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SWV's Coko Loses Cousin to Lupus, Takes in Her 12-Year Twins

Photo Source: CoKo Gamble

CoKo from the fit RnB group recently revealed to People magazine that she's taken in her cousin's 2 children. Her cousin suffered from Lupus, and subsequently contracted COVID-19. Eventually, her cousin passed away, leaving her 12-year old twins to be cared for.

Lupus is an autoimmune disorder where the body's immune system attacks its own tissues and organs. Lupus primary affects women 15-44 years of age, particularly women of color.

Coko revealed that it was a "no brainer" to step in and take care of her cousin's twins.

In January 2023, Coko and her mother, Lady Tibba Gamble, 76, moved the siblings from New York to Virginia.

In addition to adjusting to kids in the home, one of the twins is also autistic.

The 52-year Coko has 2 grown kids who are 20 and 27 years old, respectively.

God bless Coko for taking the difficult step of taking in her cousin's young children. Moreover, kudos to anyone who has taken in family after a loved one passes away.

Coko can currently be seen on the Bravo TV show, SWV & XSCAPE: The Queens of R&B.

To learn more about Lupus and how you can help, please visit the Lupus Foundation of America at



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