child’s father, but it’s been strongly reported that he’s Barrino’s long-time boyfriend, Antwaun Cook. Let’s hope so. For Antwuan’s sake anyway.

It wasn’t the easiest pregnancy. In October, Fantasia announced she was having a boy, and shared that she’d been placed on bed rest as she came into the home stretch of the pregnancy but everyone is happy and healthy today.