With just one photograph, Chris Rock, who has kept a low-profile as of late, has been thrown into a new batch of infidelity/lovechild rumors. The actor was spotted at the Trump International Hotel in New York with his 5-year-old daughter Zahra holding onto his hand, while carrying a young girl in his other arm, the photo can be found on PEOPLE.
In 2007, Rock faced a paternity suit with a woman living in Georgia, Kali Bowyer, who wrongly claimed that her teenaged son was fathered by the actor. Eventually a DNA test showed this to be untrue. It appears though that this case may be following him around, as the media quickly questioned whether or not this young girl could possibly be a lovechild from an affair.
A rep for the comedian put rumors to rest, saying, “The child in the photograph with Chris Rock that appeared in the New York Post is the daughter of a family friend from South Africa whom [his wife] Malaak Compton-Rock met through her charity endeavors over the years. She visits often and when here is a joy to the Rock family.”
Rock and wife Malaak Compton-Rock who were married in 1996, also have a 7-year-old daughter, Lola.
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