Is “American Idol” winner Fantasia Barrino a homewrecker?

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Her story was inspiring: a barely literate single mother auditions for American Idol and becomes a national sensation. Fantasia Barrino, winner of season three of “American Idol,” hasn’t had much career success on the pop charts since her win, but she did write a memoir, star in a movie of her life and in the Broadway production of “The Color Purple.” But these days, the singer is raising some eyebrows by taking up with a married father of two. Oh, Fanty – say it ain’t so!

American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino is dating a married father of two who left his wife and young children to move in with her, Star has learned.

Fantasia, 25, first met 30-year-old Antwaun Cook, a hunky former college football player from Charlotte, N.C., while he was working at his T-Mobile store in August — and the attraction was instant.

By mid-September, the insider says, Antwaun, who also works as a real estate agent, dumped his teacher wife and their sons, ages 4 and 1, and moved into Fantasia’s $1.3 million mansion in Charlotte’s ritzy suburb of Piper Glen.

“I’m not going to deny that the word ‘homewrecker’ is floating around,” a friend of the singer tells Star.

And adding fuel to the fire: Fantasia has tattooed Antwaun’s last name on her left shoulder to match one he has, says the friend. “She got it to honor her man!”

[From Star]

The most surprising part of this story: Fantasia still has her $1.3M mansion. Last I heard, she was broke and her home was in foreclosure. Maybe she paid off her debt with money she received from her new VH1 reality show. Either way, it sounds like she’s not making the best choices these days. I do wonder though – did this Antwuan character look at Fantasia and see a meal ticket? Could he be another K-Fed? Will he take care of his children? Only time will tell.

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  1. Firestarter says:

    Well she has to be a “home” something or another because I don’t think she is a home owner any longer.

    (just a joke)

  2. Sumodo says:

    She tatooed herself with dude’s NAME! If you read her book, you’ll see she has BAAAAD taste in men and has made a lot of BAAAAD choices. Tasia can’t help herself, it seems.

  3. Erin says:

    If I’m not mistaken, I think I remember something about Simon Cowell stepping in to keep her from losing her house.

  4. Bill Hicks is God says:

    …only if she can spell “homewrecker.”

  5. Jillian says:

    She is always sweating so much. Even when she’s not performing, she’s been photographed with huge sweatstains. That’s the only thing I think of when I see her.

  6. Firestarter says:

    @Jillian- I think she could benefit from Clinical Strength Secret!

  7. wow says:

    Tatoos just do not look good on anyone. It makes the skin look dirty and unhealthy for some reason.

    I always want Fantasia to do well, if not for her then for her daughter’s sake. If this rumor is true though, then she really needs to take personal inventory on herself to see why she keeps making these bad choices in men. I’m sure she wouldn’t want this to be the example her daughter chooses for herself when she gets older and starts to date.

  8. CB Rawks says:

    Sigh. Is it so hard to write the word Antoine? That is what you named him, Antwaun’s Mother! The name already existed before you came up with your hot mess hooked-on-phonics version!
    Oyvey.

  9. Tia C says:

    @ CB Rawks: LOL, thank you! Such a popular name, yet NO ONE seems to know how to spell it!

  10. snowball says:

    She’s 25? She looks 40.

    I really don’t understand this thing of tattooing your significant other’s name on your body. It just never ends well. Ask Johnny Depp and Pam Anderson.

    Well, the ridiculously spelled “Antwaun” fits right alongside the even dorkier name “Fantasia.”

  11. gg says:

    Antwuan? Seriously?

    If you’re going to give your kid a French name, for god’s sake, spell it right. :roll:

  12. Bete says:

    Despite her vocal ability, she will always be the poor man’s Beyonce. She may have won Idol and went on to be in the Color Purple, but she hasn’t evolved at all, still making bad relationship choices. She was a single parent because of her bad choices.

  13. WTF?!? says:

    She missed a ton of CP performances, too, was not particularly well-liked by the theatre community (and Oprah got on her ass for so many absences).

