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Chris Rock and Wife Malaak Split After 19 Years Together

Chris Rock and Wife Malaak Split After 19 Years Together

Chris Rock and his wife Malaak Compton-Rock have gone their separate ways.

“After much contemplation and 19 years of marriage, Chris and I have decided to go our separate ways,” the 49-year-old comedian’s wife told People in a statement. “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.”

The statement continued, “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.”

According to TMZ, Chris has filed divorce papers.

The couple has two daughters together, Lola Simone, 12, and Zahra Savannah, 10.

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  • busted


    I think Chris did something.. too bad.. 19 years is a long time.. It seems they waited until after his movie was released.

  • gradybridges

    probably got caught cheating.

  • dalovelee

    Why can’t men in Hollywood keep it in their pants …seriously they see something younger and are ready to toss their marriage and break up their family so easily.

  • janine

    Seems these celebs never stay married. I feel bad for the kids.

  • Living in a box
  • Annie Ireland

    I am soooo sorry. They are both so smart. She is so beautiful and he’s so clever. Does nothing last?

  • ErikMartin-Reddit

    two monkeys got divorced.. big deal.

  • Noura Alghanim

    she was probably on welfare before chris. chris saved her from the ghetto with HIS hard work and now she doesn’t need him because she can keep 3/4th of everything HE worked for and will ever work for in his life without having to stick to one man. marriage in the western world is SAD and always exploited by greedy women who pray on men’s insecurities and their most basic animalistic instincts. Women don’t want to marry a man who isn’t financially successful and men don’t want to marry a woman who is a complete cow. The only people who truly suffer are the kids.

  • solargeknowles


    Why is it always assumed that the man in the relationship did something to screw it up?

    For all we know, he could’ve caught her cheating as well.

  • The Acknickulous One

    Why would you make such a fraudulent and completely callous comment like this about her that couldn’t be further from the truth? This woman is the founder of 2 non profit organizations and was very well known in the philanthropic world long before she met and married Chris.

  • Rodriguez

    yeah, JLO was on welfare before she became a hooker for rich men in Hollywood.

  • Noura Alghanim

    Uh actually she didn’t find her “non profit” hair salons until WELL after she used Chris’ money, fame and connections to get such a dumb idea off the ground. It was like her little trophy. StyleWorks was founded only 2 years ago. When she married Chris he already had a nationally broadcast stand up special and she worked for UNICEF in an administrative assistant role. Talk about starting from the bottom, LOL! Blood sucking gold digging ape held out for 19 years surprisingly but that was probably to maximize her settlements. She will walk away with at least $40 million after already having lived lavishly for 19 years. Wow. And this woman will probably be glorified by the feminist-centric media for being “brave” and “strong” for divorcing her husband effectively teaching young girls that you need to be a gold digging wh*re to be strong! it is pitiful.