Fantasia Barrino gave birth to a boy, didn’t give him his married father’s name

Fantasia Barrino has given birth to a baby boy! She gave birth yesterday, December 13, in North Carolina. ‘Tasia named the baby Dallas Xavier Barrino, which is interesting. Why didn’t she give the kid his father’s name? The baby-daddy is Antwaun Cook, Fantasia’s long-time married lover. By the last reports – earlier this year – Antwaun is still technically married to his wife Paula, and Paula is super-pissed that Antwaun knocked up Fantasia. Again. Because Antwaun got Fantastia pregnant last year too, and in the midst of the drama of their affair becoming public and Fantasia’s “suicide attempt,” Fantasia had an abortion – which she admitted to in open court, during one of the hearings for Paula and Antwaun’s divorce. Yes, this whole thing is a horrible mess. And now there’s an innocent, newborn baby in the mix.

Fantasia Barrino has a new little backup singer. The American Idol season 3 winner gave birth to a baby boy, Dallas Xavier Barrino, her rep tells PEOPLE. Baby Dallas made his debut on Tuesday in North Carolina at 7 lbs., 9 oz. and 21 inches long. He joins big sister Zion, 10.

“I feel so blessed that my son Dallas Xavier was born healthy, and is a wonderful new addition to our family,” Barrino, 27, tells PEOPLE. “I thank all my fans for their well wishes and continued support.”

The singer expressed her joy about the new baby when she revealed in August she was pregnant, telling the audience at a charity concert in Florida: “So, this child that I carry – God has given me this child. And I don’t have to hide it from none of y’all.”

In October, she announced she was having a boy, and shared that she’d been placed on bed rest as she came into the home stretch of the pregnancy.

Barrino has not spoken about the baby’s father, but the singer has been romantically linked to Antwaun Cook since summer 2010.

[From People]

She was with Antwaun longer than “since summer 2010.” Their affair began in 2009 or before, I’m pretty sure. I wonder if there’s some new scandal involving Antwaun and ‘Tasia? Are they still together? Bossip’s sources say that Antwaun was allegedly at the NC hospital when Fantasia gave birth, so I guess they are still together. So… I guess baby Dallas didn’t get his daddy’s name just because Antwaun is still married. HOT MESS.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Bite me says:

    Did fantasia finally learn how to read… Good lck to baby Dallas

  2. mln76 says:

    Uhm this is all so ghetto and embarrassing. Fantasia needs to stay in the backwoods and concentrate on her kids. Atwaine (worst name ever) needs to get a lobotomy and a vasectomy and his wife needs to get a divorce .

  3. Courtney says:

    so what in some states it’s illegal to give the child the fathers name if the father is married to another woman. congrats to Fantasia and Antwaun on the birth of Dallas Xaviar a child is always a blessing

    • ol cranky says:


      I know some states used to have laws that prevented someone getting a divorce from marrying the “correspondent” in their divorce (as in, the other woman – or man) in that state but I’ve never heard of any laws in the US preventing a man from being named as father on a birth certificate because he is married to someone other than the mother. What state is it that has that law?

      • paranormalgirl says:

        some states have laws on the books where only a legal husband can be listed on a birth certificate. It’s either a legal husband or no one. An affadavit of paternity can then be filed.

  4. NO SH¡T says:

    This hoe is just a trashy hot mess SMH

    congrats on the baby!

    Its just sad that the baby had to be born with all this mess going on well I guess it could be worst *shrugs*

  5. atlantapug says:

    Isn’t this site supposed to be about celebrities? ?? This ho doesn’t qualify.
    And Fantasia, I’m pretty sure one God’s top ten rules is ” Thou shalt not commit adultery”. Just pointing that out.

    • irishserra says:

      Good point. At this point, it’s silly to bring God into it, isn’t it?

    • I Run New York says:

      She’s not married. She hasn’t committed adultery.

      • ol cranky says:

        technically, as long as one of the people having the [consensual] sex is married to someone other than the sexual partner, it’s adultery. You don’t have to be the married person to commit adultery or be called an adulterer, at least not according to the dictionary

  6. Hanna says:

    HOT MESS, indeed.

  7. Leticia says:

    someone please help me understand why using birth control is so hard??

    I feel sorry for both babies.

  8. Lisa says:

    WOW @atlantapug…

    REALLY?!?! Actually she DOES qualify as a celebrity…look it up…in fact, I think being a “ho” is a pre-req for being a celebrity…so…

    That being said…

    Kaiser…you have written what I have REPEATEDLY said about this whole tacky situation…

    A H.A.M.!!!

