Chris & Malaak Rock Divorce

Chris Rock and wife Malaak plan to divorce after roughly 20 years of marriage.

Chris Rock and his wife Malaak Compton-Rock plan to divorce one another after being married for approximately 20 years together.

Chris and Malaak Rock Divorce

“After much contemplation and 19 years of marriage, Chris and I have decided to go our separate ways,” said Malaak Compton-Rock, a philanthropist and the founder of the nonprofit styleWorks, in a statement to reporters on Sunday. “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. It is in this spirit that I sincerely ask that their privacy and the privacy of our family be respected during this transition in our lives.”

Is Chris Rock Divorced?

Not quite. Chris’ attorney, Robert S. Cohen, confirmed the couple has split, stating that the actor and comedian has already filed divorce papers. According to TMZ, Chris had divorce papers drawn up back in 2006, but declined to go through with filing once he and his wife worked out their differences.

Chris Rock Files for Divorce

“Chris Rock has filed for divorce from his wife, Malaak,” Cohen said in a statement. “This is a personal matter and Chris requests privacy as he and Malaak work through this process and focus on their family.”

The 49-year-old Chris and his wife, 45, were married in 1996. They currently live in Alpine, New Jersey and they have two daughters together – Lola Simone, 12 years old, and Zahra Savannah, 10 years old.

There were rumors back in 2010 that suggested Chris had fathered a child with another woman, but these claims were shot down by Chris and Malaak.

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