Rielle Hunter and Fantasia from American Idol both call Charlotte home and, until recently, they couldn't have been more different.
Now, these women allegedly have something in common: sex tapes.
Hunter's alleged sex tape involves John Edwards, former senator from our great state and the man who wanted to be president while cheating on his cancer-stricken wife. News of that tape made headlines around the time when Andrew Young, a former Edwards aide, released his book The Politician, which was about the sex scandal with Hunter and Edwards.
Now, Charlotte resident Fantasia Barrino allegedly has a sex tape with a married man. Though he's not famous and Fanny is only borderline famous because having a reality show on VH1 after going broke after winning American Idol isn't much to brag about he was still married. Word on the street (or the gossip blogs) is that Fantasia has a tattoo of this married man's name on her shoulder.
Paula Cook, who separated from her husband, Antwaun Cook, in June, filed the documents -- seeking child custody, alimony and other monetary support -- Wednesday in Mecklenburg County District Court.
The documents allege Antwaun Cook began the affair with Barrino, 26, in August 2009 after the pair met at a Charlotte-area T-Mobile store where Cook is employed.
Barrino -- the 2004 winner of the popular Fox show and an eight-time Grammy nominee -- treated Cook to a lavish lifestyle over the course of their affair, flying him to Atlanta, Georgia; Miami, Florida; New York; Los Angeles, California; and Barbados, the documents allege.
The pair "have at times recorded their illicit sexual activity," according to the documents.
A month after Paula Cook separated from her husband, Barrino is alleged to have interrupted a phone conversation between the estranged couple, telling Cook, "He don't want you. Maybe the next time you get a husband you'll know how to keep him. That's why he is here with me," according to the documents.
So, when the Visit Charlotte folks start looking for a new slogan for the city, I'm wondering if "Charlotte: We Love These Homewreckers" will be considered?