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LEGAL DRAMA: Court Finds Fantasia's Lover Was Separated From Wife During Time Of Affair?!

Fantasia got some really great news for the holidays as a North Carolina court found that her lover Antwaun Cook was indeed separated from his wife during their affair.  Deets inside...

 

RadarOnline.com reports that a North Carolina judge ruled in favor of Antwaun Cook in his divorce proceeding against ex-wife Paula saying the pair’s separation date was September 14, 2009 and not June, 2010, as Paula had claimed.  Not sure which standards rthe court used, but I'm sure Paula (and others) beg to differ.

This is great news for Fantasia, though, as it allows her to argue she did not willingly or knowingly bust up the marriage of Paula and Antwaun.  Paula had claimed Fantasia knew Antwaun was married and went after him anyway.

How this finding will play out on Paula’s plan to sue Fanny under North Carolina’s unique Alienation of Affection law is not known.  But it's looking pretty good for ya girl right now.   Wives Club 1, Homewreckers Association 0.

 

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Actually, you don't have to

Actually, you don't have to be separated (legally or physically) to get a divorce. Separation is not required by law in the United States.
Legal Eagle 's picture

It's not a seperation, per

It's not a seperation, per se' that they are talking about. It's the "waiting period" that most states require before being able to proceed with a divorce. In some places it's 30 days, others 60, and even some a year. During this time, you are still LEGALLY MARRIED. I think that's what these folks are referring to.
WhoAreYou's picture

That is not true. It depends

That is not true. It depends on what state you live in and if the divorce is contested or uncontested. There are some states that require a couple to be separated at least one year in order to complete or even file for divorce. North Carolina is one of those states.
Anonymous's picture

Ok well a year is a long ass

Ok well a year is a long ass time. I understand if he was dating someone before his divorce was final. Im not sure what the rules are in NC but generally if you are separated you are not living together and not having intercourse. So the judge ruled that he was separated in September not June that is a whole nine months! WTF would cause his wife to be unclear about that? The man was not in your house and you do not think you were separated. Ok well I think we need to give Fantasia a break.
DarkEmpress's picture

This ruling don't have shit

This ruling don't have shit to do with the fact that Fanny called his wife talking shit!
womnwitagoodman's picture

Well, there you have it

Well, there you have it haters. The judge has ruled. *BANGS GAVEL*
JN's picture

LOL!!!! This was a hard

LOL!!!! This was a hard lesson for her to learn. I hope she grows from this.
Bronze Duchess's picture

We all saw the pics of Ant

We all saw the pics of Ant and Fanny in Barbados waaay before this summer. And she got the tat around that time. I think Fanny definitely believed he was separated. I am inclined to believe he was separated otherwise he wouldn't have been fool enough to be photographed with Fanny way back when. He didn't seem like he was creeping.
SweetDivaT's picture

Go Fanny. Go Fanny. don't

Go Fanny. Go Fanny. don't give that bitch noth'n but a side eye!!
Anonymous's picture

lets hope paula wins in the

lets hope paula wins in the end. and all the heuxs on here that agree with fanny must be just as morally bankrupt as she! SISTAHS PLS GET SOME PRIDE ABOUT YOURSELVES! By: getitforyourself That is the BEST opinion Ive read....THANKS!!!!! At least someone with some damn standards
My Opinion.........'s picture

If they were legally

If they were legally separated (and a judge says they were) any woman who stepped, crept, walked, or danced into the picture, did so rightfully. If a man or woman does not want to be with the person they contracted to be with any longer, he/she can and should leave. There are consequences to breaking that contract, nonetheless the contract can be broken ethically and morally. I met a man three weeks ago who is legally separated from his wife (I looked it up in the court documents). If he wanted to date me, I would date him if they were working toward a divorce. I would not be wrong for dating him merely because the divorce is not finalized and she wants to maintain the marriage. Give me a break... When a person files for divorce, he/she must list first day of their separation. Why? Because bonds are severed after that date. You can have another lover and not be charged with adultery, you can earn income and they will be considered your assets and they will not be divided with your spouse, so on and so forth (laws slightly vary from state to state). People change and needs change. I had to accept that fact when my mom left my dad. I was initially upset, then I realized they were both unhappy and neither of their needs were being met. Let people be happy without disparaging them. Thanks!
Anonymous's picture

And all throughout that

And all throughout that "divorce process" and separation, you can best believe that he is screwing you AND his wife. Physical bonds may be severed, but those emotional bonds are not and being separated and/or divorce won't/can't do a thing about that. You Girlfriend, are being PLAYED!
Get it Together Black People's picture

