Unfortunately, some marriages cannot last. Chris Rock and his wife Malaak Compton-Rock are separating after no less than 19 years of marriage. Naturally, the news came as a shock having under consideration the long marriage of this celebrity couple.
The divorce news has already been confirmed by Rock’s lawyer. “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,” his statement revealed. The actor’s former wife also decided to talk about the couple’s decision to separate.
“After much contemplation and 19 years of marriage, Chris and I have decided to go our separate ways,” Malaak’s official statement said. “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,” it added. She also continued her statement by saying that despite the split, family remains extremely important.
Naturally, after 19 years together, the divorce represents an important change for both Malaak and Chris Rock. “While recognising that this is a significant change, my children remain at the centre of my life and their wellbeing 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,” Malaak also claimed in her statement.
Malaak Compton and Chris Rock wedded back in 1996. The couple has two daughters together. Lola is 12 years old, while Zahra is only 10. No details have been revealed at this point regarding the reason of the separation. However, it has been rumored that the split might have been caused by the fact that Rock might have cheated on his wife.
In fact, in 2010 it had been claimed that the famous actor had a child outside his marriage. The rumors first surfaced about four years ago, but the actor claimed that they are not true. Last year, rumors emerged indicating that the couple is experiencing marital problems and their relationship might be close to an end. Rock said back then that the rumors are not true and the two are still a happy couple. However, it seems that the happiness could not last.