Fantasia Barrino got married to longtime beau Kendall Taylor in 2015, but in an interview on the Wednesday edition of “Harry”, the former “American Idol” winner revealed this wasn’t her first wedding — because she previously got married to herself.
“Before I met him I bought a ring and married myself,” Barrino tells host Harry Connick Jr. on his daytime talk show. “That’s crazy, right?”Adds Barrino: “I married myself because I felt like before true love could come I needed to learn how to love myself again, and so for me I forgot about myself.”
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As she explains, “I was so busy trying to take care of everybody else so busy looking for that love that I was ending up in all the wrong situations so I came here to do ‘After Midnight’, jazz… so that was a breath of fresh air for me, and so I said I’m going to marry myself.”In addition, she tells Connick that she also tried to set aside all her other vices in order to figure out God’s plan for her.
“I’m going to fast from all the things I used to do. I’m going to focus on Fantasia, and I needed to let God know because God knows what we need,” she says. “He just wonders do we know what we need, and that was that time for me when I needed to figure out what I really needed.”While she admits it might sound a little wacky, it certainly seems to have worked. “I’m a great wife by the way,” she jokingly boasts.