After 19 years of marriage, Chris Rock and Malaak Compton split up and went to court. The comedian also admitted that he had an extramarital affair with three other women. One of them is famous.
Chris Rock recently got a lot of public attention because of the clash he had with Will Smith at the Oscar ceremony. Will got up from the seat and gave him a slap that shocked everyone.
In addition to acting achievements, he has been married for 19 years. He later divorced.
“Saturday Night Live” was the film that had just finished shooting and introduced a UNICEF public relations officer named Malaak Compton-Rock. Three years later they got married.
It took them a while to start a family. In 2002 they became the parents of a daughter named Lola Simone Rock. Two years later Zahra Savannah was born, followed by a child from South Africa, Ntombi, whom they raised together.
Although married for 19 years Chris and Malak had problems like any other couple. In 2014 they separated and in 2016 they divorced. One of the problems was Chris’s betrayal where he admitted to having an affair with three other women one of whom was famous.
“I was a piece of [expletive],” he said, explaining that he felt he had the right to cheat because he was the family’s breadwinner. That’s bull [expletive]. That goes the other way. My faults are magnified. Your significant other, if they love you, have a high opinion of you. And you let them down. ”
Chris also admitted in a Netflix documentary that his action was not fair to the woman. I don’t listen. I wasn’t kind. I had an attitude. I thought, ‘I pay for everything. I can do what I want. ’That [expletive] don’t [expletive] work. I just thought I was the [expletive]. ”
“When guys cheat, it’s like we want something new, but then you know what happens? Your woman finds out, and now she’s new. She is never the same again, ”the comedian added. “You don’t wanna get divorced. You got somebody you love? Hold tight, commit. ”
After the separation, they met several times but failed to reunite. Malak although not very well known in the film industry has its reputation for humanitarian Efforts.
After leaving work at UNICEF she found a non-profit organization that helps women makeovers before entering the labor force and deviating from public assistance.
After the separation, she said that her children were in charge of the priorities. He also demanded that this issue be kept away from the media.
During the divorce, you had a problem. Chris claimed that she had only two children while
Malaak considered Ntombi as her child because she had raised him since she was 2 years old.
Her lawyer David Aronson says “[Malaak] is saddened by recent tabloid media reports which are full of erroneous speculation and inaccuracies that are hurtful to three innocent young girls.”
He added, “While the adoption by Malaak is not yet finalized, it is actively in process under the rigorous guidelines and safeguards of international adoption policy. The child is in the country lawfully with the written consent of her birth parents and, while here, has been cherished and adored by the entire Rock family. ”
They did not comment much on the problems that came to him because according to Chris it was unfair to speak with a microphone while Malaak did not have a title. This is because people had started to bother him when he went to the supermarket.
Today they are both with different partners and are happy. The girls have grown up and continue their lives.
Chris and Malaak’s relationship may not have worked out, but it certainly brought them to better places. Both are fortunate to have raised their kids together.