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.