|Chris Rock in 2007 with his wife and children.|
World's most famous comedian and satirist Chris Rock has announced that he had filed for divorce.
Ahem, the entertainer is leaving nearly 20 years of marriage to his wife Malaak Compton-Rock.
Just on the peak of his successful movie this news. Now that makes the list of 2014.
The Daily Mail reports that Malaak Compton-Rock is the founder and executive director of StyleWorks, a non-profit, full-service salon that provides free services for women leaving welfare and entering the workforce.
The couple lived in Alpine, New Jersey with their two daughters, Lola Simone (born 2002) and Zahra Savannah (born 2004).
The split, announce via a statement from both parties, had been in the works for months with Rock reportedly deciding to officially end the marriage.
A source told People 'This was a long time coming. Chris has known it wasn't salvageable for a while. He was the one to file because he knew it was time to just move forward already.'
On Sunday Malaak Compton announced the split saying: 'After much contemplation and 19 years of marriage, Chris and I have decided to go our separate ways,' she said in a statement.
'Chris Rock has filed for divorce from his wife, Malaak,' he said in a statement.
'This is a personal matter and Chris requests privacy as he and Malaak work through this process and focus on their family.'
The two wed in 1996. In 2010 they were plagued by reports that Rock had fathered a child out of wedlock.
In 2007 there was speculation that they were on the rocks, but Rock defended they were 'happy.'
'The best part is just having a partner,' the Madagascar star said in 2007. 'There is no real worst part.
I'm not going to say there's a worst part. I mean, I'm a comedian – comedians like to work alone. So maybe I'm not the ideal guy to be married to, in that sense.'