Zion Quari Barrino is the daughter of 2 time Billboard Award and a Grammy Award recipient, Fantasia Barrino. Along with that, her songstress mom was the winner of the American Idol season 3 in 2004. Apart from singing and dropping 2 hit albums Free Yourself and Fantasia, certified as Platinum and Gold by the RIAA, Zion’s mom is also an actress. She performed in Broadway’s The Color Purple as Celie.
Though Fantasia is a star today and happily married, she had to struggle a lot to get to where she is now. Her book, Life is Not a Fairytale is based on her journey from being a single mom of Zion at a young age and facing abuse and poverty to her journey of becoming an American Idol season 3 winner. Later a drama was made as an adapted version of the same book with the same title in which actress Viola Davis played her mother’s role.
Thus, today we will be talking about 1 of her 3 children, Zion Quari Barrino whom Fantasia lovingly calls “The first love of her life” as she experienced motherhood with her birth. Also, we will be discussing her toxic relationship with her ex and Zion’s dad. So, hang on to know about Zion Quari Barrino’s father, siblings, net worth, Instagram, and more.
Zion Quari Barrino’s Age & Education
Fantasia Barino’s daughter Zion Quari Barrino was born on 8th Aug 2001. Like her mom and other siblings, Zion was also born and brought up in North Carolina, USA. Her zodiac sign is Leo and her birth flower is Gladiolus which symbolizes integrity and strength in personality. Currently, she is 20 yrs old and will be soon celebrating her 21st birthday in August this year.
As for her educational profile, she graduated from high school in the summer of 2019 at the age of 17. Her mom and her biological father were there to attend the ceremony. Likewise, her mom Fantasia, took to her Instagram to share the proud moment.
Zion Barrino’s Mother Fantasia Was Just 17 At The Time Of Her Birth
Fantasia Barrino gave birth to her daughter when she was just 17 yrs old. Unfortunately, after Zion’s birth, the father of the child Brandel J. Shouse left both of them all alone.
With no option but to look up to someone in such a strangled situation she was in, Fantasia, however, didn’t give up and raised her baby as a single mom. Also, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that Zion’s birth turned out to be lucky for her, as she won the American Idol season 3, 3yrs down the lane.
However, being a single mom at a pretty young age, Fantasia received a load of criticisms and rude comments prior to her title win. She recalls that people would stare at her weirdly and talk among themselves saying ” She ain’t going nowhere.”
Zion Quari Barrino Is The Oldest Child In The Family
Now, talking about her family, Zion is the eldest sister to her brother Dallas Xavier Barrino and her little sister, Keziah London Taylor. While Zion was 10 yrs old when her brother Dallas was born, she had already hit her 20s when her younger sister Keziah was born.
In addition, her brother Dallas is the alleged child of Antwaun Cook and her mom, and her sister, Keziah is the biological daughter of Fantasia and her husband Kendall Taylor. Though all of them are half-siblings and kind of stepdad and stepchildren, they have a close-knit relationship and share a good rapport.
Who is Zion Barrino’s Father?
Zion is the eldest child of the Free Yourself singer Fantasia and biological father Brandel J. Shouse. While her mom is a songstress, an actor, and a businesswoman, the details regarding her father’s profession are still under wraps.
Likewise, the info about her dad’s present partner is also unknown. It’s still a question of whether Shouse has been dating other women or married someone. But it’s crystal clear that he was a troublemaker once. So, let’s discuss it.
Zion’s Father Sued Her Mom Fantasia Barrino
As mentioned earlier, Zion Quari Barrino’s dad Brandel Shouse ran out of his responsibilities. It wasn’t until Zion reached the age of 13 that Shouse came back into her and her mother’s life. It’s like bam! When your careless father who rarely shows up tries to be too naive and caring all of a sudden and sues your mom who has been nurturing you all the way.
Yup! Ironic isn’t it? Brandel sued the American Idol, Fantasia Barrino citing that she is an unfit mother. He filed for the custody of Zion when she was 13 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. On the other hand, Barrino struck back claiming that he was an absent father and never financially nor emotionally supported her to raise their daughter.
In fact, Shouse himself admitted that he was abusive and had punched her in the face. However, he demanded child support and full custody of their daughter Zion from Fantasia.
Nevertheless, the details regarding the custody battle aren’t made public to this day. Likewise, it was said that the case will be presented in the court in 2015 at that time but what happened afterward is unclear. Also, it seems the then partners settled out of the courtroom for the betterment of their daughter, as both the parents were captured in one frame alongside Zion on her graduation in 2019.
Her Mom Fantasia Had Some Demons to Fight
Zion Quari’s mom, the Lose to Win singer has faced many controversies and issues in one way or another. In fact, she once even attempted suicide. The reason?
Paula Cook, her ex-partner and Dallas’ alleged father, Antwaun Cook’s wife sued her under the act of ‘Alienation of Affection’ and called her a homewrecker. She couldn’t bear the blame which affected her mental health and she overdosed on aspirin and sleep aid. Thankfully, her manager Brian Dickens turned out to be a life savior who rushed her to the hospital and today she is a mother of 3 kids and married to her husband Kendall Taylor.
Likewise, she enraged some of her LGBTQ fans and faced backlash in 2013 due to her since-deleted Instagram post, which many referred to as homophobic. In the post, she had stated that people judge her, while gay marriage is allowed. Furthermore, she compared it with the prohibited things in the Bible which likely hurt the sentiments of her fans.
Nonetheless, to compensate for it, Fantasia performed at the Long Beach Gay and Lesbian Pride Festival later.
Zion Quari Barrino Instagram
Zion does have an Instagram account under the username onlyzion_ and has 195k followers. Besides, her mom Fantasia is available on all sorts of social media platforms, be it Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Youtube. She has over 1 million subscribers on her Youtube channel FANTASIA. Similarly, she even has her own official website fantasiaofficial.com
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Is Fantasia’s Daughter Zion Dating?
Like other star kids, Zion also prefers to keep her personal life out of the camera spots and the limelight. The 20 yrs old young lady has been discreet about her relationship status. There have been no public reports about her dating a boyfriend.
Also, a thing to be noted, she never shared photos of her partners on social but rather drops her pics and posts on Instagram and shares the frame with her family.
Zion Quari Barrino Net Worth
As a public figure, Zion earns a substantial amount of wealth through the advertisement of beauty-related stuff and style. As of 2022, her estimated net worth is 500k.
Besides, her singer mom Fantasia has amassed 7-figure total assets. She has accumulated $1 million from her music career. Also, though the mother-daughter duo had to face an economic crisis before the former’s American Idol days, they are living a luxurious life now.