Fantasia Barrino Delivers a Baby Boy & Other American Idol Alums with Newborns This Past Year

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Fantasia Barrino, the winner of American Idol season three, gave birth to a baby boy on Tuesday, December 13. The 27-year-old is now the proud mother of two, and little Dallas Xavier who weighed 7 lbs., 9 oz. and measured 21 inches long, will go home to big sister Zion, who is ten years old.

Although the singer has not revealed who the father is, she is said to have been dating Antwaun Cook for the past year and a half. Cook is in the process of divorcing his estranged wife, Paula.

Barrino became the first artist in history to debut at number one with her first single, "I Believe," and earlier this year she won her first Grammy Award with for Best Female R & B Vocal Performance for "Bittersweet." The artist refused to attend the ceremony because she was not asked to be a part of the tribute to her idol, Aretha Franklin.

With a newborn keeping her busy, she'll likely have little time and energy to attend many Hollywood events.

Another American Idol alum, Jason Castro, who finished season seven in fourth place, and his wife Mandy, became first-time parents to a beautiful baby girl, Madeleine Emilia Castro, on August 28. The proud new papa posted the news and a precious picture of his daughter on his web site with a caption that read, " "Daddy's girl."

The Texan born singer is known for his long dreadlocks and beautiful blue eyes, as well as his unique version of coffeehouse folk and reggae sounds.

Season four American Idol heartthrob, Constantine Maroulis, became a proud first time father on December 23, 2010. Daughter Malena James was his perfect Christmas gift, weighing 6 pounds 11 ounces, and measured 19 inches long.

The star of the Broadway musical, "Rock of Ages," commented, "Sometimes Christmas comes early and we're so lucky to get the greatest gift a few days early."

Congratulations to all of these American Idol Alums on their perfect little bundles of joy.

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