  14. For Sooth? says:

    I never bought into this woman and actually stopped watching Idol for two years because of her win.

  15. Lita says:

    And when they break up, she can play the tattoo off as a searing (yet ironic) indictment of the modern working-mother’s place in this world. Perfect!

  16. barneslr says:

    “Tatoos just do not look good on anyone. It makes the skin look dirty and unhealthy for some reason.”

    I’m sorry to read that you think that, wow, since I just got my very first tattoo one week ago today for my birthday! Personally, I love it.

  17. AphroditeBull says:

    Fantasia embodies all the NEGATIVE stereotypes of an urban minority woman. She is unattractive,insecure, uneducated, classless, and very unprofessional! She is indeed an EMBARSSMENT to women of color everywhere! I hope the ‘social climbing joke’ she is currently shacking up with reduces her financial situation to non-EXISTENT!

  18. Sincerity says:

    I’ll keep Fantasia Barrino in my prayers. She’s probably very lonely and just wanted someone in her life to love. However, I would be quite wary of any man who would dump his wife and two small children just to “shack up” with me. He just may be using her as a “stepping stone” to meet more successful people with no “real intent” of actually committing to her. She should be CAREFUL! He may be nothing more than “an opportunist”.

  19. WTF?!? says:

    Sorry, barnesir. wow speaks truth.

  20. AC says:

    Wow, just wow. The amount of hatred against Fantasia is just amazing on this site.

    Fantasia is not disgusting. She has a very successful career compared to most of the the other “Idol” winners (I mean, hello, where’s Clay Aiken lately? Kelly is not selling CDs anymore like she used to. And that annoying Soul Patrol guy, where the heck is he???).

    No, Fantasia is not “classically” pretty in a Beyonce-type way I guess (because I’m guessing she doesn’t posess more Euro type beauty “standards”) but she’s still an attractive and successful woman who’s a great single mom. She chose to have her child as a single mom than to simply abort her child which would’ve been easier yet she’s still being maligned for her choices.

    The double standards posted on this website sometimes against women of color are sickening and annoying.

    God Bless Fantasia and her family.

  21. crhis brown says:

    Fantasia’s home was NOT in foreclosure, Simon gave her NO money, and she is NOT broke. There was a dispute over a relatively small loan payment and the media turned it into LIES-GONE-WILD. You can find the real story (which makes a lot more sense and is a lot less interesting) if you search enough.

  22. jaysbay says:

    wow, I hope she is not a home wrecker. I am already not too proud of her for her bad choices, but at least she is taking care of her daughter. Maybe the deal was so good on the cell phone that he sold her that she decided to tattoo his name on her chest? or maybe that was part of the deal, I will give you this cell phone really cheap IF you tattoo my name on your chest. I met my husband at a tire store and he changed my tire and my life! maybe he changed her battery and her life too! lol

  23. NeNeBaBii says:

    I think honestly everybOdy should mind there own. Shit its alway a problem when sombody in the music industry do the shit.But when somebody whos not.People aint got nothing to say.Then people wanna say why you so obsessed they just normal people like you and me.If thats so then why is it ok for me to fuck up somebody relationship cause im not famous it aint all over the web.But it aint for her.Man that dumb let this people live there life.They love and drink and make mistakes like anybody else

  24. cheeky says:

    Wow, so harsh, I do agree that she is not setting a great example for choices in men to her daughter. This is such an obvious case of a male moocher searching for his comeuppance, and it is quite dumb of her to get a tattoo of any person’s name on her chest…SMH

  25. sue says:

    why all the idoit trying to hate on fantasia, if ant’s wife need money get a job.

  26. sue says:

    what was all those women tyger woods had doing? No one called them homewreckers, and they knew he was married.

  27. smilebrite says:

    First of all, all of you negative axx that doesn’t even know the lady sure have a lot of junk to say about her. I think instead of chatting about some one you don’t know,and will never know on a personal level need to shut up read a book and live your own life because we all have done many stupid things and also been accused of things we didn’t do so stop judging let the lady live. Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.