Fantasia Barrino’s baby daddy is still married & his wife Paula is “really hurt”


Yesterday, we heard about Fantasia Barrino’s latest pregnancy, this one by her long-time married lover, Antwaun Cook. Go here to read my recap of the situation, which some of you thought was incomplete, considering it’s widely believed that Fantasia was pregnant when she attempted suicide by overdosing on aspirin and sleeping pills, and that’s why she had the abortion with her last pregnancy. Yesterday, I was writing from memory, and from what I could remember, I don’t think it was ever established when Fantasia was pregnant and when she decided to have the abortion…? Correct me if I’m wrong, of course.

Anyway, considering that Fantasia was all “I’m pregnant, y’all, hater gonna hate” in her announcement video, I wondered exactly what was the state of Antwaun and Paula Cook’s marriage. As it turns out, they still aren’t divorced yet, according to Radar. Sigh… ‘Tasia really needs to quit that man.

Former American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino is pregnant by her boyfriend Antwaun Cook, but has exclusively learned he’s still married to his ex!

Fantasia made headlines when she got Antwaun’s last name tattooed on her shoulder and first stepped out with the married man, but now that she’s pregnant by him, it’s adding to the heartache for Antwaun’s wife, Paula Cook.

The 27-year-old singer announced her pregnancy over the weekend during her Jacksonville, Florida, concert and although she didn’t say who the father is, can confirm it is in fact Antwaun.

“Antwaun told Paula that Fantasia was pregnant early on,” a source close to the situation told “He wanted her to hear it from him before word got out in the press. Paula was really hurt when he left her for Fantasia, so it’s like the knife that was already in her back is being twisted now.” has learned that Antwaun and Paula are set to meet in a North Carolina courthouse on Wednesday, August 10 to try and sort out their accurate date of separation. Antwaun maintains the two were already separated when he started dating Fantasia, while Paula insists he cheated on her.

The separated lovers were in court last year for the same thing and a judge found in favor of Antwaun, but their legal issues have started all over again because the original judge had to recuse herself.

While in court last November, Fantasia took the stand and admitted not only to having been pregnant by Antwaun, but then aborting the unborn child.

Fantasia has a nine-year-old daughter from a previous relationship and this will be her first child with Antwaun.

[From Radar]

The thing about Paula and Antwaun’s marriage is that they really were still together when he started up with Fantasia. Like, Antwaun was still living in the same home as Paula, and Fantasia would call up and harass Paula when Antwaun wasn’t around. Reportedly, Fantasia would demand that Paula leave Antwaun and that she (Fanny) was the only one who could make Antwaun happy. So even if Antwaun began the affair with Fantasia under false pretenses, as the affair went on, Fantasia knew exactly what was going on.



Photos courtesy of WENN.

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

53 Responses to “Fantasia Barrino’s baby daddy is still married & his wife Paula is “really hurt””

Comments are Closed

We close comments on older posts to fight comment spam.

  1. Lisa says:

    This broad is disgusting. So besides calling the wife up asking for HER husband you get pregnant by him too? And he is a piece of sh*t of a man if you can call him that. They both deserve each other. PIGS!

  2. Katie says:

    This gal’s fifteen minutes were over a long time ago, and I’m sure she knows that. Most celebrity pregnancies nowadays are accessories/cries for attention, rather than a genuine desire for a family.

  3. SRM says:

    She is just gross, inside and out!

  4. Sloane Wyatt says:

    Fantasia is low. Harassing a man’s WIFE, unprotected sex, trying to kill yourself when pregnant, and then proclaiming Jesus is all right with all this, girl is a MESS and makes my stomach crawl.

    Ho sit down!

  5. Mari says:

    She’s only 27…? Damn, girl is hard livin’.

  6. Jackson says:

    Yuck. I feel like I need to shower in bleach after reading that. That woman is such a mess and I doubt having a baby and getting that winner of a man is going to help her get right. I think American Idol should consider doing some kind of competency evaluation before they put some of these singers on television and make them a ‘star.’

