It’s been twelve months since Chris Rock has seen a 7-year-old girl he has cared for since she was an infant and the actor blames his ex-wife, Malaak, for the separation.

According to TMZ,

“It’s a bizarre story … and one that triggered an international investigation. Here’s what we know. Back in 2008, a 6-month-old named Ntombi from South Africa began living with the Rock family. The girl stayed in the family house ever since. Ntombi was even enrolled in a New Jersey school.”

Everything, however, changed when Chris and Malaak began divorce proceedings a few months ago. It was then that Ntombi stopped living with Chris and the South African government began to look into how a child could be taken to another country without legal documentation on file.

Sources close to the family say that Malaak influenced Chris to bring Ntombi to the United States without signing such documents, which is why the actor did not publicize the “adoption.”

Chris and Malaak have two daughters, Zahra and Lola, together. They announced their intentions to divorce last year after twenty years of marriage.



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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