American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino married Kendall Taylor in 2015 after dating for three weeks, which they discussed at a 2019 Breakfast Club Radio show. She said they met at a “rooftop spot” and talked all night. She recalled, “Never did he ever try to come onto me,” and added, “It was a great conversation. I knew he was my friend. He became my boyfriend that night.”
She also described their engagement/marriage, saying, “He said, ‘What is good? Was it like what you want to do? He said, ‘Let’s do it.’ We went and got married in court. None of you knew that. The world did not know.” She went on to say, “After that, we had a wedding on our anniversary.” In July 2015 the Hollywood Reporter shared that Barrino and Taylor had a wedding ceremony on a yacht.
Although his courtship was brief, Barrino revealed: “He wanted the prenuptial agreement, and I think it was a dope movement.” She explained, “He wanted people to know ‘I don’t want you for [your money.]'” She also admitted that she would still have married even if he didn’t mention a prenuptial agreement.
Fantasia and Kendall Taylor believe submission is the key to marriage
During her 2019 Breakfast Club interview, Fantasia Barrino made some polarizing remarks about why she believes “submission” is the key to marriage. She said, “Most women are trying to be the leader, so you can’t find a man.” She went on to say that women “cannot be king in the house.”
Instead, she believes that women need to “step back and be the queen and let their man lead the way.” She stated, “You have to learn to send.” She continued to emphasize that “the king needs his queen.” As expected, these beliefs caused some controversy.
The winner of The American idol and her husband, Kendall Taylor, tried to clarify their beliefs in an Instagram video in September 2019. Taylor commented: “The performance is supposed to be a beautiful song and dance between two lovers. What happened is that men have abused that power. Forgive me, they have abused that gift”.
He denied the notion that submission means that men have a “dominant spirit” and “dictate everything.” For example, he said, “I’m not going around the house saying, ‘What are we going to spend? How will we do it?’ We talk and build. I consider all that is in his heart. ”
Taylor said, “I fall, she falls. If she falls, I fall. Submission is only about trust.” Barrino added: “I am a very strong woman, but when it comes to allowing him to cover and run this house, I sit down and let him do that. It makes me better.”
Fantasia Barrino says Kendall Taylor helped her discover who she is
In a November 2019 interview with Esencia, Fantasia Barrino spoke about the impact Kendall Taylor has had on her confidence. She commented: “I will have to congratulate him because when he entered my life, he brought out a Fantasy that I didn’t even know was there.” He also said, “I feel like you have to sit down and realize who you are first. How can you know what kind of man you need if you don’t know who you are?”
In that same interview, she commented: “I always tell people that I am a wife and a mother first. Marriage and motherhood give me what I really need. I don’t want my children to grow up and say, ‘My mom was never there for this or that.’ I make sure I’m there for the most important things I need to be for.”
In addition to loving life as a wife and mother, Barrino is also a grandmother now. Technically speaking, she is a granny since her husband’s son has her own children, which Madame Noire reported in January 2023.
While Barrino and Taylor live their lives to the beat of their own drum, it doesn’t seem like they can be happier with the way things turned out, even if they tried.