Chris Rock Files for Divorce After 19 Years of Marriage
According to MadameNoire, Chris Rock, 49, and his wife of nearly 20 years have confirmed that they’re divorcing. “After much contemplation and 19 years of marriage, Chris and I have decided to go our separate ways,” Malaak Compton-Rock, 45, said in a statement today, according toPeople. “Being fortunate enough to lead a of life of service by working with those most vulnerable makes me well aware of life’s blessings, even when faced with difficulties.”The philanthropist went on to request privacy during this difficult time. “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 the privacy of our family be respected during this transition in our lives.”
Chris has not directly spoken out about the split, but his attorney Robert S. Cohen did confirm the unfortunate news on his behalf. “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.” It’s currently unclear what pushed the pair to throw in the towel after all of these years.
Sidebar: Aww wished they could have worked things out.