Fantasia Barrino’s house is in foreclosure and will be auctioned off

These tough economic times are getting harder and harder. Though it generally doesn’t hit celebrities as badly as the regular folk, they aren’t totally immune to the effects of the recession. American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino is about to lose her home. It’s in foreclosure and is going to be auctioned off on January 12th, according to Boogaloo.

…It looks like third season American Idol winner and 8-time Grammy nominated R&B singer Fantasia Barrino is about to get booted from one of her Charlotte, NC homes. According to recent reports and county records, big voiced Miss Barrino’s 6,232 square foot house has been foreclosed on and unless she can make good with a pile of cash will be auctioned to the highest bidder on January 12, 2009.

Property records show Miz Barrino purchased the 6 bedroom and 5.5 bathroom pond-front mansion on Bevington Place in March of 2007 for $1,300,000.

However, the children can rest easier knowing that it does not appear that Miz Barrino will go homeless as records show that she also owns a second house on nearby Seton House Lane that she purchased in July of 2004 for $740,000.

[From the Real Estalker]

Boogaloo has an image of the bankruptcy papers, so the story is definitely legit. It’s sad, but few people have another house to fall back on, so it’s not like Fantasia’s going to be forced to move in with her family or anything. According to Wikipedia, Fantasia is going to be in the movie version of the musical version of “The Color Purple.” She starred in the Broadway play after Oprah picked her for the part. So she’s got a project on the horizon. Hopefully this will be the end of her financial troubles.

Here’s a photo of the house that’s being foreclosed, along with Fantasia at the 11th annual ‘Cracked Xmas’ fundraiser event in Los Angeles yesterday. Images thanks to WENN and PR Photos.

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  1. chick says:

    who the heck advised her to invest 2 mil into homes that she couldn’t afford? :roll: :roll:

  2. MoJo says:

    Gee, how tough for her. Seriously, though, that’s still not a fun situation to be in, so I do feel a bit of sympathy for her. Only a bit.

    But she’s going to do what in the what? Oh, man, I really would’ve wanted to see a movie musical version of The Color Purple, but I just can’t stand her voice. I’m not saying she’s not good or talented. She is. But personal preference says, NO. (Will probably see it anyway…)

  3. Bella Mama says:

    i really liked her, but dont know if I would want to sit through an entire musical of her.

    as for sympathy…well, live within your means. pretty simple

  4. Shannon says:

    You can take the girl out of the ghetto, but you can’t take the ghetto out of the girl.

    The fact that she took her new millions and spent beyond her means (money she wasn’t capable of managing) just shows you that she STILL has a poor mentality.

    What a shame. She could have put that money in the bank and be living comfortably off the interest right about now. But give a poor girl a few bucks and watch her destroy herself.

    Typical rags to riches…to rags story. Just goes to show you that “POOR” is a lifestyle choice.

  5. diniefofinie says:

    i don’t feel bad for the dumb bitch, she had every opportunity anyone could ever hope for spoon-fed to her
    not only did she have the whole american idol fame, but a movie on the lifetime network, and probably a bunch of record deals
    what more could someone need to get by?

  6. RAN says:

    I hate to see this happen to anyone. Here’s hoping it doesn’t happen to any of you and/or your families. These are hard times…even for the pseudo rich.

  7. Cooper says:

    Let me guess, it’s her lack of a North Carolina public education in mathematics that caused her to lose her house?

  8. Ron says:

    It’s too bad, but it’s an all too familiar story, with people who come into money fast and can’t manage it properly. She needs to concentrate on singing and not screaming for a change, that might help.

  9. ThatBKChick says:

    When Ghetto Fabulous goes wrong!!!!…..I do not know wtf is wrong with these celeb-u-turds? If she spent as much in investing her money in non-material things such as tats, vaginal piercings and other non-essential ish…she would have something to show for at the end of the day….I never forget when she starred in the Color Purple on Broadway, and it was reported that she was getting tatted up and vaginal ring piercings….I was sickened, needless to say I never went to see the Color Purple after this and Oprah dropped her from the cast line up….SMDH!!!!