  7. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    This story is really confusing. So let me get this right. This man Fantasia is seeing is married but he is the process of getting a divorce a right? The man also says he was separated from his wife when he started seeing fantasia and now Fantasia is pregnant but thats wrong for some reason? Clearly He and Fantasia are dating, right? So whats the big deal. I don’t get this.

    If he is a cheating dog, why are people being so extreme against Fantasia? She didn’t do anything to earn the type of vile she is receiving and I didn’t even seem people talking about LeAnn Rimes this bad.

    Also there is no proof Fantasia called his wife at all. So people really need not to take the story so literally. Could I see Fantasia doing that? IDk and if she did there is another side to the story.

  8. mamalama says:

    One hot mess, coming up! What I want to know is WTF is that dress she’s wearing in the bottom two pictures. It doesn’t fit at all, and I think she’s braless, which really doesn’t help the situation. Nasty, in so many ways.

  9. Anon says:

    @Katie Fantasia never had a 15 minute clock of fame because (despite the fact that I don’t particularly care for her music) she does have a large fan base and is a good performer and has a lot of talent. As far as her situation, Karma is going to bite her in the ass. Well hell, it already has. I don’t see how she can get all upset over this MARRIED man, nearly kill herself over him (leaving her innocent daughter Zion motherless!), get an abortion only to get pregnant not even a year later! What was the point of her 1st abortion, then? Her self-esteem is in the gutter. I am utterly disgusted by this whole situation. I feel for Antwaun’s kids and ex, Fantasia’s little girl, and this unborn child!

  10. brin says:

    Just when you thought this story couldn’t get worse.

  11. Kali099 says:

    I think the hate arises from the fact that she testified that she did indeed have an affair with this man and aborted their unborn child. Now I believe he and his wife are seperated, so her getting pregnant is not as shocking…..but his wife has every reason to be hurt and Fanny is a mess regardless, I feel sorry for her daughter in all of this mess.

  12. tapioca says:

    No pics of the gentleman in question? Seriously he must be Thelma & Louise-era Brad Pitt-level hot with a schlong the size of the Washington Monument to be worth this cr*p!

    And don’t get me started on the example she’s setting for her daughter…

  13. Cammie says:

    Fantasia is DOING so much to keep this guy around, I hope she doesn’t try to kill herself again when bails or she catches him cheating.

  14. Lady Satan says:

    @Katie – Well said!

  15. Iggles says:

    Ugh. I have no words for this mess…

  16. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    @anon, “get an abortion only to get pregnant not even a year later! ”

    agreed! What has changed in that year? The man is still not divorced (and I’m not sure he ever intends to be)and IMHO she’s STILL not emotionally stable. She should focus on the child she has (that she selfishly tried to abandon when she attempted to off herself last year). What a selfish pig of a woman.

  17. Sigh. says:

    “…the original judge had to rescue herself.”

    That stand alone line made no sense, so I looked for the explanation: the divorce went thru (somehow “in favor” of Antwan, as stated), but was appealed. Why? Get this, because HIS lawyers previously represented the JUDGE in HER OWN divorce case. WTH? BWAH-HAHAHAHAHA!

    The sh!t just gets deeper and deeper…

  18. RHONYC says:

    in more heffa news… :-(

  19. GradStudentEatingHotPockets says:

    @Love Angelina

    I think it originally started off that they were NOT in the process of divorce, maybe having problems, but they were still living together and still married. I’m pretty sure that if they weren’t LEGALLY separated at the time (and instead were like, “psh you are pissing me off, we are separating”) then he did cheat on his wife. Legal separation would be completely different. I’m too lazy to look up if they were legally separated or not…bleh.

    Anywhozzle- I think a few things make people upset about this:
    1. She harassed the wife. It sucks enough that your marriage is going down the drain (whether you know it 100% or not)….why do you have to deal with the drama of having the jump off calling you, screaming at you, and making your life hell? Bleh.

