Fantasia’s post-abortion suicide attempt

I’ve not followed the life and times of Fantasia Barrino, American Idol’s 2004 Season 3 winner.

But when I read the tragic revelation last week that Fantasia attempted to kill herself in August following an abortion, I brought myself up to speed.

Little did know the backstory when originally reporting Fantasia’s suicide attempt, particularly when writing she “once chose life – when faced with an unexpected pregnancy.”

That was in 2001, when Fantasia, a 17-yr-old unmarried high school drop out, gave birth to daughter Zion (pictured, left, with Fantasia last week).

Nine years later, at the height of fame and in the midst of an adulterous affair, Fantasia chose otherwise for her next unexpected pregnancy.

Details came out during a child custody hearing November 22 between Fantasia’s former lover, Antwaun Cook, and his estranged wife Paula.

Paula filed for divorce in August and is seeking alimony and custody of the couple’s 2 children. Paula has also filed a lawsuit against Fantasia for “violating North Carolina’s obscure ‘alienation of affection’ law,” quoting, “which allows a spouse to sue their partner’s mistress – and refused Barrino’s $100,000 settlement offer.”

Soap opera writers could not have created a more ghastly scenario for details of the abortion and suicide attempt to emerge, while Fantasia was being cross-examined on the witness stand.  Read the transcript and hear audio at

And, incredibly, much of the bud-to-bloom-to-demise of the romance between Fantasia and Antwaun, a T-Mobile salesman, played out during the 2nd season of Fantasia’s tv reality show, Fantasia for Real.

At the time Fantasia claimed she thought Antwaun was separated from his wife when she began her relationship with him. Apparently Paula wouldn’t settle for the $100k because she wants Fantasia to admit she knew Paula and Antwaun were still living together. Here’s what may turn out to be a sham “reality” come clean scene from the show. Sorry about the ad… necessary evil….

Such a sad mess.

While pro-aborts like to deny a link between suicide and abortion, it is well documented. No surprise, I notice the other side has been silent on Fantasia’s acknowledgment.

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12 thoughts on “Fantasia’s post-abortion suicide attempt”

  1. Life can be so strange sometimes – she has a baby when she’s seventeen years old and a regular person, and then when she’s rich and already knows she can raise a child she has an abortion. I’m not saying that as a judgment, just commenting on how life can be weird.

    It says in the transcript that she wrote him a letter saying she wanted to be the mother of his children (someday) after she’d had the abortion. It appears he didn’t know about the pregnancy until after the abortion, either. The whole thing is just so sad.

  2. Dear Fantasia – Please find someone you can pray with, to help you with your walk with the Lord.  You know He wants only good for you and you won’t go wrong following his lead.   God love and keep you close. Now sing a song of PRAISE to him for your gift!

  3. What makes it so hard for someone to guard her heart? Why enter a relationship with a married/separated man?

  4. “Why enter a relationship with a married/separated man?”

    For the life of me, I don’t understand why women do it over and over. Do they secretly hate “the other women”? They need to just say NO when faced with that temptation!

  5. Janet and Cranky,

    Think emptiness, loneliness and a self hatred that leads you to be in relationships that can only lead to more heartache.  I think a lot of women reach a point where they are so desperate for love they just don’t care anymore. They don’t care who they hurt, especially themselves.

  6. They need to just say NO when faced with that temptation!

    And there certainly is a great deal of temptation out there.  I mentioned that I am on a website for “mature” singles.  I lost count of the number of men who have contacted me admitting they are married or in a LTR, and just want to fool around.    Yes, sometimes I get lonely, but I’m not that desperate.  I have no desire to be what some (rather crudely) call a “side piece!”

  7. Phillymiss,
    Praying you find someone who loves and respects you for the wonderful person you are.  You deserve no less!

  8. My heart breaks for her.  I pray she encounters Jesus in such a way that will heal her heart.  May God use this terrible situation for the good of others.  Her story is so similar to so many others.  It breaks my heart…

  9. Watched her show only after the abortion revelation. Its so hard to see her after her suicide attempt weeping and saying that it wasn’t just her lover that caused her to try to kill herself. She just can’t bring herself to say it.
    Fantasia, i hope you find forgiveness, peace, healing…and joy.

  10. This is so unbelievably sad in so many ways.
    A marriage broken. A baby dead. A woman and mother whose life is also shattered.
    I pray for peace and healing for Fantasia but it won’t come unless she drastically changes her life. Live a chaste life and best thing to do: get out of the entertainment business.

  11. Janet  December 2nd, 2010 at 2:10 pm
    “Why enter a relationship with a married/separated man?”

    “For the life of me, I don’t understand why women do it over and over. Do they secretly hate “the other women”? They need to just say NO when faced with that temptation”


    Janet and Cranky,

    Short answer:  HUMANS ARE STUPID!

    The afflicition is not peculiar to any specific gender or sexual orientation.

    But the good news is ‘God can fix ‘stupid’.

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