Fantasia Barrino and husband Kendall Taylor welcomed baby girl, Keziah on Sunday. However, the American Idol alum reported that her daughter was born a “little too early,” but “she is a fighter”.

Barrino posted on Instagram, announcing to the world that her daughter had made an early appearance into the world.


“The Elephant is the animal I chose to surround @keziahlondontaylor with because it represents patience, strength, power and remembrance. Just a few of the qualities that her presence has brought into our lives and this world. We were patient waiting on you to enter this world and we will always remember the strength that it took for me and @salute1st to create something as powerful as your life itself. Happy Birthday to our little Angel 5-23-21 and may God keep and cover you for the rest of your days!”

This is the first child for Barrino and Taylor. Barrino is also mother to 19-year-old Zion Quari and nine-year-old Dallas Xavier.

Barrino announced that she was expecting in late November 2020. The announcement came about her struggles with fertility during an Instagram Live with her husband. In December, the singer was a guest on The Tamron Hall Show, talking about her pregnancy, revealing “This is a three-year journey we’ve been on.”

The proud father shared a maternity photo of Barrino on his Instagram, paying tribute to his queen and new princess.

“Today I experienced something that rewrote my personal definition of a Black Woman. To observe my Queen @tasiasword bring my little Angel @keziahlondontaylor into this world elevated my understanding and sense of pride, respect and admiration for black women. “Yahweh, please empower me to lead and protect my wife and children with the highest level of wisdom, power and discipline that I have to capacity to receive!” Happy Birthday to my little Kezzy Bear! #Salute1st.”

Congratulations to Fantasia and Kendall! Everyone’s thoughts are with your family and little Keziah as she continues to grow into the beautiful blessing that she is.

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Tiffany Silva

Tiffany Silva

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