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Fantasia Barrino announces she's pregnant with baby boy, addresses Mahalia Jackson biopic rumors

American Idol season 3 winner Fantasia Barrino, who announced she was pregnant in August, told The Wendy Williams Show that she was expecting a son to join her 9-year-old daughter, Zion, this December. (Barrino has not released the identity of her unborn baby’s father, but has been previously linked to Antwaun Cook.)

Barrino also addressed reports that family members involved in a Mahalia Jackson biopic – which Barrino was set to star in – were angry that she was allegedly pregnant with a married man’s child. “I almost went into labor, because it was the first time that I’ve heard anything about that,” she told Williams. “Haven’t spoken to the family yet, haven’t heard anything from the family, so that was my first time hearing anything about it.” Rather, there were problems on set only because she held back her pregnancy from the filmmakers.

Earlier this week, Jackson’s estate responded to EW’s requests for comment surrounding their alleged anger: “

The family had no say so in approval, disapproval, or the hiring and firing of Fantasia playing the role of Mahalia Jackson. We are uninformed and absolutely clueless as to what is going on with this movie.”

Originally posted October 12 2011 — 3:45 PM EDT

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