Chris Rock files for divorce

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Actor and comedian Chris Rock and his wife Malaak Compton-Rock who have been married for 19 years are calling it quits. The news of the break up came through a press statement by Malaak. In the statement she said; "After much contemplation and 19 years of marriage, Chris and I have decided to go our separate ways. 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 confirmed the split through his lawyer Robert S. Cohen, who said; " Chris Rock has filed for divorce from his wife, Malaak. his is a personal matter and Chris requests privacy as he and Malaak work through this process and focus on their family," through a statement.  The couple got married  in 1996 and have two daughters Lola Simone, 12, and Zahra Savannah, 10. 

Source: People magazine usa

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