Oh, Fantasia. I want to be happy for you, I really do. I want to believe that your babydaddy really is done with his "estranged" wife and that he'll be there for you and everything will work out and it'll be the happy ending you always dreamed of ... but I have my doubts.
My skepticism surrounding Fantasia Barrino and her future with boyfriend Antwaun Cook -- the two are expecting a baby in December -- isn't merely because Cook is still technically married to his wife Paula. It's because this isn't the first time Fantasia has been pregnant with Antwaun's baby ... and things didn't go so well the last go-round.
When Antwaun got Fantasia pregnant last year, he wasn't "estranged" from Paula. In fact, the marriage was important enough to Antwaun for it to be necessary for Fantasia to get an abortion so his wife wouldn't find out about his affair.
Now, I don't know for sure if Fantasia wanted to have that baby or not, but the way she announced her pregnancy with this baby leads me to believe that maybe she did: "God has given me this child. And I don't have to hide it from none of y'all."
So if she did want that first baby with Antwaun, and went ahead with the abortion for the sake of his wife ... well, isn't that just a slap in the face! No wonder Fantasia ended up trying to commit suicide at one point during the affair. She must have felt completely worthless. Most likely Antwaun was filling her head with all the classic married man promises: I'm gonna leave her, baby, I really am, I just can't do it yet. You're the one I want to be with, I swear. Oh, you're pregnant with my baby? Yeah, that's great ... but maybe now's not the best time, because of my wife. Why don't you get rid of this one and then we can have another one next year?
It makes me sick. Man up, Antwaun, and make your choice. Pregnant women need all the support they can get -- it's a challenging enough time without all the drama Fantasia is going to have to deal with. And I know a lot of people are going to get all cranky with me for saying that Fantasia needs support because she's a "home-wrecker" and she made her bed and now she has to lie in it and blah blah blah, but I don't care. It still makes me sad to see a mom-to-be struggle this way.
Do you think Fantasia's relationship with her baby's father will work out?
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