YOU SOUND SILLY AS HELL! and

YOU SOUND SILLY AS HELL! and desperate, thirsty, hard up, hoe-ish, immature, and stupid. its women like you that are the problem and allow these men to get this kind of shh off. pls upgrade yourself queen. you deserve to be a mans number one not his side line heux.....everything on earth has needs that need to be met but you are a human being not a dog. you are supposed to be of a higher intelligence.
getitforyourself's picture

Huh? "silly, desperate,

Huh? "silly, desperate, thirsty, hard up, hoe-ish, immature, stupid, side line heux" - wow! How did you deduce those descriptions? People change, needs change. The man you're with or will be with, was prepared for you with the sweat and tears of another woman darling. Just live and you'll see.
Anonymous's picture

Blah, Blah, Blah. So why in

Blah, Blah, Blah. So why in the hell didnt you date him? Thats YOUR morals, NOT MINE. If a MARRIED man approaches me, I damn sure will not do a divorce/separated check to see if he is indeed telling the truth. That's a WASTE of MY time. Would you really? I not only wouldnt do it but I WILL NOT put myself in a soon to be divorced person. Anything could happen while they are seperated. Hell, sometimes thats best for the individuals to just step back and analyzes things before they do something drastic as a divorce. My parents taught me as a young lady to be aware and dont ACCEPT anything less than what you give. If Im a faithful, intelligent, respectable young lady that wants to be in a monogamous relationship. DO NOT ACCEPT a up to no good son of a whore that has no goals, principles, of want to be just my BABY DADDY. So dont give my the bullshit about being seperated and its alright. HELL NO, if IT REALLY OVER, and both parties agree it's over, and the INK IS DRY. THEN AND ONLY THEN will I converse back. Only then. I respected myself, him, and the WIFE. Seperated my ass.
My Opinion.........'s picture

I can't agree. I have friends

I can't agree. I have friends that have dated separated. Separated means moving on. Living in a different place etc. It happens a lot. My friends are teachers and doctors; and yes they are quality people. Good people. No one is trying to break up a home. But if the man is separated and living on his own he is fair game. My friends husband left her for another woman over a year ago. They live in separate places. The divorce is ongoing. And she finally started dating. Separated does mean something especially in states where divorces are not quick.
Anonymous's picture

If that's how you feel. Then,

If that's how you feel. Then, that's how you feel. I dont feel that if a man or woman is "seperated" then their fair game. Marriage is much different than boyfriend and girlfriend. My view is toward a woman or man, if your seperate from your spouse I (me) wouldnt want to touch that. Because, even though your "seperated", they may find it in their hearts to get back together. I dont want to be that rebound chick. I deserve better. Because I know who I am and what I want out of my mate. Besides, sometimes stepping back give a person a chance to see the big picture of where the marriage to a turn that landed them in that "seperated" space. I (me) just dont choose to date anyone that's "seperated", hell or even married. Tie your loose ends before you step to me with a "we can date" situation. That's ME, and how I like to do things. That man or woman deserve that much respect. Just like I deserve that respect from a man to handle their business and not come to me with ANY "seperated" bullshit. Hell, my daddy told me to stand for something, or you will settle for ANYTHING. Plus, ANYTHING you put out will always come back to you. I want to put out something good, to get a good thing back. It may not always work like that, but damn it's better than /sleeping with dating/seperated/married=someone else husband.
My Opinion.........'s picture

Your rant only goes to show

Your rant only goes to show broken homes breed broken children who believe that "broken" love is ok, so here you are dating married men as well. "I looked it up in the court documents." Serious? lol, girl stop. There are plenty of SINGLE men out there for you, keep the hope alive instead of being hopeless. You talking about man made laws, but God doesn't know anything about no "separation"...they are still MARRIED. Make all the excuses you want babe. HELLO! Goodbye.
Yeahno's picture

Everybody is making all these

Everybody is making all these negatives comments about Tasia...like yall so perfect...please half of yall proably already done had couple abortions in your lifetime. Thats her body and her choice...was she suppose to keep the baby...i mean rele...with everything thats going on , and finding out he lied to her...she would have looked even dummer walking around pregos by that nigga..im glad she did abort it....
Hollywood's picture

well dayum!

well dayum!
wtf's picture

PAULA LOOKS LIKE SHE HAD BEEN

PAULA LOOKS LIKE SHE HAD BEEN STEPPING OUT THE WAY THOSE KIDS LOOK UNLESS THEY ARE ADOPTED.
MEME's picture

Just glad it's over and Tasia

Just glad it's over and Tasia has been absolved in a court of law. Now, the PERSONAL demons she will have to deal with, about sleeping with a married man, that's a different story. Just further proof that women should wait until a man is DIVORCED before getting involved. Niggas lie.
WhoAreYou's picture

