Ray J files for joint custody of his two children Melody, 5, and Epik, 4, amid messy divorce from Princess Love


Ray J has filed for joint custody of his two children amid his divorce from his wife, Princess Love.



Love, 39, first petitioned to end the marriage last month, the fourth time during their relationship. 



The singer’s latest move was asking for joint legal and physical custody of the pair’s young kids, daughter Melody, 5, and son Epik, 4.



According to documents obtained by PEOPLE, Kim Kardashian’s ex also requested spousal support from Love, 39, which has yet to be determined.



The paperwork also mentioned the dividing of their assets which includes ‘miscellaneous jewelry and other personal effects’ as well as the Sexy Can I singer’s income. 


‘There are additional separate property assets and obligations of the parties, the exact nature and extent of which are not presently known,’ the document stated. 




On February 26, The Deadly Getaway actress shared a lengthy statement announcing their latest split via Instagram, almost eight years after they wed in 2016.



‘It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of our decision to divorce. After much reflection, discussion, and counseling, we have come to the difficult realizations that our paths have diverged, and it is in the best interest of both of us to part ways,’ she wrote.



She continued in the statement: ‘We want to assure you that this decision was made thoughtfully and with mutual respect and consideration for each other’s well-being. While our relationship as spouses may be coming to an end, we remain committed to co-parenting our children and maintaining a positive and supportive family dynamic.



‘We ask for your understand, support, and respect for our privacy during this challenging time. We are grateful for the love and friendship we have received from each of you throughout our marriage, and we hope to continue nurturing those relationships in the future.



‘Though this chapter of our lives may be closing, we look forward to embracing the opportunities for growth, healing, and new beginnings that lie ahead. We are confident that with time, understanding, and the support of our loved ones, we will navigate this transition with grace and resilience,



‘Thank you for your understanding and support,’ she closed the statement.



In the caption for the post, she wrote: ‘Trusting GOD with the next chapter of our lives. Peace and Love, always.’



Her announcement of divorce marks the fourth time they have split – with the first one in spring 2020.



Princess and Ray J married in 2016 at The Cathedral Of St. Vibiana, a Catholic church in Los Angeles, according to PEOPLE.



She first filed for divorce in May 2020 after four years of marriage following a massive fight in Las Vegas.



In November 2019 – during her second pregnancy – Princess and Ray J had an explosive fight in Las Vegas- with conflicting accounts of what happened.



She accused him of abandoning her and Melody in Las Vegas in the wake of a fight, while he insisted he had stayed in town.



They reconciled in the summer of 2020, but Ray J then filed for divorce in September 2020, before they reconciled again and moved to Florida with their children.



Ray J filed again in October 2021, the third time they split and they reconciled in January 2023. He officially requested the courts to dismiss his divorce filings two months later in March 2023.

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