Enquirer: Fantasia Barrino is three months pregnant with married lover’s baby


This Fantasia Barrino keeps getting seedier and grosser. According to this week’s National Enquirer, Fantasia is three months pregnant with her sort-of married lover’s baby. This… ugh.

So… here’s everything that has happened in the past month: Paula Cook filed for divorce from Antwaun Cook, publicly naming Fantasia as “the other woman” and detailing Antwaun and Fantasia’s affair, which has been going on for more than a year. Fantasia comes out and (through her batsh-t crazy manager) denies Paula’s accusations. Fantasia then overdoses on aspirin and sleeping pills, making sure that her manager is right downstairs to save her when she texts him to say goodbye. Tasia is then hospitalized for a few days, then immediately after leaving the hospital she meets with Antwaun and her manager releases another statement where Tasia cops to the affair, but basically says it’s cool because Jesus forgives her. Tasia then goes on a post-suicide attempt promotional tour and resumes filming on her reality show. The whole thing becomes the theatre of the absurd – drama queen narcissism and pity-me self-victimization, mixed with unflattering clothing and really bad peen haircut. And now she’s probably pregnant! UGH:

Fantasia Barrino is telling pals she’s pregnant! She says she’s expecting her boyfriend Antwaun Cook’s baby – and is determined to marry him as soon as his divorce is final, insiders say.

“She’s about three months along, and it’s definitely Antwaun’s baby,” a close family friend revealed. “Right now she can’t show how happy she is in public – but she’s absolutely thrilled. Fantasia got what she wanted. She feels Antwaun will have to marry her now.”

[From The National Enquirer, print edition]

The article goes on to recap the Paula Cook situation, and how Paula is likely going to sue Fantasia under North Carolina’s homewrecking laws. But here’s an interesting quote from the same unnamed friend of Fantasia: “Fantasia took the pills, but she knew what she was doing. Fantasia had no intention of taking her life. I think it was just a plot she cooked up to push Antwaun’s buttons. And it worked… Fantasia is a master manipulator… when Paula finds out Fantasia is pregnant and Antwaun is the father, she’s going to flip… [meanwhile] Fantasia is very pleased with herself.” I believe this. 100%. This is what is at play – a narcissistic drama queen making a public play for attention. What I’m not sure of is whether Tasia is really knocked up – that could totally be another ploy for attention too. Add to that… well, wouldn’t that overdose of sleeping pills affect the baby?


Fantasia in NYC on August 24, 2010. Credit: WENN.

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  1. SolitaryAngel says:

    Kaiser, if she got her stomach pumped quickly enough, the baby could have escaped toxicity. She’s disgusting.

  2. DetRiotgirl says:

    Agreed. Overdose + 3 Months Pregnant = fishy.

  3. mel says:

    What a soap opera!

  4. Schnauzers!!! says:

    If she is preganant…she could have possibly damaged the baby with the aspirin and sleeping pills. She disgusts me anyway…but this just makes it worse in my opinion.

  5. Ruby Red Lips says:

    I really hope she’s not pregnant – the damage she could have done to the baby is horrendous

    I don’t care what she’s going through, overdosing whilst pregnant is diabolical

  6. ME says:

    Isnt she something that American Idol churned out? they must be so proud.

  7. canadianchick says:

    Hope child protective services will put her on birth alert. What a ho’. That poor kid (if it’s true).

  8. Kate says:

    She’s gross as hell.

    Oh, and Fantasia? T-Boz called, she wants her mid-90′s hair back.

  9. bnice says:

    That hairdo(n’t) is the real tragedy…yikes!

    She’s a sad person. I hope her daughter (son?) has some more stable people in her life who are actually giving her the attention and care she deserves. Fantasia seems so messed up that she can’t even take care of herself, let alone have another person depend on her. And trying to do it in the spotlight probably is not helping!

  10. Marjalane says:

    Gross. Can someone enlighten me as to what her “career” consists of these days? Also, I’m pretty sure that if she was in the hospital for her “suicide”, at some point it would have been asked if there was a possibility of pregnancy. Isn’t there some kind of law against trying to kill yourself when you’re pregnant? Should be, if there isn’t.

  11. Tess says:

    Hope she’s not pregnant….if she is…what stupidity and irresponsibility.

