Chris Rock’s divorce from his wife of 19 years, Malaak Compton-Rock, is already getting contentious. Sources said Malaak is filing for sole custody of their two daughters, Lola Simone, 12, and Zahra Savannah, 10, and preventing Chris from seeing them.
“This was a long time coming. Chris has known it wasn’t salvageable for a while,” a friend told People magazine. “He was the one to file because he knew it was time to just move forward already.”
According to Chris, back in November he and Malaak identified all the community property to be split up once they divorce.
He claims the pre-nup they signed before their wedding in 1996 is no longer valid, because of the length of time they’ve been married.
He also added that Malaak has the “ability to work and contribute to her own support” which could hint that he is hoping to reduce the amount of spousal support he has to pay.
Chris is seeking shared legal and physical custody. “He lives for his children,” a source said. “They come first. When he was doing a publicity tour for ‘Top Five,’ he made it clear it had to be scheduled around being able to take his daughters to school and pick them up.”
Rumors have surfaced that Chris has moved on to a relationship with his ‘Top Five’ co-star and longtime friend Rosario Dawson, but his manager firmly tells us, “There is no truth to that. The rumor is 100 percent untrue.”
The earlier source added, “Chris just wasn’t happy in the marriage anymore. There is no third party involved… Chris and his wife had previously separated and got back together, so there have been problems for some time.”
Malaak has hired power matrimonial attorney Allan Mayefsky, who represented Katie Holmes in her divorce from Tom Cruise. On the other hand, Chris Rock is represented by attorney Robert S. Cohen, who has repped Christie Brinkley and James Gandolfini.
Posted by jimmi jam On December 30, 2014