Damon Wayans Jr. has slapped his Basketball Wives star baby mama with legal documents fighting for custody of their kids, The Blast has reported.
On Friday, the Happy Together actor informed Aja Metoyer in court papers that he wants to change their custody arrangement and get full custody of his kids because she’s allegedly not taking their daughter’s education seriously.
According to The Blast, the docs indicate Wayans Jr., 35, is also questioning how Metoyer is spending child support money from him and NBA star Dwyane Wade.
Wayans Jr. and the Basketball Wives beauty raise two daughters, ages 13 and 15.
Right now, Metoyer has primary physical custody of the girls and both parents joint legal custody.
But Wayans Jr., whose new sitcom Happy Together premieres on CBS next month, said in a court declaration that he now wants primary custody of the girls during the week, claiming they are suffering in school because of their mother’s “inability to prioritize their education.”
The actor claims the children are “habitually absent” or tardy to class, among other alleged problems in Metoyer’s parenting.
Wayans Jr. argues that with having primary custody, it is her responsibility to get the children to school on time and make sure they do homework.
The star complains in legal papers that Metoyer — who also has a son, a son, Xavier, by basketball player Wade — that she constantly “puts her own needs before those” of the children, including allegedly taking one of the girls on a cruise vacation when she was supposed to be in summer school.
According to Wayans Jr., Metoyer has sometimes denied him access to his daughters.
Metoyer of the reality show Basketball Wives has previously caused controversy by giving birth to Wade’s child in 2013 while he was on a “break” in his romance with actress Gabrielle Union. Wade and Union got married in 2014.
Wayans Jr. told the court, “I do not know how [Metoyer] spends the child support money she receives from me or the father of [Metoyer’s] other child, a 4-year-old whose father is basketball star Dwayne [sic] Wade.”
He claims that his daughters are often left alone to care for their little half-brother Xavier.
A court mediation between Wayans and his ex-galpal is set for October 31.
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