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So, apparently, Chris Rock and his soon-to-be-ex-wife Malaak Rock had a child from South Africa living with them….illegally. Deets inside…

Remember the little girl that appeared on plenty of red carpets with the Rocks? And folks have been wondering if she was their adopted daughter? Well, she kinda was. But according to the law, she kinda wasn’t.

When Chris Rock filed for divorce recently, it set custody issues in motion. When Chris said he hasn’t seen 7-year-old Ntombi, who has lived with the family since infancy, in a year, he explained it’s because he believes Malaak did some shady business to get little Ntombi to America.

TMZ reports:

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.

Ntombi’s biological parents reportedly were unemployed South Africans and somehow the kid ended up at the Rock home.

But that’s not all. He’s maintained a relationship with his two biological daughters, but he has not seen Ntombi.

The reports states:

Around the same time as divorce docs were filed, South African officials opened an investigation to determine how the child went from their country to the U.S., when there was no evidence of a legal adoption.

As for why he went radio silent with Ntombi … sources connected to Chris say he never signed legal docs to adopt her, and bringing her over to the U.S. was all Malaak’s doing.

Wow. We’ll keep you updated on the status of the little girl and what REALLY happened for her to end up with The Rocks…

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