Chris Rock has made a fortune from being funny about a host of subjects, including raising children. Thus, it only makes sense that his divorce would include a crazy situation regarding his children.
Rock has been separated from his ex-wife, Malaak Compton-Rock, since 2014. During that time, he has maintained his relationship with his two biological children who are 12 and 14 years old. But there’s a third child that may or may not have been included in the finalization of his divorce.
Ntombi is an eight-year-old girl from South Africa. Her parents were poor, which would seemingly be the reason she started living with the Rock family when she was just six months old.
Things get interesting because Chris has said all along that Ntombi is not his child. There are no records that either parent ever adopted the young girl from Africa, and Chris hasn’t had any contact with her since the separation.
As you would imagine, Ntombi had been at the middle of the divorce negotiations. According to Malaak, the young girl was just as much a part of the family as their biological children, and therefore, Chris should have to pay child support for Ntombi as well.
People has reported that Malaak has been working furiously to make the adoption formal. Furthermore, her representation is adamant that the alleged South African investigation into the unusual circumstance was unwarranted and false.
Chris maintained that his wife would be able to support the child on her own. Malaak countered that Chris had been supporting the child financially and should therefore continue to do so.
The case itself has been sealed so we won’t soon learn the details of how the agreement shook out. While trials are avoided at all cost, this could have been an interesting piece of case law moving forward since the situation was so unique.
Every family law case will inevitably have its own twists and turns. That’s why it’s so important to find proper representation before making a decision with long-standing consequences. Call 321-DIVORCE today to schedule a consultation with the Men’s Divorce Law Firm, so we can guide you through your options.