*A photo taken of Chris Rock with an unidentified black girl was pounced upon by tabloids who concluded that she must be his child out of wedlock.
The comedian was spotted on Monday leaving New York City’s Trump International Hotel with his 5-year-old daughter Zahra, wife Malaak Compton-Rock, a nanny and a little girl in his arms who was not his other daughter, Lola, with his wife.
Tabloids also drew a connection between a 2007 paternity suit filed by a Georgia woman, Kali Bowyer, who claimed Rock was the father of her then-13-year-old son. DNA tests later proved that was not the case.
According to Rock’s rep, “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, meanwhile, returns to the big screen in “Death at a Funeral,” due in April [watch trailer below], and “Grown Ups,” arriving in theaters in June.