    2. She “attempted suicide” while she was pregnant the first time around with his child. I put that in quotes because she took aspirin and some sleep medication and immediately called her friend who was like, down the block. That’s not a real attempt. That’s a cry for help/attention/something…but taking aspirin? No. (I know this because we have to talk about the SLAP method of assessing suicidality in class all. the. time.) So anyways, she was pregnant and then did that….and then aborted the baby. She tried denying that or something (or maybe didn’t come out with it until after someone questioned her about the timeline of events, IDK).

    To summarize- it’s a super sketchy situation and it makes everyone look like shit in this ordeal. She’s getting the brunt of the blame because she is responsible for not only herself but her unborn child and I’m assuming that really, really pisses people off that she is acting careless.

  20. 4Real says:

    What a nasty ghetto hoodrat…I just CANT with this HO….that is all.

  21. fabgrrl says:

    Well, sound like a sketchy situation all around. I’m not defending anyone here, BUT it sounds like this dude is publicly separated from his wife even if he is still technically, legally married to her. Divorces aren’t always quickly obtained. Also, I really feel like an abortion is a personal, private matter and we shouldn’t be discussing it.

  22. irishserra says:

    I have no hate for this sad girl, but I just don’t get the appeal. Her voice grates on my nerves and she just seems like some tacky messed up girl who is trying anything she can to stay in the fame game. Her current boyfriend sounds like a loser to me and in the end, it’s always the innocent ones who suffer for the actions of morons, the little children.

  23. NoFrank says:

    Since it appears to be mostly speculation, I won’t comment on the marital shenanigans involved…but I would like to know why those last two pictures look like she’s got a bag of ball bearings stuffed down the front of her dress?

  24. bitchbelying says:

    Maybe she;s dickmatized Kaiser! I mean this story is bizarre, What the hell is taking so long for this divorce to happen? This man has kids with this woman, what makes Fanny think he won’t do it to her as well Kaiser. Answer me that!

  25. Katie says:

    What a mess. I feel so sorry for the families who are getting tangled up in it, but considering this is taking place in North Carolina, the outcome of this situation could get even more interesting.

    I’m from NC and remember when a woman received a _ton_ of press for suing the alleged mistress that caused her divorce and won a sum of about 9 million dollars. I believe the case is still in appeals, but thanks to an old state law, this woman could be cleaning up big.

    If it’s found that Fantasia caused the termination of their marriage (which it sounds like it did) she could end up going sued because of alienation of affection.

    Here’s a story about the original case

    We’ll see how this whole thing shakes out.

  26. Truthful says:


    Well said Kaiser, Fannie Mae KNEW!!
    she’ll get hers and we’ll alllll see it.

  27. jay says:

    God love a duck, why in the holy hell would that wife want him??? Seriously. I’d be packing his shit, calling the Roto Rooter guy to root his ass outta the house, and moving the hell on.

    You can’t steal someone, by the way; they go of their own free will. Which means he has wanton disregard for his wife and she’s suffering from low self esteem to want to keep him or worse yet, degrading herself by carrying it all out in the public eye.

    As Ms. Sofia said, “He ain’t wurf it.”

    Ironic commentary, I guess, seeing as Fantasia played Celie…when she felt like it.;-)

  28. WOM says:

    #12 tapioca: HAHAHAHA!

    Why are Paula Cook and Antwaun still arguing over the date of separation? Does he have enough money to make all this hassle worthwhile? If Paula Cook establishes infidelity could she go after Fantasia for damages (ie alienation of affection)? Or is Paula Cook just trying to embarrass her husband and his lover?

  29. says:

    She is so trashy and ghetto. Ahhh, like I really wanted to root for her, after AI- beautiful voice, hard, poor childhood, she was illiterate (did she ever learn how to read now?), and she made a big triumph over her surroundings. But now, she’s just acting trifling, and it’s like she doesn’t care how truly lucky and blessed she was- she’s choosing some dirty, cheating, nasty MARRIED man over her fans. No one condones this, she’s being petty and nasty, and so many people have lost respect for her. It just amazes me that she chose that life over her music career. Fascinating.

