US comedian and actor, Chris Rock has filed for divorce from his wife Malaak Compton-Rock. The couple who have being married since 1996 called it quits after 19 years together and have both confirmed the split by official statements released by their management. See it below.
“After much contemplation and 19 years of marriage, Chris and I have decided to go our separate ways,” Malaak Compton-Rock, a philanthropist and founder of the nonprofit styleWorks, said in a statement Sunday. “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.”
Rock’s attorney, Robert S. Cohen, confirmed the couple has split.
“Chris Rock has filed for divorce from his wife, Malaak,” Cohen 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.”
Though i don’t know them personally, its sad to see a couple breakup after a longtime together. Tell us if you think Chris should go ahead with the divorce in the comment section below.