Rumor Control: Is Chris Rock The Latest Celebrity To Adopt An African Child?

- By Bossip Staff

Chris Rock was spotted in New York yesterday carrying an unidentified child, setting off rumors that he either had another child out of wedlock or adopted a child. Pop the hood to solve the mystery.

After photographers snapped Rock carrying a toddler out of the Trump International Hotel Page Six immediately starting speculating:

Does Chris Rock have a secret? The comic was spotted Monday coming out of the Trump International Hotel carrying a little girl, about 1 or 2 years old, in his arms. He was with Zahra, 5, the younger of his two daughters with wife Malaak Compton-Rock, and a nanny handling an empty stroller. In 2006, Rock denounced “untrue rumors and lies” that he and Malaak were getting divorced. The following year, an actress filed a paternity suit claiming Rock was the father of her son, but DNA testing proved he wasn’t. Rock’s rep, Leslie Sloane, declined to identify the child he was carrying on Monday or explain why he was with her.

Well it turns out that Rock is NOT the father…

A source close to Chris Rock talked to BET.com exclusively and said the little girl is 2 years old and from South Africa. The Rocks have had temporary custody for six months. In addition, the girl’s grandmother is ill.

Aw Poor Thang! It’s a damn shame when you can’t get spotted doing a good deed without folks digging up paternity suits and marital problems, tsk tsk. Kudos to Malaak and Chris for taking care of this little precious babe. We wish her grandmother a speedy recovery and hope babygirl is adjusting well to the U.S.

Sidenote: Chris if you want to take in any more, we wouldn’t mind being adopted and living up in the Trump ourselves. Thanks

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