Fantasia Barrino may be pregnant, as MediaTakeOut.com reports. The site allegedly learned this info from an insider working on Fantasia Barrino’s new VH1 reality show, where she supposedly discusses being pregnant on camera. So Fantasia may be trying to keep the news that she’s pregnant secret until her reality show airs.
So did Fantasia attempt suicide not only because of the negative attention she got from dating a married man (Antwaun Cook), but also because she knew she was pregnant with his child? It’s always possible, and if she is pregnant right now, one has to wonder just how much her recent suicide attempt, an aspirin overdose, will affect her unborn child. It’s hard to say until the baby is born, but hopefully her overdose didn’t cause too much damage; as TMZ reports, she and Antwaun Cook were photographed being followed by TV cameras just one day after her attempted suicide, possibly for her new reality show.
Then there’s always the possibility that a scenario I’ve heard from many women happened here: Fantasia Barrino found herself in the hospital for one reason and discovered she was pregnant during her stay there. Let’s just hope this is case, because an attempted suicide while being pregnant might make an already suffering Fantasia face another big backlash from the same fans who frowned upon her dating a married man (however, according to People magazine , Fantasia contends that she was told Antwaun Cook was separated when the two started seeing each other).
If she is pregnant, this wouldn’t be Fantasia’s first child; she gave birth to daughter Zion in 2001, when she was just 17. A few years later, the single mother overcame all odds to become the youngest winner of ‘American Idol’ at age 19 and was thrust into the spotlight.
Since then her star has waxed and waned, but she’s definitely become a hot topic once again (perhaps more so than during her ‘American Idol’ days). But with the drama surrounding her dating a married man, her attempted suicide, the possibility that she’s pregnant, and having to promote her new album, hopefully Fantasia Barrino can handle being thrust further into the spotlight by heading back to what got her here to begin with: a reality show. Pregnant or not, her ongoing journey in front of the camera is not going to be an easy one.