Who is Kendall Taylor? 'American Idol’ star Fantasia Barrino and husband are expecting their first child together

Fantasia Barrino is also mom to two children, Dallas Xavier, 8, and Zion Quari, 19, from a previous relationship

                            Who is Kendall Taylor? 'American Idol’ star Fantasia Barrino and husband are expecting their first child together
Fantasia Barrino and Kendall Taylor (Getty Images)

Fantasia Barrino revealed that she and her husband Kendall Taylor are expecting their first child together. The ‘American Idol’ alum broke the news to her followers via an Instagram Livestream on Tuesday, November 24.


The couple could hardly contain their excitement as Fantasia showed off her baby bump and danced with her husband. She also talked about fertility issues and how she struggled to conceive. "Keep trying and you will conceive," Barrino said in her Live. She also mentioned how she would pray to God that she would be able to have a baby. Taylor then gives his pregnant wife a kiss on her belly. This is Barrino's third child. She is also mom to two children — Dallas Xavier, 8, and Zion Quari, 19 — from a previous relationship. Taylor is also dad to a son named Treyshaun.

Barrino and her business tycoon husband, Kendall Taylor, have the most adorable love story. They are a celebrity couple who show that fairytale love doesn't only exist on screen. Kendall is a German-American who has enjoyed four years of marital bliss with his beau. After dating and getting to know each other for just three weeks, the lovers decided to exchange their vows and get married.

Barrino and her husband have been hosting their weekly live-streamed podcast, ‘Taylor Talks’, throughout quarantine but managed to keep their pregnancy a secret until now. Barrino, delighted to no longer have to hide her bump, told fans in Instagram Live session, “Now I can be free”.

Taylor is the founder and CEO of Salute1st, a Leadership & Training Academy that gears toward “challenging men of all ages to shift their mindsets and perspectives regarding obstacles associated with manhood." The initiative claims to free men from misguided definitions of masculinity that are often based on material success. Taylor describes himself as a “self-educated Black man.” He left school after the 10th grade and has overcome many obstacles to get to where he is today. Taylor claims to have learned most of his life lessons through experience and his relationship with God. Christian values are hugely important to Barrino and her husband and the couple frequently takes to social media to thank God for bringing them together. The couple waited until marriage to have sex with one another. However, considering they got married after 3 weeks of dating, it wasn’t all that long to wait!

Barrino previously faced backlash after she stated in a viral interview with ‘The Breakfast Club’, “Most women are trying to be a leader, that’s why you can’t find a man. You can’t be the king in the house. Fall back and be the queen and let your man lead the way”.

Taylor’s company, Salute1st, are supporters of prison reform and re-entry programs that help formerly incarcerated men assimilate back into society. Taylor previously collaborated with the South Carolina Department of Corrections on a project called “Books Behind Bars” that provides books and other reading materials to inmates so they can continue to pursue education behind bars.

The couple co-founded an entertainment label called Rock Soul, Inc. The two now act as presidents of the company which services the music, television, and publishing industries. 

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