Now this is tragically sad. When American Idol alum Fantasia Barrino tried to commit suicide with a mixer of aspirin and sleeping aids, she did so just a day after her daughter’s ninth birthday. Making for happy family b-day memories? Not so much. Fantasia’s daughter is Zion Quari Barrino and just turned nine on Sunday. Fantasia has raised her as a single mother. All Zion has is her mom, so why would Fantasia do something as selfish as try to end her own life when she has a young girl depending on her?
Fantasia was apparently “totally overwhelmed by the lawsuit and the media attention” as a result with her affair with a married man. But even though she was “heartbroken” and under so much stress, her daughter who JUST turned nine should have been on the forefront of her mind.
Fantasia became pregnant with Zion when she was just sixteen. Reportedly Fantasia was raped by a classmate and after the traumatic event found she was with child. She dropped out of high school and has since tried to support her and her daughter. The alleged father of the child has no presence in Zion’s life, for good reason. But fortunately Fantasia’s mother helps raise Zion.
Check out this YouTube video of Fantasia’s daughter from the Fantasia For Real reality show.
One wonders how Fantasia will explain all this to her daughter. Hopefully Fantasia will learn from the experience and will remember that it’s not just her but her daughter she needs to take care of.
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