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Fantasia Barrino Pregnant With Married Boyfriend’s Child, Causes Chaos on Mahalia!

American Idol Season 3 winner Fantasia Barrino is in the midst of a whirlwind of controversy after announcing she's pregnant — by her boyfriend Antwaun Cook, who is married to someone else!

Fantasia was set to play the lead in Mahalia!, a bio pic about Queen of Gospel Mahalia Jackson, but now the fate of the film is in question, reports the New York Post. Fantasia's pregnancy — which she hid for four months, blaming the weight gain on preparation for the role — has obviously wreaked havoc on the flick's filming schedule, and the delay may force director Euzhan Palcy off of the project.

On top of that, the whole having-a-child-out-of-wedlock-with-a-married-man thing makes some of the film's bigwigs question Fantasia's suitability for the role. “The family thinks if Fantasia plays the role, it’s going to sully the name of Mahalia,” executive producer Adrian Taylor dished to the Post.

There is still some hope for Fantasia, however, as a representative of the Mahalia estate had a different story: "I’m not really aware of any objections that the heirs have to the casting of Fantasia."

The bigger question may be if Fantasia will even want the role if it means jumping back into filming while she has a newborn at home.

Source: New York Post

10.7.2011 / 07:02 PM EDT by Rebecca Martin
Related: American Idol, Gossip, Fantasia Barrino

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