  30. Sigh. says:

    ove Angelina:
    She constantly wants to bring God into this, but she apparently isn’t familiar with his rules or doesn’t feel they apply to her. I’m no bible-thumper, but off the top of my head, I can think of 3 of The 10 Commandments she’s busted wide open (no false witness, coveting neighbors’ stuff, and yes, no killing). She’s being a politician-styled hypocrite, but a dangerous one because of who she’s affecting in the process: her children (born and unborn).


    Don’t forget —

    She had his name clearly tattooed on her collarbone months after meeting/dating him while he was still married and working at TMobile and supposedly his marriage, then quickly had it covered up when she started getting grief about it

    She also put this all out on tv, whining, crying, and PRAYING OVER how she got caught up and *supposedly* broke up with him on her reality show (and note, he denied very little in his own deception, including a recent vacation with his wife while Fantasia was gone on business that she didn’t know about), just to be right back in the same spot with the same man less than a year later (but not about to be forclosed on)

    Then the “I have sinned, but Jesus forgives me” press junket she went on to make sure people bought her latest album even though TECHNICALLY she was “The Other Woman,” who is usually vilified (see Rachael Uchitel, Bombshell Whatsherwhozits)…I don’t think the suicide attempt *while pregnant* or the subsequent abortion was made public yet

    She said she was gaining weight *only* to play Mahalia Jackson when mentioning her obvious weight gain not even a month ago (while being already 3 mnths in)

    And all of this directly in the sight/presence of her own 9 year old daughter. TO THE iTUNES-BUYING PUBLIC, having HIM in any way/state/condition *seems* to be much more important than setting an example for the CHILD already present in her home, and will/won’t that always be the case? It’s the collective bad/selfish choices on HER PART (not God’s, not even Antwan’s) that can damage HER PUBLIC PERSONA/BOTTOMLINE. She has much more to lose than him, and many more people watching.

  31. Violet says:

    Antwaun is a disgusting pig. And Fantasia is even worse for pumping her system with drugs when she was pregnant last year just so she could cause some drama.

    I can’t believe they’ve been so careless as to conceive again, considering absolutely nothing has changed since the last pregnancy.

    I wish this trashy pair would get sterilized, since they’re obviously too dumb and/or irresponsible to use birth control.

  32. kibbles says:

    Yikes. Fantasia is a hot mess and is in no condition to raise a child right now. She is going to go OFF if this jerk ever dumps her for good, or, heaven forbid, cheats on her with another woman who isn’t his wife. What is up with these celebrities who have children with men who are married, have fathered children with numerous women, and are well-known cheaters (Alicia Keys and her baby daddy come to mind)? You have to be really desperate to settle for these type of men. I hope she gets it together for the sake of her child.

  33. the original bellaluna says:

    When will some women start choosing their children over a man?

    I don’t just mean her. There are usually stories in the news about a woman being charged with child abuse or endangering her child/ren for knowing their boyfriend/pimp/husband was abusing her child/ren and doing nothing about it.

    Ladies, when you become a mother, YOUR CHILD COMES BEFORE YOUR PIECE. PERIOD.

    (Her 9 year-old daughter is going to be all kinds of f*cked up, just you wait.)

  34. Blue says:

    I don’t feel sorry for either of these “women” they both know what is going on. This “man” is playing them both and they are both allowing it. So you get what you get. Only sympathy for the kids.

  35. mzjask says:

    her voice is annoying to me but i wanted to root for this chick when i thought she was all churchy and what not but just down right doin the dirty and havin no shame, When You Are A Mother?!!
    For Shame, FantasyLandia!!
    and this goes back to my: people need to be tested before they have kids to ensure they are stable enough to raise a friggin Human Life, UGHHHHHH!!!
    just goes to show, you can throw millions of dollars at some people; and they’re Still Trash.

  36. Nah, nah & nah... says:

    This child and her whole family perplex the bloody heck outta me and I was raised further down in the Dirty South than she ever even traveled til that first Idol tour.

