Lorcia Cooper and Mandla Khumalo share what can best be described as a closely guarded relationship. This is coming many years after the actress and dancer came out of an abusive first marriage with a child. However, with her newfound love; Mandla, Lorcia seems to have gained another perspective into what a doting relationship truly should be. It is apparent she is at peace in her new home and nothing seems to be able to steal her joy. But, relationships have not always been this rosy for her, at least tales of her first marriage bear evidence to this.
Before Mandla Khumalo, Lorcia Cooper Was Married and Had a Child
Before Lorcia Cooper and Mandla Khumalo became a pair, Lorcia was married to a man with whom she had her daughter. However, details of who this man is and where he is presently are not known. However, we know for certain that they are divorced as Lorcia Cooper admitted that one of her hardest decisions was her divorce. She didn’t want to raise her child as a single mother hence she was pressured to stay in the marriage. But it got to a time that she couldn’t continue in the marriage because she and her partner had irreconcilable differences.
Lorcia Cooper has however come to advise other women not to remain in a loveless marriage or worse an abusive one. She said no one goes into a marriage and prays for divorce and you have to build a huge heart for forgiveness and willingness to fix things. She believed that there were cracks that were showing up in her marriage, and she wished she had used a better method to fix it. Lorcia Cooper and Mandla Khumalo (her ex-husband) are still good friends as she revealed because it is healthy for their child, a daughter named Jannah.
Insights Into Lorcia Cooper and Mandla Khumalo’s Marriage and the Kids They Share
Lorcia Cooper is now married to Mandla Khumalo, but little or no information is available about her new husband. One thing we know for sure is that they seem to be very happy and her husband solidly supports her career. Although she divorced her first husband and stayed as a single parent for a while, it seems she now has a partner who respects her and treats her children as his own.
Lorcia has two wonderful kids, a boy Kumo and a daughter Jannah. Although her biological child is Jannah, she had her during her previous marriage, she doesn’t treat Kumo any differently. He is the son of her present husband Khumalo from his previous relationship.
During her speech in the 2019 SAFTA awards, she announced to the public that she is happily married to Khumalo and thanked him for supporting her career. The two are co-parents who came together to form a union. Sadly, there is little or no information about her husband Khumalo.
Overview of Lorcia Cooper’s Background
The dancer/actress was born on 9th November 1978 in Cape Town South Africa. She had a passion for dancing right from childhood; fortunately, her parents were able to support her passion by enrolling her in a dancing school at the age of 4. She is now a professional choreographer, dance instructor, and actress.
She won her first dance competition at the age of 5, emerging as the best dancer in the provincial championship for Ballroom and Latin American dances. She later joined the Academy of Dance at the age of 8, and she had a mentor Debby Turner who trained her to become a professional dancer. Lorcia Cooper had her major breakthrough when she was featured on local TV on the hit e.TV show Backstage season 1 in 2000; she was a choreographer and also played the role of Charmaine in the show.
Her Career and Movie Roles
Aside from Lorcia Cooper and Mandla Khumalo’s marriage talks which have come to dominate reports about her, she has been actively involved in the entertainment industry for more than 2 decades. She represented South Africa during her work in Faust. She performed in Berlin during Robin Orlyn’s tenure as a director. She also became a presenter for SABC2 Travel Xplorer. Lorcia later took the lead role in Hey Boy, a local feature film in 2003 where she took the lead role of Cindi. The film was written by Justin Cohen and Brendan Pollecutt and directed by Andre Odendaal.
She was also appointed as one of the judges in the Dans! Dans! Dans! a dancing competition on ykNET. The show lasted for three months. She also participated as a choreographer and a judge in the 2008 competition, High School Musical; Spotlight South Africa. The show was held from August to September and was aired on M-Net. She made a comeback after a break in 2017 on the screen; she was a cast member in the Mzansi Magic show called Lockdown. The plot describes the events and activities that occur in the women’s prisons. It displays the power tussle amongst inmates and the personal demons they had to fight. She played the role of Tyson on the show which has successfully produced its fourth season. This outing revived her fame once again and has gained her lots of awards.
Lorcia has made the majority of her earnings from her Yeezy sneakers and she proudly said in public that her business is doing great. She isn’t wrong when we are successful, we shouldn’t be ashamed to declare it to the people. She has also made a lot of money from her profession as an actress and a dancer which has enabled her to attain the height of one of the biggest celebrities in South Africa.
She was nominated twice in 2019 and 2020 as the best-supporting actress in the drama series ‘Lockdown’ during the SAFTA award. Despite her years on screen, Lorcia Cooper still appreciates every single response she gets from her fans. She has a great smile, a lovely physical appearance, and her fans love her on-screen and off-screen.
Lorcia Cooper Is Making a Positive Impact
Lorcia cooper is trying her best to make a positive impact among the youths who have a passion for ballerina. She initiated a program called ‘Life Skills through Dance’. She partnered with major brands such as MacDonald’s, Easy Waves, and Shield. She has been able to mentor more than 3000 youths through the program, teaching them how to empower their future through dance.