    A crystal ball prediction based on her well established track record: In 10 yrs or less we will be supporting Tasia and her family.

  12. Boat says:

    Ugh, Fantasia went all out for her reality show.

  13. lena says:

    I really hope she isn’t pregnant, that would be truly disgusting.

  14. a says:

    for the baby’s sake i hope that “overdose” was fake.

  15. Scarlet Vixen says:

    @SolitaryAngel: Baloney–drugs enter the mother’s blood stream then go straight to the baby nearly immediately. Mother’s blood is like a fast track straight to your baby. Also, if she was unconscious from the drugs, lack of oxygen and a slower heartrate could also negatively affect a baby. The affects are especially magnified in the first trimester, when the baby’s organs are rapidly developing.

    IF she was pregnant (which I guess we’ll find out for sure soon), I think she’s a disgusting and selfish human being for pulling a stunt that could kill or seriously harm her baby simply for attention/tv ratings.

  16. jen says:

    What is with that hair? She looks like an extra in an old Charlie Chan movie.

  17. Green Is Good says:

    The Three Stooges called, and they want Mo’s rug back.

  18. Oenix says:

    I am truly speechless in the face of this kind of drama, tragedy, comedy all rolled up in one.

    But I am very curious about “North Carolina’s homewrecking laws”, mostly the penalty for the homewrecker. Who is it considered to be? The other woman or the cheating husband?

  19. aenflex says:

    If she is really pregnant, I certainly hope she was not aware of that fact when she did her pseudo-suicide attempt. If she knew, well then, my level of disgust for her just reached genuine pity. She would no longer be human enough to feel disgust towards.

  20. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    So, is this the first step towards a transition towards Munchausen’s by proxy? I know you’re not encouraged to confirm a pregnancy in the first three months, but unless she’s a candidate for I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant, wouldn’t some indication of her condition have popped up by now? Seeing as how it’s not her first baby, this should kind of be old hat by now–and I’m not talking about her hairdo! I’m here all weekend!

    *sigh* put the drama in the mama. I can’t wait to tell Lopez and Skeletor about this at the country club!

  21. a says:

    maybe she was trying for some miscarriage sympathy?

    if anything is wrong with her baby, if linked to her attention seeking actions, she should be held criminally negligent 100%.

  22. bite me says:

    she is so fucking trashy, i feel sorry for that young girl she is raising, poor thing doesn’t stand a chance

  23. lucy2 says:

    What a mess. I really hope this is one of the times the NE is completely wrong.

  24. gg says:

    Some people need to be SPAYED for their own protection. :roll:

    Shame on her if she is using a pregnancy and a child to blackmail somebody into marrying her. Shame.

  25. Moore says:

    I’m going to go with no on the pregnancy rumor if only for the sake of a second child.

    I also don’t want to read how this “miracle” child is helping her over the next six months if it is in fact true. More publicity, more lying, more mess.

    I’m hoping she’s not pregnant.

  26. Courtney says:

    not all drugs pass the placenta and babies have survived worse things than their mothers stupidty. Look at Lucy Dahl for instance she was born perfect after her mother academy award winning actress Patricia Neal suffered a series of strokes while pregnant and was in a coma for 3 weeks and later during the rehab from that episode attempted suicide by throwing herself down the stairs because she was scared the baby would be deformed

    nor is Fantasia the first star to get pregnant from a relationship with a married man Paul Newman was still married though had filed for divorce from his first wife when Joanne Woodward got pregnant the first time though she miscarried at 4 1/2 months during their honeymoon and was the bigger star at the time as she was nominated for her first oscar and later went on to win it. though they eventually had three daughters plus his two from his first marriage

  27. TQB says:

    whatever, she showed so little concern for her ex-utero offspring, why would she exercise any thought or concern for the in-utero one?

  28. The Hamm is My Dream Man says:

    Trash is trash no matter how much money they have.

  29. ahoymatey says:

    @ Kate: spot on about the haircut! that is one style that should never come back.

  30. Jeannified says:

    Yeah, the baby could be ok, if she got her stomach pumped right away. This whole this is just so very sad, though. She is a total mess. When she first won “American Idol,” I was so happy for her…felt she deserved it. She IS very talented…however, she’s squandered that talent for the most part with bad management and some bad songs. She just needs good management and people around her who care baout her. If she’s really pregnant…Man!

