With Fantasia Barrino having been released from the hospital following her overdose on aspirin this week (manager Brian Dickens says his client "has been lifted up by the outpouring of love and support from her fans"), celebrity gossip followers are left with one question:
Who, exactly, is Antwaun Cook?
This married man is at the center of the Fantasia drama, as a recent statement from the singer acknowledged an 11-month relationship him, one that definitely included matching tattoos and may have included a sex tape, at least according to Antwaun wife, Paula.
Here's what we can tell readers about Antwaun Cook:
- He met Fantasia while managing a T-Mobile store in Charlotte.
- The singer was interested in him because he was not in the music industry. "He's just a regular dude," she told People months ago.
- He's an East Carolina University graduate and former member of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.
- He obtained his real estate license in 2006 and joined the firm Keller Williams Realty this month.
Despite Fantasia supposed belief that Cook and his wife separated last year, legal documents confirm they only started living apart in June 2010. They also have two kids together.
Barrino could also be in extra trouble due to the location of her residence: North Carolina is one of seven states that allows a party to sue a "home wrecker."