*Songstress Melanie Fiona has welcomed her first child, a baby boy, that she and boyfriend singer/songwriter/”American Idol” alum Jared Cotter named Cameron Lincoln.
The couple shared a post-labor photo with fans that shows mommy, daddy and baby in an adorable embrace. In an Instagram post, Fiona captioned the picture:
Forever in Love. Our Son, Cameron Lincoln was born on March 14th 2016. My life is greater with purpose… There is only Now. I am a Mother. What a great honour, What a miraculous gift. I am so thankful for this Love in my life… Surrounded by Kings…I will cherish you always. Thank YOU all so much for the love and support you have shown Jared and I throughout our journey to parenthood. We are ready… #Awake
The singer announced her pregnancy in a video posted to her IG, along with the caption: “The greatest power a person possesses is the power to choose. The only thing greater is being chosen. Thank you for choosing us. Jared and I are thrilled to become Parents. #IWantItAll #Motherhood #Love#ChooseHigher #Awake xo,” she captioned with the short clip.
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Cotter also expressed his excitement and a small message to his unborn babe (which they didn’t specify of it’s a boy or girl). “We are so excited for this next chapter of our lives! There is no greater blessing and I’m so happy to go on this journey with my best friend and love of my life. I’m gonna be a Dad!!! Thank you for choosing us. I promise we won’t let you down. I love you,” he wrote.
Along with enjoying the bliss of motherhood, Fiona is also currently prepping her next album Awake, which she has called a “rebirth.” It’s slated to drop this year. Melanie started her career in 2002 as part of a Canadian musical girl band trio X-Quisite. She went on to be part of The Renaissance (with rapper Drake), and under the name Syren Hall, recorded some reggae songs.