Star magazine spoke with 22-year-old Brandel Shouse, the former boyfriend of ‘American Idol’ champ Fantasia Barrino and father of her two-year-old daughter Zion, who was arrested for beating Barrino seven months after Zion’s August 2001 birth. “It’s just great for her, after everything she’s been though,” Brandel said. “I just knew she was going to win after she came back from the tryouts. It was destiny.” Brandel says he and Fantasia are back on good terms, and his pastor father Kelvin added, “Both of them have grown and matured.”
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