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Fantasia Barrino has been crooning us through her pain, ups and downs and continues to win despite it all. This young mother has come a long way and continues to shine on and off the stage. As we wish her good luck with a chance of being an Atlanta Housewife and congratulate her on her recent nuptials, we’re taking a stroll down memory lane to check out some of her most fab moments on the Red Carpet.
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Yesterday, we reported that it seemed Fantasia and her husband Kendall Taylor had reconciled. She posted a picture of the two together and called him her best friend. And even though we root for Fantasia, most of us around here think that it’s time she take her relationship off the gram.
But today, she’s back again with a message for those who tried to come in between her marriage.
Read her message below.
"Life is So Funny… Do they even know why we are still laughing? Does it even matter? Yet we are Called to continue loving those that hate us. Pushing us Spiritually beyond our own limitations. This song in our hearts remains high above gossip of those who couldn't walk a mile in our shoes. No one lied. No one cheated. No one broke a single vow. What we learned was to keep those who aren't for us out of our marriage. As our love grows stronger, our circle grows smaller. So we continue to sing and laugh at those who tried to come between what God alone brought together. Yes we Sing! Even though my Husband is a little out of tune! Lol" #TaylorMade
I’m sure there are some people out there who are rooting for she and her relationship to fail. Just because there are great number of people who want everyone to be miserable like they are. But I’d argue that there are even more people who, after witnessing all that Fantasia has endured and overcome, want her to win in life and love.
Unfortunately, Fantasia is the one getting in the way of all this.
For those who don’t remember, Fantasia was the one who let us into her relationship drama when she took her rings off and said it was done.
And this was just in April.
Fantasia said that no vows were broken but she was the one wrote: “…He done me wrong! She put me out! He cheated! She lied! I can’t eat! I can’t sleep! … We develop an idea of what a relationship should be. If things do not go the way we planned, our hearts are broken.”
She could have very well been speaking about the general human condition but after that ring pictture, it left a lot of room for speculation and theorization.
Essentially, if Fantasia doesn’t want people in her relationship, she could eliminate millions of opinions by keeping updates on her relationship, good and bad, off of social media.
I know I’m not the only one whose noticed that people, celebrity and otherwise, who go out of their way to brag, boast and broadcast their unions are usually the ones who are their least secure in their partnerships.
All of us could take this as a lesson to protect that which and those who we consider sacred in our lives.
Fantasia is an open book. When she’s hurting, we know and when she happy she’ll tell us about that too. Months ago, the singer was going through a lot with the death of her grandmother and what looked like the dissolution of her marriage to Kendall Taylor.
You may remember back in April, she wrote:
“It is Done…The Kids and I Will Always Love You <3 I got to stay strong for Granny…He was the best man I knew Kendall you are loved.”
In addition to those very telling words, she included a picture of her wedding ring set, off her finger.
But Kendall wasn’t just some longtime boyfriend. He was, and still is, Fantasia’s husband. And in these instances it’s usually nice to work it out, if at all possible.
And thankfully, it looks like Fantasia and Kendall have done just that.
She recently posted this picture with another telling caption. And the rings were in full view.
After all she’s been through in her life and most recently, we’re happy to see Fantasia with a smile on her face.
Lord knows we want Fantasia to win. So we were really saddened to see the latest string of posts she’s uploaded and captioned for Instagram. We can’t be exactly sure but the captions seem to suggest that Fantasia and her partner Kendall Taylor have parted ways. Fantasia recently took a picture of her wedding rings…on the bed, and wrote this caption.
“It is Done…The Kids and I Will Always Love You <3 I got to stay strong for Granny…He was the best man I knew Kendall you are loved.”
Here is the the post she uploaded and then promptly deleted. B. Scott captured it before she was able to get rid of it.
What makes this already sad story even more tragic is that she is also dealing with the very recent loss of her grandmother.
She seemed to offer a bit of an explanation in a later post.
It doesnt matter what road you take, hill you climb, or path you're on, you will always end up in the same place, LEARNING… There is nothing more devastating to the human psyche that what we call a broken heart. He done me wrong! She put me out! He cheated! She lied! I cant eat! I cant sleep! I see her face! I hear his voice! Ive got to see her ! Wait! Hold it! Hearts don't break! We love with our heads, not with out heart. We develop an idea of what a relationship should be. If things do not go the way we planned, our hearts are broken. .. Grandama im Broken no sleep yet
Here, in the office we’re debating whether or not the “She put me out! He cheated! She lied!” is to be taken literally or if she’s monologuing a bit. Either way, this seems to be the closest thing she’s posted as far as explanations go.
