Overdose on Love: Fantasia Barrino's Quandary

Fantasia Barrino arrives at the 51st annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles in this February 8, 2009 file photo. American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino overdosed on aspirin and sleeping pills after finding herself in the middle of an ugly divorce involving a married man, celebrity website TMZ reported on August 10, 2010.   REUTERS/Danny Moloshok/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT PROFILE HEADSHOT)

We're all prone to the difficulties of love -- including singing sensation Fantasia Barrino, who was just recently reported to be hospitalized as a result of an accidental overdose.

According to ABC's report, Barrino, who was in an 11 month relationship with Antwuan Cook,  just received the news of being responsible for breaking up his marriage, which he had kept a secret from Barrino.

While it was stressed that the overdose was an accident (a mix of exhaustion with taking too much aspirin), Barrino's overdose makes an interesting comment on issues of infidelity and what can affect people in issues of love and relationships...

The news of Barrino's love and relationship issues comes in light of a lawsuit, which accuses her of causing the break-up of Cook's marriage (attributed in part to a sex tape). In response to the situation, her manager Brian Dickens was quoted as saying that Fantasia, who was affected by several factors, is uncertain of where she stands now. "Fantasia does not know what to believe now," Dickens was quoted as saying. "She knows some of the allegations in Mrs. Cook's complaint
are totally false. There are others she strongly doubts. There is
plenty she does not know. Fantasia is heartbroken. She feels betrayed.
She is also sorry for the pain she has caused."

In actuality, Fantasia, who ultimately believed she was with this one man, is weathering a lot right now. Issues of separation from a man she trusted; a lawsuit over breaking up someone's marriage; and the stress of relaunching a career

Now the issue begs to raise the question of whether this lawsuit is justified in being directed towards Barrino. Of course, there's no justification for knowingly getting into an affair with someone... However, if it holds true that she had no knowledge of his marriage, is the suit justified? Also, should she have noticed that something may have been wrong or inconsistent in his stories?

Of course, it is worth noting that no one is immune to the effects of falling in love. Not even the famous. And, if Fantasia was truly in love and believed that she was Cook's one and only, would she -- or anyone in her position -- been able to "logically" see the signs of dishonesty? Not always so clear.

What comes now for Fantasia remains to be seen. However, there is no doubt that she will have a lot of recovery to do -- and she will undoubtedly tread lightly when it comes to love. Hopefully, the focus is on her first and the rest will come later, when she can eventually be with someone that's unattached and truthful from the beginning.

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