Chris Rock and Wife to Divorce

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In what I’m calling sadder Hollywood news, Chris Rock and his wife Malaak Compton-Rock are filing for divorce according to The Huffington Post. The couple have been married for 19 years and have two daughters together.

Chris Rock is best known for his edgy stand-up comedy which has earned him several Emmy awards and boosted his film career. Chris has also worked as a television producer, a singer, and a director. He also hosted the 2005 Academy Awards, which Yahoo News says is available on the social media service Skout.

Malaak Compton-Rock runs a non-profit salon that performs free full service to women who are no longer on welfare and entering the workforce. She also runs the Angel Rock Project which helps children and families world wide.

After 19 years of marriage it is hard to imagine what could separate the couple. It is always sad to see couples who have invested so much time into their relationship not make for the long haul. The couple have asked for privacy for their family during this difficult time.