Fantasia Barrino Gave Birth to a Son, Dallas Xavier Barrino

It's been a tumultuous year of ups and downs for Fantasia Barrino, but all's well that end's well, and the former American Idol champ will now be celebrating the holidays with a new baby boy.

Fantasia Barrino Smiling Photo

Dallas Xavier Barrino came into the world Tuesday afternoon and Fantasia was eager to share he news with her fans. "I feel so blessed that my son Dallas Xavier was born healthy, and is a wonderful new addition to our family," Fantasia told People.

No word yet as to the identity of the baby's father, but it's widely believed to be Barrino's on-again, off-again boyfriend, Antwaun Cook. Fantasia admitted that she got an abortion the first time she was impregnated by Cook.

In any event, here's hoping Antwaun and Fantasia have sorted out their issues in the way that best ensures a happy home (or homes) for young Dallas. Congrats to all involved.

(Photo: WENN)