Fantasia Monique Barrino commonly known simply as Fantasia, is an American R&B singer and actress, who rose the fame as the winner of the third season of he reality show American Idol, in 2004. She released her debut single I Believe, which debuted at number on the Billboard Hot 100. Fantasia Barrino was an early favorite in the competition, due to her impeccable rendition of Tina Turner’s Proud May. Her interpretation was one of the most impressive in the history of the show. Since the American Idol chapter has ended her career went on an upward scale and was crowned with success.
In terms of her personal life Barrino published a memoir, dictated to a freelance writer, titled Life is Not a Fairytale. The book became a New York Times best seller, reaching number seven on the list. In it, she revealed that she is functionally illiterate and was thus unable to read the text of contracts she signed or to read to her then four year old daughter. In 2006, following the release of her autobiography, Barrino’s father sued her for $10 million after she said unflattering things about him in the book that he claimed were false. Lately, things have not been great for Fantasia. In March, she gave birth to a baby, with boyfriend Antwaun Cook, but one of the online tabloids has exclusively learned the father is having second thoughts and is actively pursuing his estranged wife, Paula Cook. According to a family insider, Antwaun regrets giving up on Paula and their two children and while Paula is very hurt by what he did to their family, she is not staying away from him either.
Fantasia is having a tough time right now, because she does not want to reveal the name of the father. Even so, she has been linked on and off to Cook who has been separated from his wife. What many people do not know is that the winner of the third season of American Idol even attempted suicide in August 2010, after Paula Cook named her in an alienation of affection lawsuit calling her a home wrecker. In November of the same year, Fantasia testified in family court about her relationship with Cook, and in August she announced she was pregnant delivering the news to a concert audience while she was onstage. Fantasia Barrino decided not to give the newborn son the last name of his father.