Chris Rock Files for Divorce from Wife Malaak Compton-Rock

By Florida Mae Acampado | 3 years ago
Chris Rock Files for Divorce from Wife Malaak Compton-Rock
Toronto International Film Festival 2014

They nearly made it. But it seems things are getting rocky between comedian Chris Rock and his wife Malaak Compton-Rock, as news of an impending divorce came out.

In a statement released on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2014, Malaak announced of her and her husband’s impending divorce after their 19 years of marriage, as well as the family’s request of privacy during this vulnerable time.

“Being fortunate enough to lead a life of service by working with those most vulnerable makes me well aware of life's blessings, even when faced with difficulties. While recognizing that this is a significant change, my children remain at the center of my life and their well-being is my top priority,” said Malaak in a statement published on People.

Chris’ lawyer, Robert S. Cohen, also confirmed in a statement of Chris filing for a divorce from Malaak and further requested of privacy to be given for the couple and their two daughters as they work things out.

Chris, 49, and Malaak, 45, met in 1994 during a party. They were married two years later on Nov. 23, 1996. Their main residence is in Alpine, New Jersey, where they live with their two daughters, Lola Simone, born on 2002, and Zahra Savannah, born on 2004.

The couple had their own share of divorce rumors during their 19 years of marriage. Aside from this, Chris made the news of his allegedly having a child out of wedlock, which was later proven to be false.

In 2007, Chris made a statement regarding his marriage. 

"The best part is just having a partner. There is no real worst part. I'm not going to say there's a worst part. I mean I'm a comedian – comedians like to work alone. So maybe I'm not the ideal guy to be married to, in that sense," remarked Chris in a statement.

There you have it for the scoop on Chris Rock and Malaak Compton-Rock divorce. For more updates on your favorite celebrities, keep tabs on Movie News Guide (MNG).

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