This is so sad! After being married to wife, Malaak Compton-Rock, 45, for almost 20 years, Chris Rock,49, and wife are reportedly filing for divorce. Rock and Compton-Rock got married in 1996 and they have two daughters together, Lola (12) and Zahra (10).
Rock’s publicist, Leslie Sloane, told USA TODAY: “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 was also reported that Rock’s lawyer, Robert S. Cohen, also confirmed the news.
Compton-Rock issued a statement regarding the divorce to People: “After much contemplation and 19 years of marriage, Chris and I have decided to go our separate ways … 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.”