Fantasia Barrino’s had a rough year. She’s attempted suicide, her effort to mend fences with her ex-lover’s estranged wife went awry, now this.

According to reports, Fantasia testified Monday to aborting her unborn child with her lover, Antwaun Cook, around the time that she attempted suicide. During the Cooks’ divorce proceedings, Mrs. Cook’s lawyer questioned Barrino about her relationship with Mr. Cook, trying to show that Barrino knew that he was married. To prove her assertion, Mrs. Cook’s attorney claimed that Barrino and Cook reserved a hotel room a few days after they met, which, according to her, illustrated that Barrino knew that he was married. However, Barrino and Cook have continued to claim that they were together only after Cook and his wife separated.

On VH1’s Behind the Music, Fantasia said she met Cook when he was separated. “When I met him, he was separated . . . wasn’t living in his home. He didn’t want to be back with his wife—that is what I was told.”

Echoing her sentiments, Mr. Cook’s attorney attempted to absolve Fantasia of any wrongdoing back in August. “Antwaun would be remiss not to address the criticism and judgment he has received,” Nicole Sodoma, Cook’s lawyer said. “He knew Fantasia Barrino but the failure of his marriage can in no way be blamed on anyone except the two people that were a part of the union—Paula and Antwaun.”

Sodomo continued, “[Paula and Antwaun] expected their marriage to stand the test of time.  Unfortunately, like many marriages, it did not turn out as planned. In late summer 2009, after years of discussion, the parties separated with the intention of no longer being married.”

Mrs. Cook denies they were separated at the time, and blames Fantasia for her marriage’s failure. She is considering suing Fantasia under the Alienation of Affection law, which allows a spouse to sue the person believed to be at fault for the demise of a marriage.

During “Behind the Music,” Fantasia says that she attempted suicide because she just wanted an escape from the drama.

“I didn’t have any fight in me. I didn’t care about anything. I just wanted out. At that moment, I wanted out. I wanted it to be over with—all of it, all of that [expletive]. I just sat in the closet and looked at the mirror and took all the pills in the bottle. I wanted to go to sleep and just be at peace. I knew exactly what I was doing. You can’t accidentally take a whole bottle of pills.”

Since her suicide attempt, Fantasia has worked hard to get her life back on track. She’s been on the road promoting her album, “Back To Me,” and her successful VH1 reality show, “Fantasia For Real.” No matter what happens next, I hope Fantasia is able to move past this latest dramatic episode and continue getting herself together.

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  • Weirdugetdat Jewels

    I love Fantasia very much, she is a powerful force to be reckoned with. I am an artists as well, yet I was much slower to acknowledge and accept my talent. Fantasia is blessed to have a strong, cohesive family that supports her. I find that when sharing your talent with the world, one has to be very careful of who sits at the round table. Fantasia’s weakness is her emotional vulnerability. She needs to challenge those feelings into her family,and music. She has got to channel her common sense into the well being of her finances so that she can endure the test of time. There will always be drama in the music industry, but she doesn’t have to partake in it. She is supposed to be rooted in Christ, so there are some things she just can’t do, period. God truly loves Fantasia, because suicide isn’t the answer, taking pills for sleep and peace is folly in its thinking. To wake up in hell is worst than anything. The thought alone makes me want to keep my legs closed and my eyes on the prize. Thank you Fantasia, for teaching me a very valuable lesson of life.

  • Fatima El

    THIS IS A SHAME THEE WITHOUT SIN CAST THE FIRST STONE.THE ONLY REASON WE FOUND OUT ABOUT FANTASIA ABORTION BECAUSE OF COURT DOCUMENTS BECAUSE IT’S NOT CLOSED AND SHE’S A CELEBRITY HOW QUICK SISTERS STRIP EACH OTHER DOWN.NONE OF THIS COULDN’T BE POSSIBLE IF ANTUAN DIDN’T LIE HE SHOULD HAVE VALUED HIS MARRIAGE AND TO KEEP ONLY TO HER. NOT TRY TO GET MONEY FOR FOOLISHNESS.FANTASIA IS THE ONLY WHO FELL FOR A LYING MAN IS SHE THE ONLY ONE HAD AN ABORTION.SOME WHO’VE COMMENTED ON HERE MAYBE GOING THROUGH SOMETHING SIMILAR. ALL THE PARTIES HERE NEED OUR PRAYERS.THERE ARE THREE CHILDREN IN THIS EQUATION WHO SCHOOL AGED WHO ALSO NEED TO BE SAFE SOME CHILDREN CAN BE MORE CRUEL THAN SOME OF THESE COMMENTS.

  • asada

    Fantasia is my favorite,
    but she struggles with self confidence. I believe it has ALOT to do with her upbringing – Money cannot get rid of childhood poverty, despertaion and sadness.
    She may suffer from depression. That IS some serious ish…..

    I keep a poster of the seven deadly sins on my wall for this reason, I know what its like to have potential crushed because of carelessness.

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