While singer Fantasia Barrino may seem like she has it all: a successful career, a loving husband in Kendall Taylor, two beautiful children, the American idol The winner has experienced a fair amount of confusion. She suffered financial difficulties, was dragged down by the tabloids for an alleged affair with a married man, and nearly died of an intentional overdose of sleep aids and aspirin. “Many artists you see seem to have it, and we smile and go out and put on a good show, but in real life some of them are fighting and we don’t have it,” Fantasia told radio host Tammi Mac.
When the “I Believe” singer was at one of her low points, Fantasia revealed that writer / director Tyler Perry (pictured right) helped her recover. “Tyler Perry is really a good friend of mine,” he said to Mac. “He called me and watched me. He was one of them, when I lost everything, he came and blessed me. And I thank him for that. She said Perry helped her better understand her financial challenges. «You look around and you could be working for 10 years, you have all these people in your team, you are paying this person, that person, and you look up, and you don’t have money in the bank because you gave it to them everyone else… You have a gift and you are allowing everyone else to benefit from the gift. «
Perhaps it was the positive relationship between Perry and Barrino that inspired their deepest act yet.
Fantasia Barrino ‘married’ herself as an act of self-love
Although the way back was rough, American idol Fantasia Barrino said he spent the years after his overdose “rebuilding me.” In fact, in a symbolic act of self-love, Fantasia “married” herself. As she told talk show host Harry Connick Jr., “I felt that before true love came, I needed to learn to love myself again … I was so busy trying to take care of everyone else, so busy looking for that love.” that I was ending in all the wrong situations… and then I said that he would marry me… I am going to focus on Fantasia «.
Barrino now wants to do for others what Tyler Perry did for her. She wants to pay for it by serving as inspiration for those who have faced seemingly insurmountable pain. “It has been a massive journey of so many good and bad things, but everything necessary,” he told the Chicago Tribune . “I have to go out to be present with people and show love and how you can fall but rise again.”