Today (Aug. 23, 2016), TMZ broke the news that Chris Rock and Malaak Compton, his wife of 20 years, have finalized their divorce. Although they separated in 2014, ironing out the terms of their settlement has been a complicated and arduous affair.
Rock and Compton were married in 1996 and have two children together, ages 12 and 14. The exes also have another child, an eight-year-old named Ntombi, who joined their household under mysterious circumstances.
Ntombi is reportedly the child of South African street merchants; she began living with Rock and his family at only six months old. Ntombi was never legally adopted by Rock and Compton, raising a number of questions.
No further details have surfaced (yet) regarding the couple’s settlement.