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Fantasia on Embracing Her 'Real Black Woman' Features: 'I Accept My Big Lips – Some People Are Paying for 'Em!'

Fantasia on Black Body Positivity and Her Journey from Teen Mom to Happily Married Music Star: 'I Wouldn't Change a Thing'

Originally posted 08/04/2016 06:40PM

While Fantasia loves the skin she's in today, she had to go through her own journey to reach the body-positive mindset she has now.

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Fantasia Barrino Shares Photos of Her Honeymoon

Fantasia Barrino Shares Photos of Her Honeymoon

Originally posted 07/27/2015 04:00PM

Fantasia Barrino is keeping the newlywed celebration going.

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American Idol's Fantasia Barrino Is Married: 'All I Ever Really Wanted Is This ... Real Love'

American Idol's Fantasia Barrino Is Married: 'All I Ever Really Wanted Is This ... Real Love'

Originally posted 07/20/2015 09:30AM

Fantasia Barrino married the man of her dreams this weekend.

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Melissa McCarthy, Jenny McCarthy and Other Celeb Cousins You Never Knew Were Related

Originally posted 07/24/2014 03:15PM

The worst part of being a celebrity, undoubtedly, must be family reunions. All those cousins coming out of the woodwork, asking you to pass along their script or snag an autograph or even help Aunt Agatha buy that new hot tub that she desperately needs.

Then there are those happy few stars who don't have to face this problem. Because their cousins are famous, too.

In honor of Cousins Day – July 24, to be exact – here are several celebrity cousins who don't have to worry about being the only famous person at their family reunion.

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Fantasia: I've Found 'Happiness and Peace'

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Fantasia Barrino Finds New Happiness by Staying True to Herself

Originally posted 04/22/2013 03:45PM

Looking healthy and strong, Fantasia Barrino was welcomed back to American Idol last week, singing her new song "Lose to Win," and earning approval from the show's stars and fans for taking charge of her personal life and career.

"Everyone was saying how happy they were to see me at this place," she told PEOPLE. "I think my happiness and peace is now finally showing and so they were all like 'just stay right here.' "

Since she shot to fame to win season 3 of the show in 2004, the dynamic vocalist has chased ups and downs as she paired fame with motherhood and struggled to handle her new world in the spotlight.

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Did Idol's Judges Use Their Only Save of the Season?

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American Idol's All-Female Top 5 Face Elimination

Originally posted 04/18/2013 09:30PM

Now it gets interesting.

Week after week, we've watched American Idol's male finalists leave the competition. It hardly mattered in which order the guys went home – an all-female final five was basically preordained from the beginning. But after Lazaro Arbos left last week, all bets were off for Thursday's elimination night.

It says something about the quality of this season's finalists that any of them could win the competition – and they will all probably find some niche in the music industry after the show.

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Chaka Kahn, Neil Diamond, Fantasia Among Idol Finale's Top 11 Moments | Jessica Sanchez

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Best 11 Moments From American Idol's Season 11 Finale

Originally posted 05/24/2012 10:30AM

Wednesday's two-hour American Idol finale culminated in an big win for Phillip Phillips, but that emotional moment was just one of the best of the night. Former contestants Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young got engaged on live TV – which scored high on the emotional richter scale. Besides those two, here are the top 11 moments from Idol's season 11 finale:

Phillip Phillips sings with John Fogerty: The still-unofficial winner and Creedence Clearwater Revival's front man started the show with a pitch-perfect performance of classics "Have You Ever Seen the Rain" and "Bad Moon Rising."

Joshua Sings with Fantasia Barrino: A favorite of the judges, the third-place finisher performed a growling rendition of Elton John's "Take Me to the Pilot" with "the biggest inspiration in my life," season 2 winner Fantasia Barrino.

Top 12 women perform with Chaka Khan: They may have gone home early but Hollie Cavanagh, Skylar Laine, Erika Van Pelt, Elise Testone and Shannon Magrane got to sing "I'm Every Woman" with the legend. Not too shabby!

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Fantasia Barrino Welcomes a Baby Boy | Fantasia Barrino

UpdatePosted 12/14/2011 08:00AM

Fantasia Barrino Welcomes a Baby Boy

Originally posted 12/13/2011 07:15PM

Fantasia Barrino has a new little backup singer.

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. He joins big sister Zion, 10.

"I feel so blessed that my son Dallas Xavier was born healthy, and is a wonderful new addition to our family," Barrino, 27, tells PEOPLE. "I thank all my fans for their well wishes and continued support."

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Fantasia Barrino Reveals Baby's Sex and Due Date | Fantasia Barrino

Fantasia Barrino Is Expecting a Boy by New Year

Originally posted 10/12/2011 02:20PM

Fantasia Barrino has revealed the sex of her baby – and that she's due Dec. 29.

"I'm having a boy. I'm at home, I'm on bed rest right now," she said Tuesday in a phone interview on The Wendy Williams Show.

Barrino – already mother to a daughter Zion, 9 – still has not spoken about the baby's father, but the singer has most recently been romantically linked to Antwaun Cook. Their relationship made headlines last summer after his divorce from Paula Cook was linked to his affair with Barrino, 27.

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