Malaak Compton-Rock and Chris Rock Malaak Compton-Rock and Chris Rock

Chris Rock has filed for divorce from his wife, Malaak Compton-Rock, after nearly 20 years of marriage, People reports.

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"After much contemplation and 19 years of marriage, Chris and I have decided to go our separate ways," Compton-Rock told People in a statement Sunday. "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."

The couple married in 1996 and have two daughters together, Lola Simone, 12, and Zahra Savannah, 10.

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