Don’t leave ya man ’round her…
NYC Socialite Found To Be Homewrecker
Wives should be wary when MacDella Cooper is around.
The former fashion model has two children fathered by married men: Although it was already known that she has a 6-year-old daughter sired by former Citigroup chairman Dick Parsons, it turns out she also has a 3-year-old son fathered by advertising exec Thomas Tafuto, who died of cancer last year at the age of 48.
Cooper has run a Midtown foundation for orphans for 10 years and built a school in her native Liberia. Parsons was the keynote speaker at her fund-raising gala in 2007. Tafuto went to Africa with her on a charity mission in 2010.
While Parsons’ wife of 46 years, Laura, stuck by him, Tafuto’s spouse, Tartia, left her husband and told a colleague of mine she was “sickened” by Cooper.
“She’s projecting herself as an innocent refugee trying to help her people, but she’s being impregnated by married men and destroying their marriages,” Tartia said.
Cooper told me she was only concerned for her son: “The poor kid has a father he’ll never know.”
The fertile femme fatale is busy organizing a Dec. 5 benefit for Africa United Against Ebola. Broadway star Saycon Sengbloh will perform at Landmark on the Park on Central Park West.
Oop! Well, clearly she’d got something all these dudes are looking for. We wonder who she’ll scoop up next…
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