There are more Bible toting

There are more Bible toting Christians on a gossip site than in the church LMAO This is gossip. Everybody has skeletons in their closet or sitting on the livingroom couch. Sometimes it's interesting to peer into someone else's life. Sometimes it's just malicious jealosy. What's in your wallet?
Anonymous's picture

HA! I LOVE IT! oh and by the

HA! I LOVE IT! oh and by the way tasha wouldn't the score be: "Wives Club 0, Homewreckers Association 1"? #justsaying
WhoGonCheckMeBoo's picture

Focus on your career now

Focus on your career now Fantasia.
Dominican Queen's picture

Thank goodness its over...now

Thank goodness its over...now can we puhleez move on from this hot ghetto garbage!
lockstress's picture

LOL LOL LOL You couldn't have

LOL LOL LOL You couldn't have worded that better!
Lane 's picture

The last time I check many

The last time I check many marriages have to go through period of separation before divorce is legally granted in some states. Me think this wife was trying to get some revenge money from Fantasia simply because it was Fantasia. I know a couple who was separated for years because neither one wanted to file for divorce. They each left it up to the other. Then the husband found someone and wanted to get married and the wife hit the ceiling and accusing the woman her husband wanted to marry of being homewrecker..REALLY...In the meantime, while she was in her separated status for years she didn't have a problem going after and getting another married woman's man for her mate. Lesson learned, don't always be quick to judge simply because the wife cries foul on her husband. There is usually more to the story than meets the eye.
tellmeaboutit's picture

All Fannie has to do is find

All Fannie has to do is find his other lovers and hers as well during this "separation"...which her detectives are probably doing right now.
Anonymous's picture

KNock it off people...Im sure

KNock it off people...Im sure they were separated and the WIFE got upset because it was Fantasia ( she probably wasnt the 1st woman Antwan step out with-I know a few people who are legally married but has lived totally separate lives for years. THE WIFE want to walk away looking like she didn't know a thing and she is so innocent- she brought this information to light and decided to sue out of spite- she probably don't even want Antwan she just wants revenge and nobody else to have him...its time to move on from this- IF THE MAN DIDNT CLAIM HIS WIFE ON NATIONAL TV then its most likely because they were over- The wife should have handled her business quietly....and as women we need to stop acting like THE WIFE is always the INNOCENT ONE because in most cases she is not!
heisafool's picture

KNock it off people...Im sure

KNock it off people...Im sure they were separated and the WIFE got upset because it was Fantasia ( she probably wasnt the 1st woman Antwan step out with-I know a few people who are legally married but has lived totally separate lives for years. THE WIFE want to walk away looking like she didn't know a thing and she is so innocent- she brought this information to light and decided to sue out of spite- she probably don't even want Antwan she just wants revenge and nobody else to have him...its time to move on from this- IF THE MAN DIDNT CLAIM HIS WIFE ON NATIONAL TV then its most likely because they were over- The wife should have handled her business quietly....and as women we need to stop acting like THE WIFE is always the INNOCENT ONE because in most cases she is not!
heisafool's picture

i agree

i agree
LADyl's picture

KNock it off people...Im sure

KNock it off people...Im sure they were separated and the WIFE got upset because it was Fantasia ( she probably wasnt the 1st woman Antwan step out with-I know a few people who are legally married but has lived totally separate lives for years. THE WIFE want to walk away looking like she didn't know a thing and she is so innocent- she brought this information to light and decided to sue out of spite- she probably don't even want Antwan she just wants revenge and nobody else to have him...its time to move on from this- IF THE MAN DIDNT CLAIM HIS WIFE ON NATIONAL TV then its most likely because they were over- The wife should have handled her business quietly....and as women we need to stop acting like THE WIFE is always the INNOCENT ONE because in most cases she is not!
heisafool's picture

Fanny isn't off the hook yet.

Fanny isn't off the hook yet. All Paula has to do is to say that that the separation was temporary and that they were trying to reconcile and work out their problems, until Fanny showed up.
Get it Together Black People's picture

This is not true. Once you

This is not true. Once you are separated from your spouse, with no intent to return, you can engage in another relationship. Please check the law in your state, kindly. This really sounds like your opinion. Please let us know if it is your opinion or if you're stating fact. If your statement is a fact, please provide your source. I'm interested in it.
Anonymous's picture

