Ray J files for divorce from Princess Love after 4 years of marriage

    The singer is asking for joint custody of their two children, 9-month-old son Epik and two-year-old daughter Melody.

    WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 19: Rapper Ray J (R) and his Wife Princess Love (L) attend Tyga’s Birthday celebration at Delilah on November 19, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images)

    Ray J has filed for divorce from wife Princess Love, less than two months after she asked a court to dismiss her own filing to end their marriage.

    The couple tied the knot in 2016 and are parents to 9-month-old son Epik Ray, and two-year-old daughter Melody Love. Ray J is asking for joint custody of the children, PEOPLE reports. 

    Love originally filed for divorce in May, six months after she publicly stated that her husband left her and their daughter alone in Las Vegas after an argument. The Love and Hip Hop star was pregnant with Epik at the time. 

    “It’s a very difficult time for both Princess and Ray J and we are asking that we just let them have their privacy as they work through and deal with this very trying situation,” a rep for the couple told PEOPLE in May. 

    Read More: Princess Love requests dismissal of divorce from Ray J

    Last November, Love told her social media followers that she didn’t “want to be married anymore.” 

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    SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 15: Ray J (L) and Princess Love attend the 2019 MTV Movie and TV Awards on June 15, 2019. (Getty)

    “I don’t have time for this. This is not love. And I’m done,” she said on Instagram, following the Las Vegas incident.  

    theGRIO previously reported, Princess Love said Ray J left her and Melody to go “party with escorts and strippers,” with no way to get home and while blocking her from calling. In a comment on Ray J’s Instagram, she said, “Left me and Melody stranded in Las Vegas and blocked me from calling… now you wanna post family photos. #ByeUgly.” This caption has since been deleted.

    Ray J later appeared on The Wendy Williams Show to tell his side of the story, saying he was ready to commit to being a better husband and father.

    “Princess made it pretty much clear enough, so at the end of the day, I’ve got to compromise,” he said. “I have to do better as a husband. I’ve got to do better. I’ve got to do better and I have to understand my wife is pregnant and I have to think a little more wiser when I’m making decisions.”

    Weeks after Love filed for divorce, Ray J praised her for being a “supermom,” and gushed about being able to spend time with the kids amid their separation.

    “We’re taking it one day at a time,” he said during a virtual press conference.

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