Wednesday 6 January 2021

Chris Rock Divorce

In the year 2018, Chris Rock announced his divorce from his ex-wife Malaak Compton Rock, with whom he has three daughters, including one adopted daughter. It is reported that the couple were living separated from 2014 itself, and they had disputes between them from a very early period itself. 

Christopher Julius Rock, the American comedian, actor, television producer, and film maker got married to Malaak Compton Rock on 23rd November 1996. Compton Rock, a well-known entrepreneur is the founder and executive director of Style Works, a non-profit hair salon, which provides free services for women leaving welfare and entering the work field. She is also the founder of The Angel Rock Project, which supports a number of charitable organizations.

Malaak Compton, born on 13th June 1969 in Oakland, California met the American actor Rock at the Essence Awards of year 1994. Compton Rock, who used to worked as a public relations executive booking celebrities for the UNICEF at that time dated the Fargo star for about a period of two years, and later got married in the year 1996. Compton Rock, who got inspired by the founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund (CFD) Marian Wright Edelman, supports a number of charities including Safe Horizon, Champions for Children Campaign, The Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation, HOPE Worldwide, and UNICEF. 

The couple had their first daughter Lola Simone on 28th June 2002, in New York City. Later on 22nd May 2004, their second daughter Zahra Savannah was born. They stayed with their kids in Alpine, New Jersey. After the separation, the couple is working on co-parenting factors for raising their young daughters, who are 18 and 16 years old. Initially there were allegations against Malaak Compton that she is keeping the kids away from their father, and Rock wanted the court to give custody of the children to him, which was denied by the court. Compton stated via her lawyers that she is disappointed about Rock’s accusations of her keeping their children away from him. 

In 2017, a year after their separation, the actor-comedian started a nationwide tour, in which he addressed his married life and separation with his family. He jokingly called the tour ‘alimony tour’, which made him to admit his faults in their 10 year old married life. He admitted during the show that he cheated on his wife Compton three times, one of them being a famous woman. He also talks about the issues in the 2018 Netflix’s release ‘Chris Rock: Tamborine’, where he admitted that it was his fault as he did not listened to his loved one’s words. 

However, the Down to Earth actor stated that it would not be good to elaborate about their married life, as he being the one with the mic, and she has not much ways to express her thoughts and concepts. Rock had made a style of finding the funny side of every difficulty of his life, and as a part of it, he once stated in an interview that he was ‘a piece of sh**’ during his marriage. 

Chris Rock is currently dating actress Megalyn Echikunwoke, who is known for her appearances in ‘24’, and ‘CSI Miami’.