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Fantasia's Married BF -- Time to Pack Up

8/16/2010 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Antwaun Cook -- the married man who was (and still might be) dating Fantasia Barrino -- collected a bunch of his belongings from his family home in North Carolina ... and got the hell out.

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According to reports, 26-year-old Cook has moved into a nearby apartment.

The move comes just days after Cook was seen canoodling with Fantasia while a camera crew documented the entire encounter ... perhaps for a reality show.

As we previously reported, Fantasia was recently released from the hospital, where she was treated for an overdose.  Days before that, Antwaun's wife, Paula Cook, had filed divorce papers .. citing her husband's allegedly "adulterous affair" with Fantasia.

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46.

Kimberly W.     

I do not beleive for one sec that she was 100% aware that he was married and if HE later told her then HE clearly should be looked at as the bad person.

I have much love for her and will keep supporting her as a the caring & truly loving person she has always shown to the world!!

I SUPPORT YOU FANTASIA!!!

1507 days ago
47.

Unknown    

Where Fantasia been is not important that's what is soooo wrong with the people in the world today. But what's important is where she is going. Focus on your own pass, screw heads. Fantasia I Love You. Keep your head up and I mean high.

1506 days ago
48.

Unknown    

The way a person looks,smells,or what level of education they have has nothing to do with anything. People cheat all the time married and single(b/f & g/f) but we seem to act like this is the first time. Love has no face,or age. Fantaisa and Mr.Cook do what ever you to feel that needs to be done. You can't take a person from another person. If they leave you for someone else they was that interested in you from the start. And by the way Fantasia you are still a beautiful persaon inside out.
I Love You Fantasia. Keep singing cause you got wut it takes.
Oh and for all the people that has so much love and feel so sorry for the wife if her HUSBAND would have paid his little phone bill or purchase his phone and left like he was there to do, it would've been Fantasia but it surely would have been someone else. And for all the DUMMIES marriage is not guarenteed unless God has put it together but, so many times we put ourselves with these men and women so take it as it comes.
Keep Rollin Tasia!!!!! And if you want him GO GET HIM GIRl!!!!!
And for the sneaky a** camera people they will play with the wrong people like that and get KILLED.

1506 days ago
49.

casandra    

This married man must be one of those down low brother's because Fantasia looks like a man. Maybe Cook enjoys men and Fantasia has that dude resemblance that he likes. When their sex tape comes out it won't profit. I don't think any one in their right sane mind would want to see Fantasia naked. Fantasia is very unattractive. She is one of the most ugliest people in Holly Wood. COOK either is gay or he is just looking to get paid and then leave the ugly duck that sings like a duck!

1506 days ago
50.

sheliza    

Just like women ....”go find your own man”. There are billions of guys whoz not married, hook up with one of them. Women smarten the hell up and if hez going to cheat with u!!...guess WHAT he's gona cheat on U. & when he does don’t act all stupid.

1506 days ago
51.

lasagna foster    

hello

1506 days ago
52.

truth    

TMZ How come you are not reporting the statement released from Antwaun Cook's attorney? I guess everything you reported so far would be contradictory!! You guys are full of crap!

1506 days ago
53.

JacobR    

Generally speaking, if your attorney is writing letters to news sites attacking (as a bad law) the tortuous offense you are alleged to have committed, as opposed to insisting you have not committed the tort in the first place, you are in deep shape (sic).
Granted when the initial alienation of affection statute was first adopted in New York in 1864, women were indeed considered property. On this basis, several states' high court have overturned this law such as in Missouri in 2003.
However, today defenders of the law have successfully argued in a number of states that alienation of affection, as long as it is equally applied to both men and women, is little more than a tortuous interference in a contract between two parties (i.e. a marriage)
For example-if an employer hires you under contract to perform a service that you are good at and a competitor of your employer lures you away from your contract to perform the identical service for them, they have committed a tort for which your first employer may rightfully bring suit seeking damages.
So goes alienation of affection.
A litigation friend of mine in North Carolina has not handled any alienation of affection cases directly, but has several acquaintenances that have and did make this key observation: many times pending high profile trials jury consultants are brought in to assist a litigant in empaneling a favorable jury. In the case of alienation of affection, especially where children are involved and represented in the complaint by their wrongfully scorned parent, the consultants insist there is no such thing as a sympathetic juror on this planet and the case should be settled at all costs.
Legislative defenders of the law say that is clear evidence the law is an effective deterrent against home wrecking. I guess the moral of the story is that if you have any net worth to speak of (and want to keep it in your possession) and want to be a paramour, avoid doing so in North Carolina, Illinois, Mississippi, New Mexico, Hawaii, South Dakota, & Utah.
One other aside, you don't have to actually BE the paramour to end up on the wrong side of this litigation. I have second hand knowledge of a case about to be filed in North Carolina against a woman that has been offering, for lack of a better term, jail house lawyer advice, to her friend's daughter in Georgia encouraging her to dump her husband. The North Carolina woman is not rich, but does own several pieces of property in North Carolina.
Under North Carolina's statute this is a valid tort. So here again, unless you are an attorney offering priviledges advice, watch not only what you do but also what you say because speech that could be construed as damaging to marital bans could be anything but free.

