Fantasia Barrino, the 28-year-old singer, is opening up about the details concerning her controversial relationship with her son's father, Antwuan Cook.
Barrino, 28, made media headlines when she reportedly got into a relationship with Cook while he was still legally married, according to Global Grind. The pair reportedly met resistance during their public courtship, including Cook's estranged wife Paula looking to sue the "American Idol" singer, according to previous TMZ reports.
While Barrino was reportedly being sued by Cook's ex-wife, Paula Cook, for allegedly causing him to be unfaithful to the marriage, the singer is looking to clear up rumors about the matter.
"You only heard what you heard, you only got what you got. But you never got to see that real love and that relationship, that friendship that we had," Barrino recently told celebrity blogger Ifelicious. "They kept running with this whole knowledge thing, and she stole somebody from some woman…Well, if everybody really looks at it and goes and does their research, I won that case. So obviously, if I won that case, it never was what they said it was."
Despite the negative media reports about her, Barrino admitted that she still loved her son's father.
"But once something gets out there, people believe everything they hear, or they just put their own twist, their own spin to it…Regardless of what you say, he's still my son's father. I still do love him," she told Ifelicious. "No, we're not together, but he's still a great father, a great friend, and nobody's gonna change that. So I would have to say that this album is my way of letting go of a lot of things, letting go of a lot of things holding me back, the world mainly."
Barrino has revealed that she had to learn how to be friends with Cook after their relationship ended.
"Me and Antwaun, as of now, we are not together. I think it's the best thing for us all. We had to learn how to become friends again," Barrino said in the April 2013 issue of Sister 2 Sister magazine. "There was so much stuff that came out. We were all hurt along the way. There's trust issues. There's just a lot of stuff that kinda got put in the mix."