Singer Stevie Wonder has reportedly finalized his divorce from his second wife, Kai Millard Morris.
TMZ reports that the 65-year-old singer and songwriter reached a settlement with Kai that requires him to pay $25,000 a month in child support.
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The former couple shares two children together, 14-year-old Kailand and 10-year-old Mandla Morris.
Stevie Wonder and Kai Millard Morris first met back in 1999 at a New York nightclub named Nell’s. According to the Telegraph, Kai (who worked as a freelance art director) attended the nightclub for business purposes, which is why she nearly refused the offer to meet a “friend” who ended up being Stevie Wonder.
“I said, ‘I’m sorry. I’m here on business.’ I turned around and literally ran into Steve,” she has said. “Then the man said: ‘This is who I wanted you to meet.'”
The night that they first met, Stevie and Kai reportedly talked in private until 5 a.m. the next morning. After six months of dating, they got engaged and later became husband and wife in 2001.
In a 2007 interview, Kai was asked about her relationship with Stevie Wonder’s several other kids from previous relationships. She stated that instead of viewing them as “stepkids,” they were “all family.” Stevie Wonder’s first marriage was to longtime singer Syreeta Wright from 1970 to 1972. He met Yolanda Simmons, the mother of his firstborn child, when she applied to work as a secretary at his publishing company.
Perspective: Stevie Wonder’s song “Isn’t She Lovely” featured the gurgles and coos of his baby girl Aisha (Morris). She turned 40 this year.
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She gave birth to Aisha Morris on February 2, 1975, a child that later inspired Stevie Wonder to write his most memorable hit single “Isn’t She Lovely”.
Us Weekly reported that Stevie Wonder welcomed his ninth child, Nia, into the world last December. When announcing her name to the world, Access Hollywood shared that Stevie also poked fun at the rumors that were circulating about the singer expecting triplets.
In a past interview with Oprah Winfrey, the Motown legend opened up about his approach to fatherhood as well as why he gives so much credit to the mothers of his children.
“I give a lot of credit to the mothers of my children. They’ve raised the children well. But I’m not one of those fathers who just send money. I guide them as a father and talk to them as a friend. I always want my children to feel they can tell me anything.”
During the same interview, Stevie explained why he didn’t feel that he was a normal man by discussing his own definition of what it means to be normal in the first place.
“A normal man gets up at a certain time, works a job, and knows what his job will be for X amount of hours. Then he goes home to his family, maybe watches television, and he knows what time he’s going to bed. He’s responsible for himself and his immediate family. But a man who’s not normal is responsible for many, many lives. He finds pride in that and understands the challenge.”
Stevie Wonder and Kai Millard Morris separated legally in October 2009, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Stevie later filed for divorce in July of 2012, citing irreconcilable differences between himself and his estranged wife.
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