1505 days ago
54.

sweet    

leave the girl alone,she isnot the only in a realationship with a married guy,look at alicia keys,she was screwing swizz beat when he was married and got pregants inside of a marriage,she is trying to get her life and career back

1505 days ago
55.

froggy    

Every one is focused on everything but the left side of her body. "COOK" Is that her kids name. Hummmmmm

1500 days ago
56.

G-star    

yall need to shut the **** up about fantasia and get a life. dont none of yall know wat happend, yall stupid azz ****ing ****ed up n da head bitches always trying to put people down. for what??? shytt.. all yall dats talking about fantasia saying that she ghetto dis she ghetto that can kiss ha black azz because she came a long way. n she can kill all yall in singing talking shytt. whoa!!!! im so mad yall bytches gott me typing all kinds of foul shytt. @whamo... iff u want to tlk so much cramp aboutt fantasia thn show ur pic. so we can see how u look talking shytt. show urr face bro... all yall talking shytt bout fantasia just haters get a life get a hobbie o n find some confidence. peace, u inconsiderate bytches!!!!

1500 days ago
57.

G-star    

fANTASIA girl u are beautiful dnt let none of these people get to you!!! unlike all the other celebrities fantasia dont have personal trainers, plastic surgery being done every second of the day. can't yall simply see that fantasia is a real women n all women have diffrent bodie types and all bodie types are unique and beautiful in it's own way. and when you get to know someone you then forget how ugly or how pretty that person is.

1500 days ago
58.

LATOYA CARTER    

FANTASIA IS NOT TO BLAME REALLY, THE SO CALLED BOYFRIEND IS THE MAIN FOCUS. HE IS OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW RIGHT FROM WRONG,HE WANTED HIS CAKE AND EAT IT TOO. THAT PROBLEM WITH ALOT OF MARRIED MEN.I THINK IT MAKES THEM FEEL GOOD ABOUT THERESELVES WHEN THEY CAN HAVE MORE THAN ONE WOMAN AT AT A TIME. THAT'S JUST MEN IN GENERAL, IFEEL THEY ALL NEED TO GET THERESELVES TOGETHER AND USE ALL THE NEGATIVE ENERGY AND PUT IT IN SOMETHING POSITIVE. LIKE BEING BETTER ROLEMODELS TO THERE CHILDREN,SO STUFF LIKE THIS WONT KEEP REPEATING ITSELF.

1498 days ago
59.

DD    

I'm hoping that Fantasia is done with Mr. Cook. We keep talking about Alicia Keys but Alicia has more connections, more clout and has established a career. Mashonda Tifrere, Swizz's former wife, has plenty to say about Alicia being a homewrecker, but Alicia is powerful and rich. Fantasia is still struggling and taking care of family members. She's had some successes but she's not established yet. She cannot afford to do anything that would jeopardize her career. Antwaun Cook doesn't enough money to take care of her. There's not that much love in the world. She needs to put her daughter and herself first. I've seen several TV perfomances this week and she's done a great job. I don't think this was a publicity stunt. She really hurt herself with all that aspirin and sleeping pills, but I hope there are no more scandals. Her career CANNOT handle it.

1496 days ago
60.

Tyquisha    

my opinion is the wife would have never filed the report against fantasia if she wasn't a star, she is just trying to get money out of her. and it is not fantasia's fault that her husband came to her if she was doing wat she was supposed to be doing at home all this could have been avoided it goes both ways so get off of fantasia back people just love drama, half of yall men probably cheating on yall too but yet and still your sitting over the internet worrying about someone elses business.

1431 days ago
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