C.J. is the father of his 2 children Malik & Jazmine Payne and is the husband of Janine Payne. He works with his uncle Curtis and his cousin Calvin as a Firefighter to save people and get the smoke away and their for an emergency. Later on he found out that somebody robbed his family so he went to the crack house & and found his ex - wife Janine on drugs so that's the only time he seen her but then she went to rehab and changed her life and moved back in within her true family. C.J. and Janine remarried at Calvin and Miranda's wedding. C.J. is portrayed by Allen Payne who used his real last name.