Oh no! After 19 years together, comedian Chris Rock and his wife Malaak Compton-Rock have decided to end their marriage.
Chris Rock, 49, and Malaak Compton-Rock, 46, are going their separate ways. The Top Five comedian has filed for divorce from his wife after 19 years. The couple has two children together — Lola, 12, and Zahra, 10.
Chris Rock Divorce: Split From Wife Malaak Compton-Rock
“After much contemplation and 19 years of marriage, Chris and I have decided to go our separate ways,” Malaak said in a statement on Dec. 28, according to People. “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.”
Chris’ attorney, Robert S. Cohen, also confirmed the couple’s impending divorce.
“Chris Rock has filed for divorce from his wife, Malaak. This is a personal matter and Chris requests privacy as he and Malaak work through this process and focus on their family.”
Chris and Malaak were married in 1996. They lived in Alpine, New Jersey with their two daughters.
HollywoodLife.com has reached out to reps for comment.
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— Avery Thompson