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Fantasia gives advice to women who date married men

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If the best sages are the ones who have been in the trenches the most, then it’s fair to say that Fantasia has a lot of wisdom to give when it comes to love and relationships thanks to her tumultuous former relationship with married man Antwaun Cook. On Monday’s episode of “The View,” Fantasia offered up some advice for women who have been in her shoes.

While chatting with the hosts about her run in the Broadway play After Midnight, Fantasia was asked about rumors that she’s suicidal over the fact that Cook left her last year to go back to his wife.

“I’m not depressed. I’m blessed,” Fantasia said, adding that people gossip about her only to tear her down. “I think that when you carry that, there are people that will try their best to nit and pick to try to find things that used to could break Fantasia. That Fantasia is gone.”

Afterwards, Sherri Shepherd brought up a recent episode of BET’s “Being Mary Jane,” in which the title character, played by Gabrielle Union was confronted with a series of invasive questions by the wife of the man she’s sleeping with. The “View” cast spoke of how they would handle that kind of situation and Fantasia, offered up her own advice on the matter.

“I have two things to say about that. I think that if you’re going to go into a new situation, there’s no need to take the old baggage with you regardless of what they had going on,” Fantasia said.

However, if a woman finds herself involved with a married man, this was way more direct and simple.

“Run, run as fast as you can. Can’t catch me, I’m the gingerbread man,” Fantasia joked.

Well, Fantasia and the fictional character of “Mary Jane” certainly aren’t the only ones that have been in this situation. Check out some other women who have been “the other woman” before below. – nicholas robinson

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