Fantasia Barrino’s management and publicity team is sketchy as hell. After her affair with the married Antwaun Cook had been reported widely in the tabloid press and urban blogs for more than a year, Antwaun’s wife Paula filed for divorce and began telling all of Antwaun and Fantasia’s secrets. Stuff involving their sex tapes, how Fantastia called Paula and demanded that Paula stop seeing her husband, and how basically, Fantasia is all kinds of wrong. After that, Fantasia overdosed on some aspirin and sleeping pills, and she was hospitalized. Her manager released a very Jesus-y statement that was basically like, “Jesus saved Fantasia and he has forgiven her for bangin’ a married dude, Praise Him!” Since then, it does seem like maybe Fantasia has gotten her act together a little bit – her team released another statement when she got out of the hospital that made it sound like the Antwaun stuff was all a big mistake and now she was re-focused on being a mom. She also met publicly with Antwaun, and invited the paparazzi. Anyway, now Antwaun’s lawyer is now defending his mistress:
Don’t blame Fantasia Barrino! That is the message from Antwaun Cook, who allegedly had an affair with the singer and is now splitting from his wife Paula Cook.
“Antwaun would be remiss not to address the criticism and judgment he has received,” Cook’s lawyer, Nicole Sodoma, said Wednesday in a statement. “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.”
The American Idol season 3 winner, 26, acknowledged she dated Cook “off and on for about 11 months” but said she believed he had separated from his wife.
“[Paula and Antwaun] expected their marriage to stand the test of time,” adds Sodoma. “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.”
Cook’s wife, however, stated in court documents that the couple split on June 16, 2010.
A lawyer for Barrino had no comment when asked if the singer and Cook were still a couple. The two were recently spotted meeting up at a park near her North Carolina home – with camera crews in tow for her reality show, Fantasia for Real, according to a source.
F-ck, this was all for a reality show? How trashy. I guess Fantasia’s suicide attempt was for the reality show too. Regarding Antwaun’s statement, I guess he “knew” Fantasia in the biblical sense, that’s what Sodoma (bad name) is trying to say. And I’ll buy that Paula and Antwaun were having problems, but if he wanted to start seeing Fantasia (or whoever else), maybe he should have formally split from his wife? I’m just saying, it sucks when a dude leaves his wife for another broad, but it’s worse when the marriage is in some strange limbo and everybody’s like “That chick’s a homewrecker!” and “The wife should cut it off!”