Fantasia says she's pregnant -- is Antwaun Cook the father?
This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
Fantasia Barrino is pregnant, she announced onstage during a charity concert Sunday in Florida, but she hasn't yet given up the name of the baby's father.
Could it be, hmm, Antwaun Cook, the singer's on-again, off-again boyfriend? The one whose estranged wife, Paula, labeled the singer a homewrecker last year in a divorce battle that turned ugly? Back around the time Fantasia attempted suicide?
Heavens, we hope so.
"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," Fantasia said as she led into a song at the Jacksonville show, TheYBF reported. "This child that I am carrying -- God has given me this child. And I don't have to hide it from none of y'all."
Fantasia was photographed with a possible baby bump back in June, when she and Cook were spotted vacationing in Barbados. Looks like they enjoy the island lifestyle: They also made a trip there in January, when she hit the Barbados Music Awards.
Guess the breakup captured for her reality show, "Fantasia for Real," didn't stick.
The single-mom singer's "American Idol" journey -- she won the show's third season -- was full of references to her first child, daughter Zion, who turns 10 this month.
[For the record, 5 p.m. Dec. 14: Antwaun Cook's first name was misspelled as Antwuan in the original headline on this post.]
-- Christie D'Zurilla
Photo: Fantasia Barrino in August 2010. Credit: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times