Congratulations are in order for Fantasia Barrino and husband Kendall Taylor as they’ve welcomed their first child together, daughter Keziah London Taylor!
The 36-year-old singer made the announcement on Instagram captioning the maternity photo, “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,” she continued. “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!”
The NAACP Image Award-winner has been transparent about her pregnancy journey and compilations since she and her husband first made the announcement in November. The couple revealed that the doctors were pushing for artificial insemination but she pushed back because she knew “what God showed” her.
The month prior, Barrino was rushed to the hospital after she experienced contractions six months into her pregnancy. She reassured fans of her and her baby’s health and said in a series of Instagram stories that “My baby girl thinks she’s missing something out here, but she’s got to stay in here a little longer.”
Taylor celebrated his wife and wished his “little Kezzy Bear” a happy birthday in his Instagram post.
“Today I experienced something that rewrote my personal definition of a Black Woman,” he wrote. “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!”