Happy 33rd Birthday Fantasia.

The singer turns 33 years old today (June 30).

Part of what made Barrino a memorable figure was the story of her tragic teenage years. The North Carolina native unfortunately dropped out of high school after she was harassed by a classmate who raped her. She later got pregnant with her first child, Zion Quari Barrino, when she was 16.

Music was her saving grace during the rough times. Since she came from a musical family, her lineage and natural talent led her to American Idol when the show was at its peak. 

She wowed the judges and eventually won the third season of Idol in 2004. The show was hit with controversy after Elton John accused America of racism after Jennifer Hudson was voted off despite her excellent performances. 

If John was right, Barrino proved she was talented enough to overcome it.
She also became one of the few Idol contestants to achieve mainstream success outside of the reality competition. Her single, “I Believe,” debuted at No. 1 partially because of her emotional performance of the song during the finale. Her debut album, Free Yourself, went platinum and her self-titled follow-up went gold.

The American Idol winner, who married hubby Kendall Taylor in 2015.

"Those who really know me know that I LOVE Water.. Can you see it?" Barrino wrote with the snapshot, which shows them posing in front of a lake or ocean. "How Happy I am.. This Man.. God made him just for Me and me Just For Him.. 

This Man.. Covers and prays for me and my children EVERY morning.. This Man.. Loves My Father in Heaven and his name is God.. This Man allows me to just be a woman.. No more Hurt because King Kendall will never let that happen.. I'm off to just kiss, Hug and play in some water with This Man.. 

Look at Him in the pic YEP!! HE COVERS ME.. Be Happy with me you guys cause I've been thru SOOOOO much. Some stuff was my wrong decisions but all I ever really wanted was this.. Real Love. This Man and this smile is real."