Denise Rich: I didn’t buy Central Park South co-op

Socialite/songwriter -- who renounced US citizenship -- says her boyfriend purchased $12M unit

From left: Denise Rich and 230 Central Park South
From left: Denise Rich and 230 Central Park South

It ain’t easy being Rich.

Socialite and songwriter Denise Rich is actively denying she purchased a $12 million apartment at 230 Central Park South. Society sources, however, are claiming otherwise, according to the New York Post.

Rich, 70, said instead that her boyfriend Peter Cervinka is the purchaser of unit.

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If the rumors are to be believed, Rich bought the unit under a limited liability corporation. Rich then allegedly convinced the co-op board to allow the sale after setting up a bank account with enough money available to cover maintenance costs, according to the newspaper.

The Grammy nominee renounced her American citizenship in 2012 for tax purposes.

In a record-breaking deal, Rich sold her Fifth Avenue co-op to David Geffen for $54 million in 2012. [NYP] — Claire Moses