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Chris Rock Divorce Final

8/23/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0822-Chris-Malaak-rock-tmz-getty-02Chris Rock is officially single, after paying a visit to a New Jersey courthouse ... TMZ has learned.

Chris and now ex-wife Malaak both appeared Monday before a judge, finalizing their divorce.

The couple married in 1996 and have 2 kids, ages 12 and 14.   

As we reported, there's a third child ... and the circumstances of how she became part of the family are shrouded in mystery. 8-year-old Ntombi was only 6 months old when she began living with the Rock family. Ntombi is from South Africa and the daughter of poor street peddlers.

Ntombi was never adopted and Chris maintained she was not his daughter. He has been in regular contact with his 2 kids since the couple separated in 2014, but has not seen Ntombi.

We don't know the terms of the settlement ... the case is sealed. It's unclear what, if anything, Chris is paying by way of child support ... particularly in the case of Ntombi.

We made repeated calls to Chris' rep, Leslie Sloane, but the calls were not returned.

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Master P Kids Make the Case ... Dad Should Pay Less Child Support

8/21/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0819-master-p-tmz-01Master P's got his kids doing the dirty work for him in his divorce case -- penning emotional letters to convince a judge to reduce his monthly support payments to his ex, Sonya Miller.

In new docs, Master P says his 3 minor kids stay with him full time because their mother's drug addiction makes it impossible for her to care for them. That's why he wants to slash the $10,473 in child support and $16,574 in spousal support that he's currently paying.

The kids -- Hercy, Mercy and Itali -- all wrote letters, submitted to the court, testifying they're better off for living with their dad.

17-year-old daughter Itali made the most compelling case ... writing, "Although I love being with my mom I was unable to keep my grades up. Unfortunately, my mom was dealing with addiction issues that affected my older sister, who hasn't even had the opportunity to graduate high school" ... even though she's 19.

Itali says she's trying to avoid the same fate.

Master P also says he's not the baller he used to be -- claiming he's making $2,441 per month and only has $432 in the bank.

Chris Brown Destroys Baby Mama in Custody Court

8/14/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0812-chris-brown-nia-guzman-Instagra-Facebook-01Chris Brown annihilated his baby mama in custody court ... she lost so bad the judge ordered her to pay Chris back for the attorney fees he fronted her.

Sources connected to Chris tell us, Nia Guzman struck out on every single request regarding custody of 2-year-old Royalty. Nia wanted full custody -- DENIED. She wanted Chris to have monitored visitation -- DENIED. She wanted to deny Chris' mom the right to see the kid -- DENIED. She wanted Chris to submit to drug tests -- DENIED.

The judge maintained the status quo -- joint custody. Chris continues to get Royalty 12 days a month.

When Nia filed her legal docs asking for a change in custody the judge ordered Chris to pay her $20k so she could afford a lawyer. But she lost so hard, the judge said Nia wasn't entitled to the money and gave Chris a credit.

There was supposed to be a separate hearing on child support. Nia is currently getting $2,500 a month from Chris but she wanted nearly $16k. Nia has now dismissed her support petition.

Legal home run, Chris.

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'RHONY' Star's Estranged Husband I Want the Kids ... You're an Erratic Mess

8/11/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0810-jules-michael-wainstein-gettyThings are about to get uglier for 'Real Housewives of New York' star Jules Wainstein -- her estranged husband is planning to file for full custody of their 2 kids ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to Michael tell us his attorney is prepping docs asking a judge for primary custody ... He also wants an order limiting Jules to supervised visitation of their 2 young children.

This, of course, comes on the heels of Jules calling 911 Wednesday morning after the 2 engaged in a nasty argument. As we reported ... Michael left before cops arrived. No one was arrested.

We're told Michael will claim Jules is just too erratic to have the kids.

Jules won't comment on Michael's allegations.

