Cosby Show Actor Carl Payne's Wife Files for Divorce

Carl Payne

Cosby Show Actor Carl Payne's Wife Files for Divorce

Payne played Cockroach in the beloved sitcom.

Published April 11, 2014

Another (sort of) Hollywood marriage bites the dust. Cosby Show actor Carl Payne, who played Malcolm-Jamal Warner's best friend Cockroach on the long-running series, is ending his marriage of twenty years. Payne's wife, Melika Payne, filed for divorce last month, citing irreconcilable differences. 

According to TMZ, Payne's wife is seeking sole physical custody of the couple's son and spousal support. 

The couple, who met in 1992 when Payne starred on the Martin Lawrence sitcom Martin, certainly outlasted most in Hollywood. They separated in 2012.

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Written by Evelyn Diaz


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