But it didn’t stop there. Fantasia shared this picture during her grandmother’s service.
We’re not sure quite what to make of all of this. But either way, with the loss of a loved one to death and the loss of another through departure, whether temporary or permanent, it’s a lot to handle. We’re hoping and praying for the best for Fantasia and hope that her friends and family rally around her during this time.
When we first met these stars, they were living and looking a whole different way. All these years later, they’re killing the game with their style, and impressing us with the changes they’ve made to their lifestyle. Whether it was because of love, family, sobriety or whatever, these stars have a new look and a new glow. Winning!
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi
When we were first introduced to Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, she was the consistently drunk, tan-obsessed, hair-hump wearing resident of “The Jersey Shore.” All these years later, she has eased up big time on the spray tans, stopped her partying ways, fell in love, had two kids and walked down the aisle. Snooki grew up big time, and her style did as well!
For nearly a month, we’ve been wondering whether or not Fantasia secretly married her new beau, Kendall Taylor. Cryptic Instagram messages and a huge “Fantasia” tattoo inked across Kendall’s chest really seemed to confirm our suspicions. Yet still, Tasia has declined to formally confirm their union. But perhaps, that is all about to change.
A few minutes ago, the “End of Me” singer shared a photo of what appears to be her beautiful bridal set on Instagram with a caption about how much it means to her because it came from her “king,” Kendall.
“So He said: I want to get you the Ring of Your Dreams.. I want you to Look down and smile knowing your [sic] mine and you deserve this..I’m NOT A material girl and it could have been a ring out the Bubble Gum Machine but Just Continue to give me the Love you give to me Big Daddy… He said: I know but as your King THIS is what I want for my Queen.”
Last night, Tasia also shared a photo of herself with Kendall. In the caption, she thanked God for blessing her with everything that she prayed for in a man.
“God….. I Thank You!!! He’s Everything I Prayed For… To Feel Protected and To Have Someone To Cover Me In Prayer.. To Believe when I don’t Believe.. Man!!! This Weekend has me So Ready To Bring An Album They’ve Never Heard From Me.. I Love You Kendall Taylor…”
Considering all that she has been through, it’s nice to see Tasia happy, in love and drama free for a change. And of course, we’re looking forward to that new music he has inspired her to put out.
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For a few days now, we’ve been wondering whether or not Fantasia secretly married her new love, Kendall Taylor. Several photos have been showing up on Instagram of both Tasia and Kendall wearing what appears to be weddings bands. If we weren’t convinced before, we’re certainly convinced now.
Last night, the “Lose to Win” singer shared a photo of Kendall’s new chest tattoo, which includes her name. She later erased the photo, then decided to repost it about an hour ago.
“Loyalty does not come Cheap!!!” she originally captioned the photo.
“@kingcole_10 Thanks so much Man… Your Bringing out his story thru Art.. Thank You can’t wait to see it all finished @4everinktattoos,” she captioned the repost.
It also seemed that Tasia may have also gotten a tattoo to solidify their union after she posted this image:
“This Thing Can Eat… I say- Say Cheese He Say- double Cheeseburger. Over Here with the Fam @4everinktattoos,” she wrote in the caption.
And of course, this wouldn’t been the first time that Tasia got a lover’s named inked on her body. As you may recall, she also got ex-boyfriend Antwaun Cook’s last name tattooed on her shoulder back when they were together. She later had it covered.
So far, the couple has not formally confirmed their marriage; however, Kendall’s tattoo seems to be telling at least some of the story.
Earlier this week, Fantasia Barrino was inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame and by her side was her boyfriend, Kendall Taylor. But is he really her boyfriend, or is he her husband? That’s what folks are trying to figure out right now after pictures from that night show the couple wearing rings. And oh yeah, she was calling herself his “Mrs.”
