“American Idol” Fantasia is Pregnant!

Great news for “American Idol” season three winner, Fantasia Barrino: She’s going to have a baby!

was, tragically, thinking about ending her life. Now, she’s starting a new one.

E!Online is reporting that the 27-year-old singer, who already has a 9-year-old daughter, Zion, announced her pregnancy at a concert for the opening of the Riverview Apartments in Jacksonville, Fl over the weekend, saying:

“You are the first persons that I share this news with…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 had her share of personal and professional ups and downs since winning “American Idol” in 2004, including a suicide attempt.

Watch the video of the announcement below, and be happy about better times.


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