Chris Rock has filed for divorce from his wife, Malaak Compton after nearly 20 years of marriage.
In a statement released by Chris Rock’s wife, Malaak Compton on Sunday, she emphasized that due to irreconcilable differences they decided to go their separate ways.
‘After much contemplation and 19 years of marriage, Chris and I have decided to go our separate ways.’
Malaak who is the founder of StyleWorks added, ‘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.’
Chris Rock hasn’t released a personal statement yet, but his lawyer Robert S. Cohen confirmed the split by saying,
‘Chris Rock has filed for divorce from his wife, Malaak,’ he said in a statement.’
‘This is a personal matter and Chris requests privacy as he and Malaak work through this process and focus on their family.’
The couple, who got married in 1996 have two adorable daughters, Lola Simone, 12 and Zahra Savannah 10.