Fantasia's Married Beau Defends Her From Wife's Allegations


Aug. 18 2010, Published 5:15 a.m. ET

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Chivalry isn’t dead just yet.  Antwaun Cook, who recently reported had reunited with Fantasia Barrino as she recovers from her suicide attempt, is speaking out to defend the American Idol winner from his wife’s allegations that she broke up their marriage.

"Antwaun would be remiss not to address the criticism and judgment he has received," Cook's lawyer, Nicole Sodoma, said Wednesday in a statement to People.

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"He knew Fantasia Barrino but the failure of his marriage can in no way be blamed on anyone except the two people that were a part of the union – Paula and Antwaun."

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Paula, who has two kids with Antwaun, recently filed a complaint against Fantasia whom she claimed knowingly had an affair with Antwaun despite his married status.

"Paula and Antwaun expected their marriage to stand the test of time," Sodoma continued. "Unfortunately, like many marriages, it did not turn out as planned. In late summer 2009, after years of discussion, the parties separated with the intention of no longer being married."


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