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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Chris Rock, Malaak Compton divorce after 20 years of marriage #HNNShowbiz

Chris Rock with ex-wife Malaak Compton-Rock, and their daughters, Lola (L) and Zahra (R).
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Chris Rock and Malaak Compton finalized their divorce on Monday after 20 years of marriage.

Rock, 51, and Compton, 47, married in 1996 and have two daughters together, Zahra, 12 and Lola, 14. The pair separated in 2014 and at that time reports of a third child from South Africa raised suspicion.

The 8-year-old girl named Ntombi began living with the Rock family in Alpine, N.J. in 2008 when she was just 6 months old, but was never formally adopted, according to TMZ. Sources told the gossip site that the comedian never signed documents to adopt the girl and his wife was responsible for bringing her into the country.

When the Rocks filed their initial divorce documents, it was reported that South African officials launched an international investigation into how Ntombi came to enter the United States.

However, the couple's lawyer, David Aronson, denied that Compton did anything wrong.

"It's false and outrageous," Aronson said. "Malaak has never been contacted about an investigation of any sort."

Back in December, Compton was demanding child support for Ntombi, who was listed on court documents as a "dependent" of the couple, according to TMZ.

Rock stays in frequent contact with his two biological daughters, but hasn't seen Ntombi since he separated from Compton, the gossip site reported.

The terms of the pair's divorce have not been released publicly, so it is unclear if any child support is being paid by Rock.

With files from MSN

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