Houston judge grants Chris Brown joint custody of toddler daughter

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Friday, September 11, 2015

HOUSTON -- Singer Chris Brown has been granted joint custody of his toddler daughter during a court hearing in Texas where the girl was born.

A judge in Houston on Friday agreed to Brown's request to share custody of his daughter, Royalty, with the child's mother, Nia Guzman.

Brown attorney Mark Geragos says Guzman previously had primary custody of the girl, born 16 months ago in Houston.

Brown must continue monthly child support payments of $2,500. Guzman had sought $15,000 per month.

Geragos says Brown is a resident of Virginia. Guzman now lives in Los Angeles.

Both parents were in court Friday. Brown on Thursday night performed in Dallas.

The shared custody ruling was first reported by TMZ.