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Comedian Chris Rock files for divorce

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LONDON — After nearly 20 years together Chris Rock and his wife Malaak Compton-Rock are getting a divorce.

The news was revealed in a statement on Sunday by Compton-Rock.

Chris Rock and his wife Malaak
Chris Rock and his wife Malaak

“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,” explained Malaak, who is the founder of the nonprofit styleWorks.

“While recognising that this is a significant change, my children remain at the centre of my life and their well-being is my top priority,” Compton-Rock’s statement continued.

“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 and his family
Chris Rock and his family

Rock’s attorney, Robert S Cohen, confirmed the couple’s split in a statement of his own.

“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.”

The couple has two children, Lola Simone (12) and Zahra Savannah (10) and have been married since 1996.

— MTV News

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