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Chris Rock files for divorce after 19 years of marriage

After 19 years of marriage, Chris Rock has filed for divorce.

But unlike his trenchant standup routines, where he often poked fun at marriage, the comedian is being tight-lipped about the reason.  “This is a personal matter and Chris requests privacy as he and Malaak work through this process and focus on their family,” his representative said in a statement Sunday.  Malaak is Malaak Compton-Rock, the mother of Rock’s two girls, 12-year-old Lola Simone and 10 year-old Zahra Savannah.

“After much contemplation and 19 years of marriage, Chris and I have decided to go our separate ways,” Compton-Rock said in a statement, People reported.

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