Eddie Griffin Divorces Wife of Six Months

Eddie Griffin Divorces Wife of Six Months

The actor signed walking papers for the third time.

Published March 26, 2012

Comedian Eddie Griffin is officially divorced, just six months after marrying Nia Rivers in Las Vegas.

The couple wed on September 8, 2011, and were already filing a joint divorce petition by October 29, citing “irreconcilable differences,” according to TMZ. They reunited to try and work the marriage out, but ultimately finalized the divorce in Nevada last month. The couple agreed to share joint custody of their two-year-old child, King Edward Griffin, and Rivers will receive $2,500 in monthly child support. They also agreed that they would never disclose the reason for their split.

This was Griffin’s third marriage. He married his first wife, Carla, in 1983 when he was 16-years-old and divorced one year later. Griffin married his second wife, Rochelle, in 2002. The actor reportedly has nine kids. 

BET.com is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

(Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Written by Nakisha Williams


Latest in news

Inauguration Day

January 20, 2021