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Fantasia Barrino has a new album coming July 29, and in preparation for it she’s doing interviews and showing off her svelte figure. The 31-year-old shares looks —created by stylist Daniel Hawkins— on a regular basis. But this look in particular, slays for the gawds.

Last July, Fantasia married COO of a North Carolina-based courier company, Kendall Taylor on a boat with close family and friends as reported by Us Weekly. She has two children from previous relationships, the youngest being from a tumultuous union with a married man.

The highly publicized relationship lead to her suicide attempt in 2010. As reported by PEOPLE, fallen romance and depression from public scrutiny were the cause. As she recalled, her stint on American Idol, followed by a home foreclosure, a throat tumor she developed in 2008 while on Broadway in The Color Purple, and business troubles —including mismanaged money—deepened her depression.

But she made it through.

The singer recently opened up about her obstacles with V-103 radio in Atlanta.

“Patti LaBelle, Aretha Franklin… like these women… Oprah called me one time and they all got at me in a good way,” she said about the guidance she was given during her rough times.

“They would say, they saw something in me, but there was some things you can’t do. There’s a way you have to carry yourself.. Tough love, but I needed it. And I’ve always been the type of girl to humble myself and I don’t get upset [at advice]. My birthday is on June 30th, I’ll be 32. And to this day, I’m open to learn because I don’t know it all.”

Once again, a living success story we love. Go ‘head Tasia!


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