Fantasia Barrino's Ex-Boyfriend Files for Custody of Their 13-Year-Old Daughter Zion


Fantasia has had a lot on her plate this week. Not only did she have to defend her new man‘s criminal past, now she’s facing a custody battle brought on by her old man.

Fantasia’s team released the following statement, confirming the fact that Fanny’s baby daddy is seeking full custody of their 13-year-old daughet Zion.

“Fantasia Barrino is currently involved in a Child Custody, Visitation, and Child Support legal proceeding filed in Mecklenburg, North Carolina. The lawsuit was filed by Me. Brandel J. Shouse, the father of Fantasia’s 13-year-old daughter Zion. Despite living in North Carolina, Mr. Shouse had very little personal contact with Zion and has provided no financial support for her. The case will not be heard until 2015. Fantasia is confident that legal process will move forward smoothly and that the Court will make a decision that is in the best interest of Zion.”

Her rep continues:

“Fantasia hopes that her fans understand the sensitive nature of these matters and that she cannot share with them all of the details at this time. Fantasia also knows that all of her ‘Baby Mama’ fans know exactly what she is going though and will support her as she continues to take wonderful and complete care of her daughter.”

Fantasia and Shouse dated on-and-off until 2003.  Why the child’s father is seeking custody now…who knows.

[via Rumor Fix]

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