    I can’t really comment ’cause I’m just plain old confused. I done seen plenty ‘o country highjinks but this whole clan just leaves me… (**insert speechless here**).

  37. Tina says:

    She’s having this man’s second child and he’s still not seperated or divorced. How pathetic. Then she claims to be Christian and sings about the Lord, but this is the type of life she decides to lead? Hypocrit! And I really do believe she’s been calling and taunting the wife. That’s how scum like this operate, but karma is going to going to get her. Also I hear the abortion she had last year wasn’t the first one. Wouldn’t surprise me one bit. Doesn’t she have money? Can’t she afford to get an IUD or something? Black women really need to stop having babies out of wedlock. This get’s you nowhere. Articles like this make me so proud to be a 23 year old black female who’s been married to her black husband for over a year now. I don’t have kids and no I’ve never had an abortion.

  38. Cheyenne says:

    You can take this trash (Barrino and Cook) out of the ghetto, but you’ll never get the ghetto out of them.

  39. LMS says:

    Girl’s not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

  40. Josephina says:

    Sad situation, actually.

    Antwaun Cook, in his current grandeur, is no one to write home about, be married to, have a baby with, be in love with, sacrifice for, let alone be seen with or fight another woman for his affection or his time.

    Fantasia and his not-soon-enough ex-wife Paula are truly emotionally and spiritually damaged women.

  41. It is ME!! says:

    ‘Tasia: You can do better than this guy. Stop being dickmatized!!

  42. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    @Tapioca… LMAO!! Hey when the schlong is talented…

    Just kidding.. kinda

  43. boo says:


  44. lexirei says:

    Wow. How childish, ghetto and classless can she get (calling the wife and harassing her)? On top of that, she’s already a mother! What a way to set an example. Girl needs some prayers right now.

  45. Nikki Girl says:

    She is really nasty and this so-called “relationship” is a joke.

  46. Dana M says:

    Utterly. Grossed. Out.

  47. Rainbow says:

    I looked up pictures of Paula, she’s much prettier than Fanny. And she gave that a*ho 2 sons, couldn’t he firsth divorce, then stick in other brods? What was fantasia thinking, when got down with Married man? If the love was so strong, they could wait till divorce. Fantasia has a lot to learn, how to be even an average Christian person. She had abortion and that may be not her 1th one? Shes a mess. Hopefully she lets this child to have life. Hope she gets it together

  48. Anonymous says:

    @Kaiser“…Like, Antwaun was still living in the same home as Paula, and Fantasia would call up and harass Paula when Antwaun wasn’t around.”

    Anyone else having flashbacks of Leann obsessively pursuing Eddie, riding by the house, making calls. It’s so sad to me that even knowing a man isn’t going to actually leave his wife for them, doesn’t stop them from trying.

    As a general rule, 96% of men having affairs have absolutely NO interest in leaving their marriages/breaking up their family for the ‘other woman’. It’s stupidity on the women’s part for not respecting themselves enough to demand a *real* relationship that has room to grow. This situation… Has cement poured over the flower-bed, so nothing is going to grow, period.

  49. Hakura says:

    @Kaiser“…Like, Antwaun was still living in the same home as Paula, and Fantasia would call up and harass Paula when Antwaun wasn’t around.”

    Anyone else having flashbacks of Leann obsessively pursuing Eddie, riding by the house, making calls. It’s so sad to me that even knowing a man isn’t going to actually leave his wife for them, doesn’t stop them from trying.

    As a general rule, 96% of men having affairs have absolutely NO interest in leaving their marriages/breaking up their family for the ‘other woman’. It’s stupidity on the women’s part for not respecting themselves enough to demand a *real* relationship that has room to grow. This situation… Has cement poured over the flower-bed, so nothing is going to grow, period.

  50. John Wayne Lives says:

    wow, what a bunch of winners.

  51. Miss.Dae2U says:

    I love Fantasia the only reason why people are coming down on her so bad is because she’s famous if she just was some random girl they wouldn’t give a damn one way or another what she did and who she did it with do I think people should leave her alone at the end of the day she still human and only GOD can judge her….