Joseph Barrino: Fantasia Barrino’s Father

August 10, 2010

Meet Joseph Barrino. He is Fantasia Barrino’s father. The American Idol Season Three winner has definitely had a rough week. However, the singer’s dad reassures everyone that she will be okay. Find out more details and see photos and a video right here.

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Allegations of ruining a marriage, accused of doing the nasty on tape, an alleged overdose and now a rumored suicide attempt? Wow, let’s hope Fantasia can get through this. She will, if she believes! Be sure to check out pictures and videos below!

As a biography, not much is known about Joseph Barrino. He is most-known as Season Three American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino’s father from North Carolina.

Well, initially, Fantasia’s condition was first reported as a possible overdose, whether it was accidental or intentional was to be determined. However, now RadarOnline reports that it was, in fact, an apparent suicidal attempt made by the former American Idol star.

From his Greensboro, North Carolina home, Fantasia Barrino’s father, Joseph Barrino, reassures us that “She’s doing fine.” But really…is she?

It is said that police responded to the scene and found Joseph Barrino’s daughter in the closet. The American Idol champ was rushed to a nearby to Mercy South Hospital at Carolinas Medical Center in Pineville, North Carolina. Seriously enough, law enforcement categorized her condition as a “suicide/overdose” stating that Barrino “suffered possible internal injuries” after allegedly overdosing on medication.

It was Barrino’s manager, Brian Dickens, who claims that after the singer received documentation filed by Antwaun Cook’s wife, Paula Cook, she allegedly overdosed on medication and prompted him to immediately call 911 for help, which police described as a “suicide attempt call”.

A spokesperson for the star released a statement, it reads:

“Fantasia is a fighter and a survivor. This is not the hardest thing Fantasia has endured. Fantasia will be stronger, smarter and better for it.”

Let’s hope so. It is said that Paula Cook reportedly filed for divorce from Antwaun on Monday, accusing them both of an alleged love affair. I guess the entire situation became too real and overwhelming for the star which ultimately lead to her self-destruction.

You may leave your best wishes for Joseph Barrino, Fantasia Barrino’s father, and her entire family in the comment box, as well as the singer herself. Hopefully the singer can get well and live up to her “Idol” status. Be strong girl! Also, see photos and a video right here.

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Photos: Wiggins/Chris Rutherford/Johnny Louis

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5 Responses to “Joseph Barrino: Fantasia Barrino’s Father”

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    Jeanette Says:

    What a nightmare for the Barrino family, most especially to her parents. Be strong for your little girl Fantasia!

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    Starpel Says:

    Much Love for Fantasia & Her Family and the Cooks Family

    People dont be too quick to judge. She is human. We all are and no one is without imperfections or fault. We are praying for all. It is not the end of the world. If Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant, Magic Irv Johnson, Chris Brown, Rhianna, Alica Keys, Kendra Williams, Kim Kardashian, etc can make it through and come out ahead of the game certainly with good people around, great legal action and advisors, and of course prayer she will be just fine.
    We Love you Fantasia You are the focus attack for news until another celebrity life struggles tops your current trial. Chin up you wont be the focus for long because this is not what some have blow it up to be without having the intimate facts.

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    Maranda Says:

    The only differene between the stars and ordinary people is the fact that their problems play out in the media, whereas ours don’t. No one should point fingers at no one else considering everyone has a past and present.Keep your head up Fantasia! Be strong for your daughter! Trust God to see you through in this one! Critics have problems of their own that need correcting, but it makes them feel better to point out others mistakes!But sadly, it doesnt change anything for them! Stay strong Fannie!

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    Kathy Says:

    “He who is without sin … cast the first stone.” “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”
    My prayers will be for the speedy recovery of Fantasia’s mind and body. I’m also praying for her family as well.
    This is light stuff for you Fantasia. I’m a witness, “There is NOTHING that will separate you from the LOVE of God!”

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    Joan Says:

    Has to be so tough right now.. hope they can all pull together for her. Remember that she won a talent contest and was suddenly thrust into the spot light… it’s not like she groomed to be a star like Christina Aguilera… this is hard.