Is Fantasia Engaged to Kendall Taylor?

American Idol season 3 winner, Fantasia Barrino, has been pretty busy on twitter waxing poetic about her boyfriend Kendall Taylor. And showing off a giant rock that he gave her. Looks like an engagement ring to me! There has been no official announcement, however.

Fantasia instagrammed a photo of the couple on a weekend getaway, with the caption, “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…”

Couple Gets Engaged Onstage at BLUE...
Couple Gets Engaged Onstage at BLUE MAN GROUP Performance!


…and she instagrammed a pretty sweet looking ring. with this caption, “So He said: I want to get you the Ring of Your Dreams.. I want you to Look down and smile knowing your 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”


Hm. Looks like an engagement ring to me! According to Radar Online, Kendall Taylor has a long criminal rap sheet:

According to North Carolina Department of Public Safety documents obtained by Radar, Taylor was arrested for possessing a weapon on a school campus, a felony, when he was just 16 years old in 1996. He was convicted and placed on probation.

Four years later, he was arrested for assaulting a female— twice— and again was convicted and sentenced to probation.

In 2003, he was convicted of possession of a firearm by a felon, and in 2007, he was convicted of Schedule VI drug possession.

But the good news. He’s apparently turned his life around, mentoring boys and men who are offenders through the MOVE program in Charlotte, NC. So maybe Fantasia has really finally found her “king.”  Let’s hope her chooser is finally fixed.

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  1. Something tells me there will be another baby in the mix. With luck, there will also be a wedding and a good marriage after. History doesn’t make chances of that look ultra promising on either side, though. In addition to the above charges against Kendall, there’s apparently one of failure to pay child support. That sounds like familiar ground for Fantasia.

  2. Fantasia may be living her own concocted fantasy. How does an ex-felon who mentors make enough guap to buy THAT ring? Did they leave out the part where he’s now a self made millionaire?

    Good luck to both of them.

  3. I’m all for someone turning their life around and mentoring at risk youth is an admirable thing. So I’ll just wish them well and hope this guy isn’t working a con on Fantasia.

  4. He owns a business and is some type of motivational speaker as well, so he may very well have the money.

    That said, Fanny isn’t known for her good judgment on the romantic front so who the hell knows. I’m just hoping for the best here.

    Good luck Fanny. Hope this one sticks.

  5. A guy is not the path to happiness, that just won’t work. (hello to my real sister who is 54). I really do wish Fantasia finds reciprocal love with this new guy.

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