Fanny dressed up in all white for her induction into the Hall of Fame and she looked quite happy…
Tonight Is My Night Fantasia is Being Inducted into the Hall of Fame.. Thanking My Lord Jesus Christ, All my Rock Soul Supporters and those who have been thru the ups and downs the Good and the Bad the Happy and Lord Have Mercy the Sad… Thank God for it All Cause I’m Wiser, Stronger and Better then I’ve Ever Been Before.. Guess what Tho We Just Getting Started… Rock Soul
But she looked even happier in this picture below, where the singer and her beau were hugged up extra close and flashing what looked like wedding rings. As her caption said:
“This Man…. Lord!!!! My Mr and I’m Mrs. . Daddy He Is… What A Night is all I can say.. Ending it with you Baby Makes it All Better”
If they were married, that would explain a lot, including one of the first pictures of him that she put up that had people talking. When she introduced Taylor to the world, he had what looked like a wedding band on, and many people were questioning whether or not she got involved with another married man.
I wrote this song years ago titled Daydreaming.. It’s On YouTube now ( the First song I had ever wrote) In the song I was singing about A very special presence that would come to me in my dreams every since I was 12 years old. He would tell me how beautiful I was and would always talk about my eyes and my smile. When it was time to wake from the dream he would asked me over and over please don’t go. The funny part is it was never a sexual thing it was just his presence and the love that I felt in the Dreams (I felt Protected and so very safe). I would hear him call my name *Fantasia* and I would go, I would just follow him wherever.. It would be long walks in Beautiful places and EVERYTIME It was so peaceful, it felt like a best friend somebody I had known all my life. The Only people I would talk about the Dreams to was My Mommy and @neek1064 I began to think that I would only feel that kind of love in my Dreams.. Well I Don’t Have That Dream Anymore because he CAME
And we actually saw Fantasia and Taylor close up while attending the Circle of Sisters event earlier this month (he’s even better looking in person). While they were in the press room preparing to go to her soundcheck, he was wearing a band on his left ring finger. Plus, Fantasia has been wearing what looks like a wedding band consistently on her left hand for about the last two months (check her IG page).
Only Fantasia can say for sure whether she’s officially off the market or not, but one thing is for sure: They’re one good looking pair!
“It’s Like You Have A Disease”: Stars Who Say They Were Ostracized In The Industry For Getting Pregnant
During a recent episode of “Where Are They Now?” with Oprah, Vivica A. Fox said that one of her biggest regrets was that she didn’t have a child. This is something she spoke about in the past, saying that her concern with her career made her put motherhood on the back burner for quite some time.
“I just had been for the last 20 years so focused on Vivica and my career and what was the next job and what was the next thing I could do to…[breaks down].
You get to that point too where you’re like, you can’t [have a child] and then you get a lot of people who are like, ‘Oh well, you can adopt’ and maybe I can. But I did want to try to have my own child.”
She might have halted on having a child to keep her career hot, but it definitely seems that she might have been met with a lot of resistance and disappointment by people in the industry if she did get pregnant. The following famous women have said on more than one occasion that when they revealed that they were with child, those around them were NOT happy. In Hollywood, white hot careers come first…
Just when we thought Fantasia was starting to have some luck in the love department, her ex-boyfriend decides to shake things up again.
Her daughter’s father, Brandel Shouse has filed a lawsuit against Fantasia asking for full custody of their 13-year-old daughter! The couple began dating in 1998 and ended things in 2003. Fantasia has made it very clear that the relationship was extremely toxic. Shouse pleaded guilty to beating and choking her.
A rep for Fantasia stated,
Fantasia Barrino is currently involved in a Child Custody, Visitation, and Child Support legal proceeding filed in Mecklenburg, North Carolina. The lawsuit was filed by Mr. Brandel J. Shouse, the father of Fantasia’s 13-year-old daughter Zion. Despite living in North Carolina, Mr. Shouse had very little personal contact with Zion and has provided no financial support for her. The case will not be heard until 2015. Fantasia is confident that legal process will move forward smoothly and that the Court will make a decision that is in the best interest of Zion.”
Fantasia hopes that her fans understand the sensitive nature of these matters and that she cannot share with them all of the details at this time. Fantasia also knows that all of her ‘Baby Mama’ fans know exactly what she is going though and will support her as she continues to take wonderful and complete care of her daughter.
Brandel has not been present in their daughter’s life for the past 13 years. Why in the world is this man stirring up trouble for Fantasia?