Chris Rock, Wife Malaak Compton-Rock Divorcing After 18 Years of Marriage

Chris Rock and Malaak Compton-Rock
Chris Rock filed for divorce from his wife Malaak Compton-Rock after 18 years of marriage. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for IFP

After 18 years of marriage, Chris Rock and his wife Malaak Compton-Rock have decided to divorce. The couple married in November 1996 and share daughters Lola, 12, and Zahra, 10.

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"Chris Rock has filed for divorce from his wife, Malaak," Rock's rep tells Us. "This is a personal matter and Chris requests privacy as he and Malaak work through this process and focus on their family."

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In 2006 the New York Daily News reported that Rock, 49, had filed for divorce, but weeks later the site reported that the couple had worked out their differences. Rock released a statement at the time calling the reports "untrue rumors and lies." 

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Compton-Rock, 45, is the founder of the nonprofit styleWORKS, a salon that provides free services to women entering the workforce after leaving welfare. 

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"Yes, I'm married and bored out of my f–king mind," Rock said during a stand-up routine in 2010. "But it's a beautiful thing. You can be married and bored or single and lonely." 

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