    • atlantapug says:

      Yes she’s a ho.
      Affair with a married man, threatening the wife, having an abortion, then thanking God for your ” blessing ” ? She needs a major life lesson on morals.
      I’m not a Bible thumper by any means, but her attitude is pretty offensive.

  9. spinner says:

    She is nasty & extremely hard on the eyes.

  10. Dawn says:

    This woman is as ugly inside as she is on the outside. How this trash won A.I. is beyond me. I am so happy that Jennifer Hudson has a real career while this trash has nothing. I stopped watching A.I. the season that she won and have never gone back and I never will.

    • Dominique says:

      Girl, bye. Fantasia will sing Jennifer under a table. It has nothing to do with who’s more talented. I’m not an enormous Fantasia fan, but real recognize real. She deserved to win. Period. But that’s neither here nor there.

      • hatsumomo says:

        I beg to differ. The show is American Idol, as in it was originally meant to showcase talent coupled with a person kids could look up to and aspire to be like. Now its turned into this stupid drama reality program. Jennifer should have totally won. She’s beautiful, classy, smart and through her family tragedy, remained calm and cool to the press.

      • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

        AI is so inconsistent about its morality. One girl was booted off very early in the competition because she modelled in a professional capacity for a company that sold plus-size lingerie, but the same people didn’t have a problem with letting a tone-deaf, unmarried teen mom who was a stripper get third place overall. Not that those things necessarily made her a bad person (now, a dumb one…), but if they’re looking for fresh-scrubbed, I don’t see her winning the title of Praise Queen at the Youth Group Revival Tent Awards.

        If they’re putting on a talent competition, they can do as the please, but if they truly think that part of the purpose of the show is provide role models for The Children, they’re dicking up their duties all the way up and down on that front.

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  11. Victoria says:

    On my cousins B-day though??
    Fannie like most people in Hollywood is a basic bitch with talent.

  12. Dominique says:

    Or he didn’t get his name because she didn’t want to name him that. –>>

  13. dena says:

    “God’s top 10 rules.”

    Are you serious?

  14. Snowangel says:

    Just wondering how the abortion thing fits in. Did she have an abortion, then get preggo again ? Or did she lie about the abortion ?

    • Dani says:

      I believe she got pregnant by him twice. The first one ended in an abortion, the second one resulted in this birth.

  15. GoodCapon says:

    I was wondering what happened to her after AI… so this is what she’s been up to!

  16. Melissa says:

    I think it’s more common to give the baby the Mom’s last name when the parents aren’t together, although I’ve seen it both ways. I’m sure this loser dad isn’t going to be supporting this baby, so why should it get his last name? Then again, I can’t imagine she’s going to be winning an mothering awards, either!

  17. truthful says:

    I think his son by his wife is a jr.

    sad situation…he is still married.

    THIS is his 3rd son, the other two are by his wife.

  18. hatsumomo says:

    She is ugly, ugly in, ugly out, and just ugly through and through. Im typically glad when a woman has a baby, its a joyous occasion but this time I can only shake my head. Here’s hoping Tasia’s 11(?) year old daughter is up to being a proper parent to her little brother. I have a feeling its going to be the only comfort he has. And I know there are still some women out there who believe in having ‘band-aid’ babies to fix their relationship or get a man to stay with her and I can totally believe thats the case with this baby now.

  19. NM9005 says:

    Cook isn’t even legally her partner, let alone a responsible man. It’s so easy to make babies but that doesn’t mean he automatically deserves to be recognised as being the father. That’s a right you have to earn in my opinon. I also don’t know why babies just can’t have the mother’s name or both names.

  20. sandy says:

    not judging at all, but the correct terminology would be fornication, no biggie, everyone does it, and it’s 10Th commandments, ( runs out) lol old fashion rule, i know.

  21. jes_sayin says:

    Why SHOULDN’T the baby get her last name?? What is this, 1952?

  22. candy says:

    Congrats fantasia on you new addition. Forget the rest, I bet some of y’all done did some hoe type s**t to, but recognise somebody else faults swept around your own front door before you try to swept somebody else. Congrats again. If I’m not mistaking I read him and his wife was separated getting a divorce!!

  23. wewechu says:

    This woman is so trashy.
    So is her babydaddy/married baby daddy.

    What I don’t understand is WHY is his wife still married to him? She deserves way better than this a$$hole.

  24. ??? says:

    She is one ugly woman.

  25. *** says:

    The thing everyone continues to forget is , you only know the partial story, even if you knew it all..its amazing how judgemental you all are.. wonder if any part or your lives were PUBLISHED what would the comments be…

    watch your words