Yesterday, we heard about Fantasia Barrino’s latest pregnancy, this one by her long-time married lover, Antwaun Cook. Go here to read my recap of the situation, which some of you thought was incomplete, considering it’s widely believed that Fantasia was pregnant when she attempted suicide by overdosing on aspirin and sleeping pills, and that’s why she had the abortion with her last pregnancy. Yesterday, I was writing from memory, and from what I could remember, I don’t think it was ever established when Fantasia was pregnant and when she decided to have the abortion…? Correct me if I’m wrong, of course.
Anyway, considering that Fantasia was all “I’m pregnant, y’all, hater gonna hate” in her announcement video, I wondered exactly what was the state of Antwaun and Paula Cook’s marriage. As it turns out, they still aren’t divorced yet, according to Radar. Sigh… ‘Tasia really needs to quit that man.
Former American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino is pregnant by her boyfriend Antwaun Cook, but RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned he’s still married to his ex!
Fantasia made headlines when she got Antwaun’s last name tattooed on her shoulder and first stepped out with the married man, but now that she’s pregnant by him, it’s adding to the heartache for Antwaun’s wife, Paula Cook.
The 27-year-old singer announced her pregnancy over the weekend during her Jacksonville, Florida, concert and although she didn’t say who the father is, RadarOnline.com can confirm it is in fact Antwaun.
“Antwaun told Paula that Fantasia was pregnant early on,” a source close to the situation told RadarOnline.com. “He wanted her to hear it from him before word got out in the press. Paula was really hurt when he left her for Fantasia, so it’s like the knife that was already in her back is being twisted now.”
RadarOnline.com has learned that Antwaun and Paula are set to meet in a North Carolina courthouse on Wednesday, August 10 to try and sort out their accurate date of separation. Antwaun maintains the two were already separated when he started dating Fantasia, while Paula insists he cheated on her.
The separated lovers were in court last year for the same thing and a judge found in favor of Antwaun, but their legal issues have started all over again because the original judge had to recuse herself.
While in court last November, Fantasia took the stand and admitted not only to having been pregnant by Antwaun, but then aborting the unborn child.
Fantasia has a nine-year-old daughter from a previous relationship and this will be her first child with Antwaun.
The thing about Paula and Antwaun’s marriage is that they really were still together when he started up with Fantasia. Like, Antwaun was still living in the same home as Paula, and Fantasia would call up and harass Paula when Antwaun wasn’t around. Reportedly, Fantasia would demand that Paula leave Antwaun and that she (Fanny) was the only one who could make Antwaun happy. So even if Antwaun began the affair with Fantasia under false pretenses, as the affair went on, Fantasia knew exactly what was going on.
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