Comedian Lil Rel Howery is fighting for sole custody of his 2-year-old son. The Get Out star is taking his ex-girlfriend, LeChez Davis, to court, and asking a judge to grant him full custody of their toddler amid allegations that she is leading a double life.
Lil Rel, real name Milton Howery, Jr., hooked up with Davis not long after divorcing his first wife, Verina Robinson, in 2017. Howery and Robinson share two children: daughter Brittni and son Judah.
In legal papers obtained by TMZ, the 39-year-old Sagittarius accuses Davis of lying to him about her marital status by stating she was divorced. She wasn't divorced; she was still married to her husband, while also telling Howery that he was the father of her child, who was given Howery's last name.
Howery claims Davis told her husband the same lie, and put his last name on the baby's birth certificate.
The comedian voluntarily provided Davis with child support and frequently flew her and the boy out to Los Angeles to spend time together.
He realized something wasn't right when he posted a photo of himself and the toddler online, referring to the child as his son.
He was then contacted by an associate of Davis', who insisted her husband was the baby's daddy.
Howery took a paternity test in October, and the DNA results proved he was the boy's biological father.
Now he wants Davis stripped of her custody rights for allegedly using their child as a pawn in a "nefarious scheme replete with concealment, misrepresentations and deception in an attempt to defraud".
In addition to seeking full custody, Howery wants to be granted legal authority to make all parental decisions for the toddler, while also moving him out to Los Angeles.
A ruling has yet to be made on the custody.
Meanwhile, Howery is happily self-partnered, and he has no plans to date any women in the foreseeable future.
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