If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. In 2006 Chris Rock had divorce papers drawn up, but never filed because he and his wife Malaak Compton-Rock worked things out.
In 2007, Rock said,
“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.”
He also, ironically starred in a movie called I Think I Love My Wife.
In 2010, Chris and his wife denied allegations that he fathered an extra marital baby.
Here we are on the cusp of 2015, after nearly 20 years of marriage, the couple is splitting.
Chris’ lawyer has confirmed that the papers have been filed.
45 year-old Malaak Compton-Rock said Sunday in a statement released to People Magazine.
“After much contemplation and 19 years of marriage, Chris and I have decided to go our separate ways,”
The a philanthropist and founder of the nonprofit styleWorks added:
“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.”
Rock, who turns 50 February 7, married Malaak in 1996. They have two daughters: 12-year-old Lola Simone and 10-year-old Zahra Savannah.
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