Chris Rock Divorcing After 19 Years Of Marriage

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Chris Rock and his wife Malaak Compton-Rock are splitting up after nearly two decades together.
Compton-Rock has released a statement on Sunday:

“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 was married in 1996 and have two daughters together, Lola Simone, 12 and Zahra Savannah, 10. Although the news may come as a surprise to some, People claims that their split was inevitable.

“In 2010, they shot down claims that Rock had fathered another child out of wedlock. Three years earlier, the stars defended their ‘happy’ relationship amid divorce speculation.”


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