  10. DLR in Canada says:

    Whoa, what the heck happened? I thought she was doing good with record deals and stuff? I guess she’s one of many that will lose their homes in foreclosures. I think I even read somewhere a few of those Extreme Home Makeover people found themselves in the same situation due to increases in propoerty taxes or whatever. This has got to be embarassing for Fantasia though and perhaps she will come out of this a bit wiser with her money, yeah?

  11. devilgirl says:

    It is sad when it happens to someone who works hard every day for years then loses their home through unfortunate circumstances, however, I have little or no sympathy for someone like her. Most people who lose their homes do not have another home nearby to fall back on,nor are they able to attend red carpet events wearing designer clothes. No, I don’t feel bad for her and her bad money management. I feel bad for those who earn a living the hard way and can’t make ends meet anymore.

  12. hairball says:

    Totally agree. When you’re in a business like hers, it is very wise to be conservative with your money and invest because so many people’s careers dry up. What an IDIOT to buy two homes and one that is so extravagant. I don’t feel sorry for her at all. Just like I don’t feel sorry for people who took a loan out on their house for a new boat, vacation, car etc when they really couldn’t afford it. No sympathy for them.

    I actually recently inherited a chunk of change from a great-aunt. I am using it to pay off my car and student loans as well as part of my mortgage. The rest I’m investing for retirement and college education. I’m not buying a huge house with it. Ridiculous!

  13. aleach says:

    i saw her on a rerun of “cribs” a while ago, and her house was just ridiculous. like, gold everything and just tacky as hell.
    she couldnt have made THAT much money at the time, so why would she think its a good idea to waste it all on that stuff? DUH.
    i mean, it really does suck, whats happening with the housing market and i have real sympathy for people losing their homes…but cmon.

  14. Syko says:

    Not a lot of sympathy here either. She spent beyond her means, went crazy with the money, now she’s paying for it. I’ve got a lot more compassion for the poor guy laid off at the factory who can’t make his mortgage payments and he and his family have to lose their home.

    I was really pretty amazed that she HAD that kind of money, I never really liked her and was surprised she got paid so much for screaming and contorting her face.

  15. MonicaBee says:

    I’m with Syko.

    Fantasia gets no pity from me. ‘Specially since she’s got a second home to fall back on.

  16. vdantev says:

    AI really helped her flourish -not. :roll:

  17. RaeJillian says:

    so i guess donald trump is not going to save her house for her?

  18. lofts says:

    I guess Fantasia’s talen wasn’t enough to pay for her lifestyle. Back to renting an apartment honey.

  19. It just goes to show that the economy is the great leveler… nobody is immune :)

  20. rosa says:

    i still LOVE HER I HOPE SHE KEEP IT UP GIRL FUCK WHAT THEY SAYING WHEN THEY STOP TALKING THEN U WOORY YA HERD BEUTIFULL BROUGHT ME BACK TO MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  21. rosa says:

    THEY JUST LOVE TO HEAR GOOD STRONG PEOLE GET A LIITLE BEHIND they dont know u pesonaly girl if no bodey said they love u iiiiiii do ur song beutifuul brought me back to life after i was told i was ugly i was nobody no bodey never was gonna love me but yet he wanted to have sex with me and didnt want my family around me and didnt want to be with me but didnt to be with me wow

  22. rosa says:

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  23. real liked her, but dont undergo if I would require to sit finished an intact musical of her.as for sympathy…well, elastic within your implementation. pretty ultimate

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  25. sexyshima says:

    FANTASIA IS TALENTED AND THAT HOUSE SHE LOST WAS JUST A FALL BACK FOR A MAJOR COME BACK WATCH HER NEXT HOME.HATERSSSSS.AND ANOTHER THING AT LEAST SHE CAN COME BACK YALL LIVING BROKE AND WITH JEALOUSY IN YOUR HEARTS YOU WILL NEVER HAVE FAME LIKE TASIA. GIRL IF GOD IS WITH YOU WHO CAN BE AGAINST YOU. KEEP WORKING YOU DIDNT MAKE IT FOR NOTHING.

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