Julian Edelman Pregnant Model Wants NFL Star In Baby's Life

7/30/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0728-julian-edelman-ella-rose-GETTY_INSTAGRAM-01The woman who claims she's pregnant with Julian Edelman's baby is telling friends she's on great terms with the NFL star ... and hopes he's a big part of their daughter's life.

We broke the story ... model Ella Rose filed paternity docs claiming the New England Patriots star is the father of her unborn daughter, who's due in November.

Sources close to Rose tell us ... she plans to move from L.A. to Massachusetts before the birth to be closer to some of her good friends ... and also to make things easier for Julian to see the kid.

We're also told Ella's not upset about the fact Julian's dating Adriana Lima -- because they were never an official thing ... just casual friends. 

Sources tell us child support has been discussed -- but as one source close to Rose tells us, "She's being reasonable. Not holding a gun to his head."

Jeremy Renner's Ex-Wife He's Stiffing Me On Preschool Tuition

7/25/2016 8:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0725-jeremy-renner-sonni-pacheco-TMZ-INSTAGRAM-01Jeremy Renner's a deadbeat dad who refuses to pay for preschool and catch up on child support ... or so claims his ex-wife.

Sonni Pacheco says Jeremy time and again refuses to pay his half of the $1,600 monthly preschool tuition for their 3-year-old daughter, Ava. In new docs, obtained by TMZ, Sonni also says Renner's fallen behind on child support to the tune of $48,367.

As we reported ... Jeremy and Sonni struck a deal last year for Jeremy to pay $13k a month in child support as part of their divorce settlement -- and he seems to think that should be more than enough dough.

Sonni's docs include a text exchange where Jeremy says, "I'm not sure why you keep coming after more money here Sonni. I don't have the cash to give you. I'm sorry you can't figure out how to care for [Ava] with over 300k."

She's asking the court to make Renner pay for all of Ava's schooling, and all of the back child support.

Ralphie May Killer Typhoon a Threat to My Kids

7/15/2016 10:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0715-ralphie-may-TMZ-01Ralphie May's children are about to be right in the path of a massive typhoon that's already killed dozens -- or so he believes, which is why he rushed to court to block his estranged wife's vacay plans.

Ralphie's ex, Lahna Turner, was planning to take their 2 kids to China from July 9-18 for what she called an "educational trip." Ralphie wasn't down with that because he says Lahna's been interfering with his custodial parenting time. 

The comedian also busted out meteorology to sway the court -- referencing super typhoon Nepartak. In the docs, obtained by TMZ, he said the storm was on track to hit Shanghai during the vacation. 

The court sided with Ralphie and put the kibosh on the Lahna's plans. 

Probably for the best ... Nepartak destroyed Taiwan last Thursday, killing more than 20 people, and then headed toward mainland China.

Louis Tomlinson My Baby Mama Needs a Muzzle

7/3/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0701-louis-tomlinson-briana-jungwirth-INSTAGRAM-SNAPCHAT-02Louis Tomlinson is willing to settle his custody beef with baby mama Briana Jungwirth, but only if she agrees to keep their relationship and kid off social media. 

TMZ broke the story, the One Direction singer filed legal docs for joint custody, because he claims Briana's denied him access to 5-month-old Freddie.

We're told Louis would like to avoid a court battle if they can come to terms. Louis wants pre-approval rights of any Freddie pics Briana wants to post.

For her part, Briana says she has a right as a proud mom to post pics of their son, and she says she hasn't trashed Louis so he has nothing to complain about.

As for the source of the conflict, Louis is convinced Briana is blinded by jealously over his relationship with Danielle Campbell, and she went crazy when Freddie came home with the smell of Danielle's perfume. Louis thinks things will be fine if Briana just moves on.

But we're told Briana fires back ... jealously isn't in her playbook. Her concern about Danielle is purely about Freddie ... she believes Louis' GF may be a crazed fan, and it worries her.