  31. Sassy says:

    Like I said before – she’s a total a$$hole.

  32. Missy Aggravation says:

    Fuck this bitch.

  33. GatsbyGal says:

    So she knew she was pregant and still chose to fake overdose? This creature is vile and deserves one of the worst places in hell, no lie.

  34. Tia C says:

    I join with others above in sincerely wishing that this chick is not pregnant by her married lover. What is the deal lately with this epidemic of women thinking that the cheating man they are having an affair with is miraculously going to be the perfect faithful man with them? It never plays out like that.

    The more I hear about her sordid story, the more it appears Fantasia (is that even her real name? ugh) has severe mental and emotional “challenges.”

    In other words, she is a moronic, cretinous, crazy b*tch!

  35. SoulLovah says:

    Not like either woman is commendable, but at least Alicia Keys didn’t attempt a lame (and dangerous and wreckless) publicity stunt to make people feel sorry for her and boost her career. I just think that if you’re gonna do something so low, the LEAST you can do is own up to it…though maybe not to the extent of A.Keys, who seemed downright proud of herself for snagging Swizz Beatz.

    I really hope Fantasia isn’t pregnant, I don’t even know how she is managing to take care of the child she has now! She can barely take care of herself!

  36. Michelle says:

    It’s people like her that give North Carolina a bad name. I am ashamed to say she is from here. I personally don’t think she is pregnant; I think she is just not wearing any spanx!!

  37. Liz says:

    The same National Enquirer that said Jamie Lynn Spears was pregnant about a year ago

  38. fwozbo says:

    Courtney you are correct. The placenta is pretty good and shielding things from the baby. I am not sure what Scarlet Vixen is trying to say but just to clarify, the baby’s blood and mother’s blood do NOT mix. A mother with A+ blood would kill a baby with O- blood if it mixed. No mixing occurs.

  39. Shannon says:

    Seconding what fwobozo said. Also, teratogens (substances that can harm a fetus and cause birth defects) might be harmful during one trimester, but have no effect during the others. Sometimes this means that ingesting something is safe during the first three months, but not the last six, or safe during the last three, but not the first six. It really depends on the chemicals involved and how likely they are to be absorbed by the placenta and passed on to the fetus. Fantasia’s baby could be fine, or could be damaged.

  40. jas says:

    I just wonder did she every give the little kid she already have any thought. If she did she would not have been out with a married man and she would not have tried to kill herself.
    That chick is pathetic.

  41. Jag says:

    If she’s really pregnant, shame on her for endangering her baby just for headlines. Her album supposedly was set to do well, so the wife will hopefully make some good money off of Fanta. Maybe she’ll get more publicity from a fake miscarriage like Tila did a while ago.

  42. Musicfan says:

    NE seems more reliable than ever. They called Tiger Woods and Jesse James, before anyone else. Also this seems like something that sorry piece of crap would do. Fantasia is pathetic. She wants someone husband BAD.

    She is nowhere near AK. Alicia didnt try to kill herself or pretend too. Also Swizz wanted to marry Keys, prior to even 2010. They been supposedly engaged since January 2009.

  43. cw says:

    LOL @ the Alicia Keys sympthLOL @ the A Keys symphatizers. As if one’s mess is greater than the other. Alicia was messing with Swizz WHILE HE WAS MARRIED, AND CONTINUED TO DO SO AFTER THE WIFE TOLD HER STOP RUINING THEIR MARRIAGE. Then she got pregnant before they filed for divorce. LOL. ALICIA IS JUST AS FILE, TRASHY, AND DISGUSTING.

    As for the blogger that posted this fake story, had you been watching fantasia’s television appearances this week, you could have gotten a clear picture of her pregnant-less body. But I get it, bloggers just recycle stories posted on other sites that lists made up inside sources. So when you finally realize she isn’t pregnant afterall, will you retract your statement? Besides she’s still trying to have the baby from the last pregnany rumor when she was doing the color purple. Give her a chance to have that one first.

    You can also watch her and her 3-moth pregnant self on the wendy williams show today.

    @ Michelle, I’m sorry but the reputation of a state doesn’t rest on the shoulders of one person just because they happen to be a celebrity. NC isn’t that great of a state anyways. Its always been a crappy place so to say that she gives the state a bad name is ridiculous, since it was horrible to begin with.