The 40-year-old singer Ray J has reportedly filed for divorce from Princess Love while he is in the hospital battling pneumonia. It would mark the third time the rapper and his 37-year-old wife have filed the divorce documents against each other. The musician filed the documents on Wednesday to Los Angeles County Superior Court
However, Ray has been battling pneumonia in a Miami hospital for four days. It was originally thought that the singer had Covid and he was reportedly placed on the Covid wing in the medical center. He tested negative for the virus five times, but his pneumonia was said to be so bad that doctors thought he might die.
Ray asked his fans to pray for him as he tried to recover. He said, “I thought it was over. I started praying and knew God is good so I just kept praying.”
Despite his health worries, it’s believed that ray j is pushing to finally bring an end to the turbulent relationship. The couple tied the knot in 2016 and shares two children – son Epik Ray, 1, and daughter Melody Love, 3. Throughout their five years of marriage, Ray J and Love have experienced many ups and downs.
In November 2019, Love claimed she would file for divorce after she said Ray J left her and their daughter ‘stranded’ in Las Vegas, though the Sexy Can I artist has repeatedly denied that he did so. Love went through with her plans and filed for divorce in May 2020, just four months after welcoming her second child with Ray J. However, she requested that the filing be dismissed just two months later, in July.
Though the couple appeared to have reconciled after Ray J shared a touching tribute for Love’s birthday that August, he filed for divorce in mid-September, asking at the time for joint custody of their two children. According to documents obtained by People in March, Ray J agreed to call off the divorce and the decision was made ‘without prejudice,’ meaning either party can still opt to change his or her mind about the proceedings.
Earlier this year in February, Ray J opens up in an interview that he and Love were “in a really good place as parents, as friends and as people who really just want everything to be right for our kids, for our family and for us.” He said at that time, “When you have two kids and you love your kids and love making them happy, I think from both of our eyes, just the good times exude all around.”