Update-American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino confirmed the unsurprising news that she is indeed pregnant. While performing at a charity event in Florida for inner city children, Fantasia made the impromptu announcement. Fantasia suffered major backlash when reports surfaced that she was dating Antwaun Cook while he was married to Paula Cook. Paula subsequently sued Fantasia for infringing on her marriage. Fantasia was later hospitalized for attempting suicide over the intense scrutiny.
Many believed Fantasia had moved on from Antwaun and began her life anew with her daughter, Zion. However it wasn’t long before new pictures surfaced of Antwaun and Fantasia vacationing in Barbados. There was an obvious weight gain on Fantasia in the photos but her reps had previously stated the weight gain was for a movie role as Mahalia Jackson.
This past weekend at the opening of the Riverview Apartments in Jacksonville, Florida, Fantasia told the crowd quite candidly,
“….for a while I walked around figuring out what will they say and what will they think about me. But now I tell you I don’t live my life for folk. This child that I’m carrying, God has given me this child. And I don’t have to hide it from none of y’all.”
Fantasia, much like Lauryn Hill did not announce the father of her child, but unlike Lauryn, Antwaun Cook isn’t popping up on Twitter denying their relationship. Watch the clip below: