maalak compton rock & chris rock

*There’s sad news to report about funnyman Chris Rock and his wife, Malaak Compton-Rock. According to People magazine, after nearly 20 years of marriage, they are divorcing.

“After much contemplation and 19 years of marriage, Chris and I have decided to go our separate ways,” according to Compton-Rock via a statement.

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Chris Rock recently wrote, directed and starred in the critically acclaimed film, but box office fail “Top Five,” which was released earlier this month.

Compton-Rock is the founder of Styleworks, a nonprofit salon for women returning to work after receiving welfare benefits.

The couple lives in Alpine, New Jersey, with their two daughters, aged 12 and 10, People said.

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