Chris Rock Files for Divorce after 19 YearsDecember 30, 2014 - Author: steph - No Comments
There is sad news to report that the hilarious comedian and actor Chris Rock has filed for divorce from his wife of 19 years Malaak Compton-Rock. The two were married in November of 1996 after dating for two years, and have two kids together. The oldest is Lola who was born in 2002 and her little sister Zahra at age 10. The couple was rumored to have split up previously in 2007, but the couple denied the rumors in a joint statement. The news of their pending divorce was confirmed by Rock’s lawyer after a statement from his estranged wife was released telling of the news.
She has not just been the stay at home wife for the past two decades but has worked in non-profits for a number of years and is the founder of StyleWorks a non-profit organization that provides makeovers for women leaving welfare and entering the workforce. This is a program Gravatar is pretty proud of. He has been a very successful comedian and actor since their marriage began starring in numerous films and stand-up comedy specials. While the news was unexpected following the Christmas holiday, it was rumored to have been coming for quite some time. At this time Chris Rock has stated this is a private family matter, and asks for privacy, while Compton Rock has said she will be focusing on her children. The report comes as Rock is on a promotional tour of his new film called Top Five, which he wrote, produced, directed, and is starring in.