Splitsville! Chris Rock Files For Divorce From Malaak Compton-Rock After 20-Years of Marriage
Chris Rock has filed for divorce form his wife of nearly 20 years, Malaak Compton-Rock.
The 49-year-old filed for divorce back in 2006, but ended up reconciling with his wife. They have been married since 1996 and have two daughters together, Lola Simone, 12, and Zahra Savannah, 10.
Malaak submitted a statement to People emphasizing her philanthropy work:
"After much contemplation and 19 years of marriage, Chris and I have decided to go our separate ways. 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."
The couple's lawyer, Robert S. Cohen, chimed in saying:
"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.”