After nearly 20 years of marriage, comedian Chris Rock and wife Malaak Compton have decided to end their marriage. Malaak last night announced the split in a statement
"After much contemplation and 19 years of marriage, Chris and I have decided to go our separate ways,' she said
Chris's lawyer also released a statement confirming the couple have split
"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 got married in 1996 and have two daughters, 12-year-old Lola Simone and 10-year-old Zahra Savannah.