The reason why seven-year-old South African native Ntombi began living with the Rock family has been revealed. According to TMZ, the little girl has been in the U.S. with the help of a visitor visa.
As we reported earlier, Ntombi has been living with Chris Rock and his estranged wife Malaak since 2008, moving from South Africa when she was just six-months-old. While there is no concrete evidence that the Rock family legally adopted her, they treated her like their own, even enrolling her in school in their New Jersey hometown.
Ntombi reportedly entered the country on a B2 "visitor for pleasure" visa, which allows the visitor to stay in the United States for up to a year. Once that time is up, the visitor must return to her country and fill out the necessary paperwork required to come back to the States.
Chris has reportedly not been in communication with Ntombi since he suspects that she was brought to the States under some funny business on his wife Malaak's part. TMZ reports that Ntombi and Malaak returned to South Africa every year to reconnect with the toddler's biological family, and each time, they returned to the U.S. in short order.
Sources say Chris has no idea if money was exchanged under the table between Malaak and Ntombi's biological parents.
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