Fantasia Barrino: ‘Idol’ Without a Home?
Sources are denying Tuesday morning that one of American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino’s two Charlotte, North Carolina, homes has been foreclosed and will be auctioned off.
A county record “notice of sale” posted at the site Boogaloo gives rise to speculation that the home has been lost.
The notice states that the property will go to the “highest bidder for cash/subject to any mortgages, liens or taxes that may be owed” at noon on January 12, 2009.
Us notes that Barrino, 24, purchased the six-bedroom, five-and-a-half bathroom pond-front mansion on Bevington Place in 2007 for $1.3 million. She allegedly missed more than one mortgage payment on the home.
Fantasia has another home in Charlotte, purchased in 2004, that is not in any financial trouble.
The pop singer initially launched a successful career in 2004 after winning season three of American Idol. She beat out future Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson and runner-up Diana DeGarmo.
Fantasia was 19 at the time, making her the youngest person to win the series until 2007, when 17-year-old Jordin Sparks took the title in season six.
Fantasia is a single mother with a seven-year-old daughter named Zion Quari Barrino.