August 1, 2011 / 8:24 PM / 7 years ago

Fantasia reveals she is pregnant

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop star and past “American Idol” winner Fantasia Barrino told fans at a charity concert in Jacksonville, Florida that she is pregnant again.

“You are the first that I share this news with,” Barrino told the crowd on Sunday. “And I share this with you because I can relate to you. And for a while, I walked around figuring out what they will say and what will they think about me. But now I tell you, I don’t live my life for folk.”

Barrino, 27, did not say who the father is. She has one daughter, Zion, age 9.

After winning the No. 1-rated TV singing contest “American Idol” in 2004, Barrino became an instant star, but with celebrity came increased media attention.

Last year, Barrino attempted to take her own life by overdosing on sleeping pills and aspirin. Leading up to the suicide attempt, Barrino was named in divorce papers filed by the wife of her long-time boyfriend, Antwaun Cook.

Along with her appearances on “Idol” and other TV shows, the Grammy Award-winning Barrino has released three albums including “Back to Me” in 2010.

Reporting by R.T. Watson; Editing by Bob Tourtellotte

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