The question on the relationship between intelligence and divergent thinking (DT) maintains its status as one of the hotly-debated topics in creativity research over the last 60 years. Unraveling the intricate dynamical interaction between intelligence and DT is important for gaining deeper insights into how creativity works and how to enhance it. Previous meta-analyses by Torrance (1967) and Kim (2005) established a small correlation between measures of DT and general intelligence. But it is unclear whether these findings could be extrapolated to the association between DT and specific cognitive abilities as defined in the Cattell–Horn–Carroll (CHC) model. The present meta-analysis is aimed to reveal the inter-relationships between DT, broad retrieval ability (Gr), and processing speed (Gs). To the best of our knowledge, there is no study that addressed this research question using a meta-analytical framework.