Simon Cowell saved Fantasia from home foreclosure

Posted February 5, 2009 by JJSaidIt Staff |Category: Fantasia, Simon Cowell



Former American Idol star Fantasia Barrino’s house was saved from foreclosure by music mogul Simon Cowell.


The singer, who was crowned the winner of Cowell’s  American Idol show in 2004, purchased the six-bedroom house in Charlotte in March 2007 for $1.3 million.

But she ran into financial difficulty and failed to keep up with repayments on the property.  The mansion was due to be auctioned off in January but the sale was called off at the last minute after Barrino reached a deal with financiers.


And, according to reports, it was Cowell who stepped in to provide a short-term solution to Barrino’s money problems.  A close source explains, “Simon reached out to Fantasia to help take care of some of the back payments she owed so the house wouldn’t go on the block.”

Cowell’s offer undoubtedly helped the singer stave off creditors as the R&B singer would not have been able to make the payment with out his help.  Said the insider, “Simon was hoping to keep his good deed a secret. He didn’t want to cause Fantasia any further public embarrassment.”


But the more important questions is…”Where did all Fantasia’s money go?”


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  1. chocolate kiss's comment says

    On February 5, 2009 at 9:33 am

    Where did all her money go? Good question did she not learn anything from hammer and all these other broke stars. Anyway the girl can sing her but off so if she just stop hollering all the time maybe more of her albums will sale and who knows maybe she will be able to pay her bills maybe even get a movie deal becaue everybody that’s selling records is in a movie, when the records stop selling the movie offers disappear.

  2. RoyalFashion's comment says

    On February 5, 2009 at 11:32 am

    I think that it was very nice of him to have her back!!!!Sometimes we fall short in our lives but it’s good to know she had someone who cared enough to help her out…never mind where her money went cuz i’m sure she was taking care of her family.

  3. Pro's comment says

    On February 5, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    Times are tuff for everybody, fincial education and responsibility is a must no mattter who you are.

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