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Louis Tomlinson, Baby Mama Custody Fight Over His Girlfriend

6/30/2016 7:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0630-louis-tomlinson-briana-jungwirth-instagram-01Louis Tomlinson is going to court for joint custody because he claims his baby mama is keeping him from their child because she hates his girlfriend, but she says the GF poses a security risk to the kid.

TMZ broke the story, the One Direction singer is now asking a judge to award him joint custody and equal access to 5-month-old Freddie, because recently she's been denying him access to the infant.

063016-louis-danielle-gettyWe're told Louis chalks the whole thing up to jealously. There have been lots of pics posted of him and Danielle Campbell, and he says the photos send her into a rage.

Louis says he and baby mama Briana Jungwirth have actually gotten along until recently and he was seeing the baby all the time, but things have now taken a turn for the worse.

As for Briana, we're told she says it's annoying that when Louis has the baby, he'll come back home smelling like perfume. But Briana's real problem ... she believes Danielle may be nothing more than a crazed fan who now knows her home address and gate security code.

We're also told Briana will object to joint custody if he has a nanny, because she feels that isn't true parenting on his part. She also wants to make sure the kid stays in the U.S. 

Louis Tomlinson Baby Mama Keeping Me from My Son I Want Joint Custody

6/29/2016 4:33 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

062916-louis-tomlinson-Louis Tomlinson has had it with his baby mama denying him access to his child, so he's now going to court to seek joint custody ... TMZ has learned.

Sources familiar with the situation tell us Briana Jungwirth has been "inconsistent" in giving Louis access to 5-month-old Freddie Reign ... especially recently.

Louis wants to be a real father and present in Freddie's life, so he's going to court not just seeking joint physical and legal custody, but a 50/50 split in terms of the division of time each spends with their son.

The One Direction singer, we're told, is paying Briana around $15k a month in child support, and a judge will now set whatever amount is deemed appropriate. Louis is also renting a $1 million house for Briana and the kid in Calabasas.

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Chad Ochocinco's Baby Mama Catch Up On Child Support ... Or Else!!

6/27/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0623-chad-ochocinco-TMZ-01Chad Ochocinco's a deadbeat dad ... this according to his baby mama who says Chad's in the red on child support.

Andrea Pearson says Chad failed to make a $5,250 payment in April ... this according to legal docs obtained by TMZ. Her petition for contempt offers the judge several options ... garnish Chad's wages, slap him with a fine, or throw him in the pokey.

As we previously reported ... Chad's had money trouble going as far back as 2013, when his expenses far outpaced his income

We reached out to Chad who scoffed at the amount, telling TMZ, "5k? That's it? All she had to do was call like normal people do. You can always tell who is in it for the money." 

Madonna & Rocco Gonna Dress You Up ... In a Mask

6/1/2016 7:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0601-madonna-rocco-ritchie-broadway-masks-INF-01Madonna finally got what she wanted ... her son Rocco back in New York City and she's wasting no time getting in some QT.

Madge took Rocco, older sis Lourdes and some pals out Tuesday to the off-Broadway show "Sleep No More." They all left wearing masks -- it's part of the show -- but their cover was already blown.

Madonna and Guy Ritchie made peace a couple months ago in their custody war over Rocco -- and it looks like he's out of school in the U.K. now, and ready to hang with Mom.

Happy ending for everyone. 

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Bristol Palin Hey Levi ... You Owe Me $60k

5/26/2016 8:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0526-bristol-palin-levi-johnston-tmz-gettyBristol Palin scored a major victory in court when a judge ordered Levi Johnston to pay up a ton of back child support.

According to docs, the court is telling Levi to fork over $61,915.20 to Bristol for their 7-year-old son, Tripp.

Bristol and Levi had been locked in a bitter legal war for years, but we're told they've recently hashed things out and agreed to joint custody. The back child support was the last hurdle. 

We're told Bristol and Levi are in a good place -- he's been keeping up on payments, and plans to chip away at the lump sum owed.

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