Hospitalized last week for a suicide attempt, Fantasia is forging ahead with previously planned promotional appearances for her new album, Back to Me, her label J Records confirmed in a statement to Us Weekly.
“I can’t thank my fans enough for their prayers and support during such a challenging time,” the star said in Monday’s statement. “It has given me the motivation to get back to work . . . I put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into this album and I pray that everyone enjoys it as much as I do.”
Paula Cook, the estranged wife of Tasia’s boyfriend Antwaun Cook, was photographed on Sunday outside of her church in Charlotte, North Carolina. Her lawyer Tamela Wallace tells People magazine that the 36-year-old school teacher is ‘humiliated’ by her husband’s affair with Teeny’s cheese plates debtor.
“She is saddened and disheartened by the end of her marriage,” divorce attorney Tamela Wallace tells PEOPLE. “She’s embarrassed, and humiliated and distressed by the lack of respect that was shown for her marriage by Ms. Barrino.”
Pictures surfaced Friday of the American Idol season 3 winner meeting with Antwaun Cook in a local Charlotte, N.C., park – and being filmed by video cameras presumably for her VH1 reality show, Fantasia for Real.
“It’s that kind of brazen behavior that Mrs. Cook has had to endure for the last 11 months, until June of this year,” Wallace says. “This is something that has caused her emotional distress, pain, anguish.” (continue reading)