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Chris Rock

Files for Divorce

11/3/2006 7:34 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF


Chris RockTMZ has learned that Chris Rock has begun divorce proceedings against his wife of nearly 10 years, Malaak Compton-Rock. TMZ is told that the comedian has hired a high-powered divorce attorney to represent him.

The couple, married in November of 1996, has two daughters -- 4 year-old Lola and 2 year-old Zahra. Malaak 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.

When contacted, Rock's rep would only say "I cannot comment at this time."

Chris, best known for his stand-up comedy as well as for a controversial turn as the host of the 2005 Oscar telecast, once told NBC's Stone Phillips that marriage was "beautiful" but added, "If you're a guy, [your individual self] is dead. Get rid of you. Take yourself to the door and wave. Hey, see you later. It sounds horrible. I'm happier than I've ever been now that I've shot myself in the head."

Rock is currently in post-production for the film "I Think I Love My Wife."










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1.

AreYouKiddingMe?    

Somewhere Al Sharpton is scrambling for Chris Rocks phone number

2728 days ago
2.

Wicked    

Hot Dang....LOVE IS IN THE AIR...

NOT

What's up with the world these days?

2728 days ago
3.

Lora    

He seems like a real genuine guy!

2728 days ago
4.

Diego    

Apparently she hates Chris.

2728 days ago
5.

Mad Balls    

DAMn no pre-nup ...hey Chris there's a job opening at Cracker barrell....

2728 days ago
6.

Just me    

Well, three's a crowd...Chris, his wife and his big ego...

2728 days ago
7.

J.J.    

What is with these guys who file for divorce before the 10-year mark??? First it was Tom Cruise/Nicole Kidman and now Chris Rock (although I'm sure there are more). Gee, do you think it has anything to do with the money Rock would have to fork out to his wife if they were married for more than 10 years? I say, go get him Mrs. Rock, for all he's worth.

2728 days ago
8.

get a life people    

damn i just saw on people that neil patrick harris is gay...who is next? damn hollywood is going to hell....

2728 days ago
9.

Dimples    

#6. You are disgusting.

2728 days ago
10.

duh    

#11, #6 is repeating part of Chris Rock's routine--his own words, dumbo.

2728 days ago
11.

AngelG.1    

Thank you, #12! I really enjoy Chris Rocks stand up and his show, but apparently love in Hollywood or show biz altoghter- has a 10 year exparaion date. But I think these guys want the fun or something strange, but not the responsibilty. Even Snoop went back home tail between his legs , and Mrs. Snoop took him back, but she made him take his time and woo her again. Guys almost always go back home, cause the grass is NEVER greener over there........

2728 days ago
12.

Cabo    

#10 - Uh, Neil Patrick Harris is gay and that's contributing to Hollywood going to HELL? Neil's fine character means nothing -- but his being gay does. I'm betting his has way more character and is far less judgmental than you could ever be. Look in the mirror if you want to see what's going to HELL!!

2728 days ago
13.

Informative    

Never thought I would say thank God she has a child, he probably would leave her totally in the cold. These celebrity guys just can't resist the FAKE admiration they get from their fans or the people there around, people who don't really KNOW them. I mean Chris Rock is not exactly handsome. What GENUINE Lady did he meet?? PLEASE........

2728 days ago
14.

Me    

He's hired a high-powered divorce attorney to represent him? Ut oh...you know what that means. That means that it's not going to be civilized. Right from the start, I bet he's going to try to leave her with as little as possible...time to play "Screw Mrs. Rock in Divorce Court, Even Though I Have These Two Little Ones and She's Their Mother."

Phooey on Chris Rock. I never thought he was funny, anyway.



2728 days ago
15.

Poop    

Chris Rock is probably getting divorced because his wife wants to continue to eat at cracker barrel and his mother is upset over it! Damn you Al Sharpton!

cracker barrel ROCKS!

2728 days ago
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