Fantasia aborted married lover’s child

Things took a dramatic turn during the divorce trial of American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino‘s married lover Antwaun Cook. Radar Online is reporting that during court proceedings in North Carolina, Barrino, who has a nine-year-old daughter from another relationship, “admitted she got pregnant by her married lover Antwaun Cook and had an abortion around the time of her failed suicide attempt.” Cook’s wife, Paula, is accusing Fantasia of wrecking her marriage and stealing her husband. Last August, Barrino made headlines when she tried to commit suicide by overdosing on a sleep aid. Paula Cook has previously claimed that Barrino told her: “He don’t want you. Maybe the next time that you get a husband you’ll know how to keep him. That’s why he is here with me.”

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  1. mandee • November 24, 2010 @ 12:36 PM

    man, people need to give it up. husbands that cheat or leave their wives are clearly unhappy in their relationship and the only people that are to BLAME are them and their spouse. now, before everyone flips out, did i say i agree with men that cheat? i sure do not, but i wouldnt blame the woman (or man) that the other person cheated on them (or me) with. if this guy was truly happy with his wife, he wouldnt have slept with this girl in the first place. why would someone who has a child try to kill themselves? thats pretty friggen selfish if you ask me.

  2. C-Dub • November 24, 2010 @ 12:54 PM

    It’s not always about being happy in a relationship. I know guys that love their spouse but just want more. It’s ridiculas. The other person should be all they need/want. That’s why marriage is supposed to be. It says it in the vows to honour and cherish. If it’s not working, then just divorce and move on.

    Fantasia, even if he left his wife, do you think he’d be faithful to you? And would he want a mother to his child that might kill herself? Not cool. Plenty of fish in the sea.

  3. Quinn • November 24, 2010 @ 2:36 PM

    Not a class act. I have no doubt that this will lose her fans — although I’m not sure she had that many anyway.

  4. Dee Martin • November 25, 2010 @ 1:47 PM

    There is one think you can always count on in America: people will build you up and at the first chance try to tear you down.
    Why does the public need to know about this “alleged” abortion anyway? Even if that was true, maybe that is the only solution Fantasia could contemplate at the time, and for that she does not need to be condemned, how about some compassion. And as to her being selfish for wanting to kill herself (while having a child)… walk in the other person’s shoes before giving an opinion. She clearly was not coping with whatever actions she was taking at the time. When you are that deep in a whole, you are not capable of thinking of anything other than wanting the pain to stop! Abortion for several reasons and on many levels is really destruction of the body, mind and spirit. The guild before and after is something atrocious, and people that have never had to deal with it are not entitled to judge.

  5. Rita • November 25, 2010 @ 7:13 PM

    I agree with Dee Martin. But some daughters are Taught Not to hop into bed just because they think they love the man; until marriage. If All Daughters were taught this these situations, especially with married men, would probably be a Rarity. I am Very Grateful I had a GrandMother and Mother to teach me these things! Men in my life were sadly lacking in direction and guidance.

    I’ve often wondered Why married men cheat. Some do that maybe because they feel the women doesn’t want to give them enough l–e, as they’d like. Well, men should talk to the women about it, Before they get married and not wait till it developes into a problem for her and possibly Children to!

  6. tiny • November 25, 2010 @ 7:46 PM

    Selfish is what she is. She has a child and is willing to kill herself and leave behind this child for a man who has been in her life for a fortnight. Mothers that put a man before their own children should have them taken away from them and put into a loving home.

  7. H. • November 25, 2010 @ 9:59 PM

    I don’t agree Mandee! Maybe if they don’t know that the man or woman is married but if they know then they are most certainly at fault. How dare you put any blame on the spouse that they are married to. It’s most certainly not their fault that their spouse is a cheater. Sounds like you might have too much sympathy for the one cheating with the married man, I wonder why??? Spoken as a woman who’s spouse cheated. I am not taking any blame for my husband doing the cheating. I didn’t unzip his pants for him. He did that all on his own. The person who he cheated with knew he was married so it was also her fault. They are to blame not me. GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT.

  8. H. • November 25, 2010 @ 11:31 PM

    I can’t stand Fantasia Barrino. I couldn’t stand her on American Idol when she was using her daughter for sympathy votes and I can’t stand her now. I feel sorry for her daughter having a mother like her, obviously anyone who is trying to kill themselves is only thinking of themselves, not of all the people who love them who are left behind wondering what happened. She should stay away from men, especially married ones in particular, get herself some good mental help and concentrate on her daughter’s well being. Birth control might also be a good idea for her to look into, it seems.

  9. J. • November 26, 2010 @ 1:19 AM

    People need to realize that when one gets to the point of wanting to commit suicide, that person is mentally ill. It is not a case of being “selfish.” Depression is an illness and is all-encompassing.

    Less judgment and more compassion is needed for people suffering with depression.

  10. S • November 26, 2010 @ 1:46 AM

    J is correct about suicide. H is correct about the cheating.

  11. mandee • November 26, 2010 @ 10:17 PM

    Dee Martin on November 25, 2010 1:47 PM being a coward and killing yourself is ALWAYS going to be selfish, but when youre willing to leave your child by themselves to grow up with the guilt and pain of knowing you killed yourself and knowing they were never good enough for you to want to live, is the most selfish of all.

    tiny on November 25, 2010 7:46 PM i agree 😀

    H. on November 25, 2010 9:59 PM facts? ahahaha. if your husband was getting enough at home, he wouldnt have cheated on you, maybe if you didnt nag him so much, expect him to clean so much etc etc. i have been cheated on as well, and i still personally feel if someone cheats on you its part your fault, part theirs. the person that sleeps with a married man DOESNT ALWAYS know that the other person is married “GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT.”

    J. on November 26, 2010 1:19 AM i am depressed and often think of ending my life. the reason i DONT is because im NOT selfish and i think about what other people will think, i think about how the person that finds me will feel, i think about the mess left they will have to clean up, i think about the costs they will have to endure to bury me. suicide is a selfish, cowardly way out of being sad. if youre depressed, suck it up and live with it. life is hard.

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