No this is not my opinion, it

No this is not my opinion, it is the law in North Carolina. I suggest you look it up. Separation dates are taken into consideration, and yes, people are allowed to engage in a side relationships if there really is not an intent to reconcile. However, if Paula can prove that during their time of separation, there WAS an intent to reconcile (if he was coming around, they were doing things together, marriage counseling, sleeping together, etc...) but Fanny interfered during that reconciliation time, a judge most indeed can rule in Paula's favor. Just because someone is separated and (foolishly) decides to engages in a side relationship before the final divorce, does not automatically let them off the hook for Alienation of Affection laws.
Get it Together Black People's picture

Ok again how is Fanny suppose

Ok again how is Fanny suppose to know this if he's telling her her something different. People are acting like he told her from jump he's married...he didn't he told her he was seperated. How is this her fault???
Ridingfinest's picture

why do pedophiles,

why do pedophiles, homewreckers, athletes, politicians, etc continue with their bad, illegal, immoral, heux-type, disgusting behavior....bc theyre not held responsible & the consequences are not severe enough!!!!!!!!!!!!
tosha's picture

its called SEPARATION!

its called SEPARATION! ugh...smh... regarding of the situation. IMO u should WAIT until ur divorce is final...it just seems like the SANE thing to do! a marriage is a very serious vow to some1 and people do not take it seriously....esp when assets and kids etc r involved. i mean u seriously cant wait??! besides, after a marriage, u should be SPENDING TIME WITH YOURSELF! i mean, i just doesnt even make sense logically even if you're not a spiritual person! but whatever. usually people who dont take marriage and the personal consecration time (separation time) to themselves have no business getting re-married and they usually do...not...last. they dont learn from the first situation and thats exactly what the case was here!
myMAMAsaid's picture

Natasha, this breaks your

Natasha, this breaks your heart, I am sure. You will probably be calling your "sources" and stirring up more bad gossip about Fantasia. Only if you put this much thought into weight loss and spell check.
Anonymous's picture

Tsk tsk, you got jokes but in

Tsk tsk, you got jokes but in the mean time Tasha is laughing all the way to the bank. You're trying to diss her but at the same time you're making her bank account grow! None of this changes the fact that Fantasia is a bird!
Real Talk's picture

Unlike you I am not concerned

Unlike you I am not concerned about about her bank account and if it grows, GOOD for her. Fantasia's bank account grows too. If you would get off blogs, yours could grow too. Whether Fantasia is a bird or not, she is doing much better than you - that fact wont change!
Anonymous's picture

"If you would get off blogs,

"If you would get off blogs, yours could grow too." - says the person blogging them damn selves. Not the brightest crayon in the box are you? ROTFL at your simple ass!
Real Talk's picture

Well ya should be because

Well ya should be because your insults toward Tasha only means dollars for her! LMAO You obviously salty talking about her weight and such. I'm on break from school and while I'm blogging, my bank account increases regardless because my husband is at OUR restaurant making that cash! Granted Fantasia might be financially better off. However I'm an intelligent, talented, beautiful sister who knows her self worth with my OWN man and zero children out of wedlock! Fanny can't say the same (with exception of talent that is). As to who is doing better? Hmm just depends on what you value dear. Simpletons I swear. I guess the saying is true "BIRDS of a feather flock together". So it makes perfect sense for you to take up for a fellow BIRD! That is all.
Real Talk's picture

It took you all those replies

It took you all those replies to answer my 1 post? LOL. Clearly because you felt the need to run down your "schedule," tells me that you have no life and are doing nothing. Go get a job, honey.
Anonymous's picture

Good for u Fanny..That Bitch

Good for u Fanny..That Bitch just wanted your money..and for those who say if u are separated u are not suppose to have a life..that is a load of crap...I know people u've been separated for over 5yrs now..are u saying they should wait in the mist? Whatever
Deh Yah's picture

I'M GLAD FOR FANNI....YOU ARE

I'M GLAD FOR FANNI....YOU ARE SO RIGHT Deh Yah......ALL SHE SAW WAS $$$$$$$.....MERRY CHRISTMAS BURRINO FAMILY.........
Anonymous's picture

if having a "life" means not

if having a "life" means not being single that person SERIOUSLY needs to not be dating and get some help! there is LIFE outside of being hooked up on somebody..
myMAMAsaid's picture

I'M GLAD FOR FANNI....YOU ARE

I'M GLAD FOR FANNI....YOU ARE SO RIGHT Deh Yah......ALL SHE SAW WAS $$$$$$$.....MERRY CHRISTMAS BURRINO FAMILY.........
Anonymous's picture

I'M GLAD FOR FANNI....YOU ARE

I'M GLAD FOR FANNI....YOU ARE SO RIGHT Deh Yah......ALL SHE SAW WAS $$$$$$$.....MERRY CHRISTMAS BURRINO FAMILY.........
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