Barrino Aborted Lover’s Child Before Suicide Attempt

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November 23, 2010 | 6:15pm EST

Troubled singer Fantasia Barrino has stunned fans by confessing she aborted her married lover’s baby before attempting suicide in August.
The former American Idol winner survived a drug overdose and shocked fans by revealing the scare wasn’t an accident – she meant to take her own life.

And now, the R&B star has revealed she aborted boyfriend Antwaun Cook’s baby in the weeks leading up to her suicide.

Barrino was in court in North Carolina on Monday facing charges from Cook’s wife Paula that she was responsible for the breakdown of her marriage.

The singer testified that not only did she know Cook was married when she started dating him, but that she aborted their child.

Barrino had previously denied knowledge of Cook’s marital status.

Paula Cook is suing both her estranged husband and his lover, alleging the pair engaged in a year-long affair, which ended her marriage. Cook is reportedly considering suing Barrino by the Alienation of Affection law, which is only recognized in North Carolina and six other states. The law allows for an abandoned spouse to sue the party responsible for the failed marriage.