by Isi Esene
Stevie Wonder has filed for divorce to end his marriage with his fashion designer wife, Kai Millard Morris. The couple have been together for 11 years but they have been separated since 2009, therefore the request for divorce is not coming as a complete surprise.
In the court papers, Wonder, 62, agreed to pay spousal and child support. He also seeks to get joint custody of their children, Kailand, 10, and seven-year-old Mandla.
Although Stevie Wonder amassed his wealth decades prior to meeting his wife, Kai, it is likely that some of his assets will be divided between them both. According to California law, barring a pre-nuptial agreement, community property law dictates that assets earned during the marriage are split equally in a divorce.
The 22-time Grammy award winning star was also recently in the news after being blackmailed by his cousin, Alpha L. Walker, to pay a $10, 000 down-payment or risk having incriminating disclosures of his [Wonder] private life out in public.
Wonder is not new to the divorce court; he got married to Syreeta Wright in 1970 and got a divorce two years later.
Stevie Wonder filled the papers using his real name, Stevland Morris and the music legend sited irreconcilable differences.