What can't Black women do? American Idol alum Fantasia Barrino recently gave birth to a beautiful baby girl named Keziah. But before labor and delivery, the wife and mother of three posed for a maternity shoot—while in labor. The singer shared a behind-the-scenes video of the shoot on Instagram with a caption about the determination she shares with her children.
"The Determination in me is the same thing I see in My Children," she writes in the caption. "While I was doing this photo shoot, I was having contractions the entire time." Barrino recalls the team helping with the photoshoot "all asking if I wanted to stop or sit, but I kept going because I wanted my pics 😂 #determined."
Fantasia and her husband, Kendall Taylor, welcomed their new bundle of joy on May 23rd. Though their daughter was born early and mom, dad, and baby are all doing well as they wait for Keziah to be released from the NICU. Fantasia, who is also mother to 19-year-old Zion Quari and 9-year-old Dallas Xavier, was ever the doting parent sharing the details of her newest arrival.
"Keziah was born a little too early, but she is a fighter just like her Mother," Barrino wrote on Instagram on May 26, days after announcing Keziah's arrival. "When you see the words Strength, Determined, Perseverance, and Unbreakable, think of Fantasia Monique Taylor."
When she announced that she gave birth, Barrino shared the final maternity photos, which featured an elephant in the background. She explained, "The Elephant is the animal I chose to surround @keziahlondontaylor with because it represents patience, strength, power, and remembrance.”
We are sending love to the entire Taylor family on their newest arrival!