Tyler Perry lends support to Cocoa Brown with $400,000 after her home was razed by fire

BY Ben Ebuka Oji February 28, 2024 7:39 AM EDT
Cocoa Brown (left) and Tyler Perry (right) have worked together on shows and films produced by the latter.

Farrah “Cocoa” Brown experienced a tragic fire that destroyed her home in Fayetteville, GA, where she resides with her young son, Phoenix. Known for her roles in “For Better or Worse” and various other productions, the actress/comedian suffered a significant loss in the blaze.

After the devastation, Brown is receiving generous support from her fans and friends, who are rallying together to aid her during this difficult time.

Leading the support for the actress is Tyler Perry who has overwhelmed the 51-year-old with a generous $400,000 to start rebuilding her life. Brown and Perry are longtime collaborators. Their partnership spans various projects, including the series “Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse” and the 2014 comedy-drama “The Single Moms Club.”

Since the unfortunate incident, Brown acknowledges that her emotions have been unstable, particularly after witnessing her home engulfed in flames.

Nevertheless, Brown emphasizes that she and her son are profoundly touched by the overwhelming support they have received.

Aside from Perry’s contribution, Brown has garnered support from various donors via her newly established GoFundMe account. Contributors include Tiffany Haddish, Marlon Wayans, Byron Allen, Sherri Shepherd, the team behind “The Breakfast Club” podcast, along with numerous other friends, family members, and fans, all of whom have generously contributed to their cause.

The support for Cocoa Brown is evident on the GoFundMe page, initiated by her loved ones, which raised $76,44 from 1,200 donors, at the time of going to press. That is inching closer to its $100,000 goal.

The GoFundMe campaign states, “Today, our community was shaken by the devastating news of Cocoa Brown and her son Phoenix losing their home in a fire. Cocoa, a beacon of joy in our lives through her incredible comedy, now faces an unimaginable challenge as she and her son must rebuild their lives from scratch. While we’re grateful to hear that they are safe, the road ahead is undoubtedly daunting.”

“We’re launching a fundraising campaign to assist Cocoa and Phoenix as they embark on this journey to start anew. Every contribution, no matter how big or small, will make a difference in helping them rebuild what was lost.”

“Let’s come together as a community to show Cocoa Brown and Phoenix that they are not alone. Together, we can help them find light amid darkness and pave the way for a brighter future.” the statement concluded.

Brown has remained grateful since the outpouring of support. “Having each other, our fur babies, and seeing and feeling all this love has strengthened our love for each other and humanity,” Brown told TMZ.

On February 22, Cocoa Brown took to Instagram to express gratitude to all her fans and followers for their unwavering support during these challenging times. She conveyed her appreciation for the overwhelming love, concern, and support she has received, and she humbly requested everyone to continue praying for her family.

“Thank you for all your love, concern & support . Please continue to pray for us,” she said in the Instagram post.