According to TMZ, Mike Epps, the stand-up comedian, actor, film producer, writer and rapper, has filed for divorce from his wife, Mechelle, after ten years of marriage. The couple has been separated since last summer, so the official filing is not surprising.
Mike and Mechelle have two daughters, Maddie (8) and Mariah (10). He is seeking joint custody of them. While Mike is reportedly worth $6 million, it has not been revealed on whether the couple had a prenuptial agreement.
Mechelle caught Mike direct messaging another woman via social media last summer and it has been downhill for them since.
Mike’s troubles are not only with his wife, but also with his daughter, Bria, from a prior relationship. In 2012, Bria and Mike had a public fight when he insisted on paying Bria’s college tuition to the school and not to her. A taped conversation between them was made public in which Mike called Bria a “disrespectful little b****” and “the f***ing devil.”
Epps is most known for playing Day-Day Jones in Next Friday and its sequel, Friday After Next, and also appearing in The Hangover, as “Black Doug”. Epps also was the voice of Boog in Open Season 2. He is currently in Marlon Wayan’s 50 Shades of Black. He is also working on ABC’s Uncle Buck and will be playing the lead role as Richard Pryor in the long awaited biopic.
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