By Sandra Rose  | 

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Kenya Barris has filed for divorce from his wife, Dr. Rania "Rainbow" Barris for a second time.

According to new legal docs, obtained by TMZ, Barris claims the couple has been separated since Sept. 9, 2020, and he cites the usual irreconcilable differences as the reason behind the split.

Rania was the inspiration behind Tracee Ellis Ross' character on Black-ish.

According to TMZ, the "Black-ish" creator originally filed for divorce in L.A. County, California back in 2019, citing irreconcilable differences.

His 2019 divorce papers didn't give any specific reason. But in May 2020, Barris withdrew the divorce petition after dumping his mistress, actress Tracee Ellis Ross, star of "Black-ish."

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Barris and Rania, who tied the knot back in 1999, have four minor children together, including a 16-year-old daughter and 3 sons, ages 14, 12 and 5.

Kenya is asking the court for joint physical and legal custody of the kids. He also checked the box indicating spousal support would be payable to his estranged wife, according to TMZ.

Rania previously filed for divorce in 2014, but she withdrew the divorce petition a year later after they reconciled.