Tinsel Town and fans of Chris Rock’s are still reeling from the news he and his wife Malaak-Compton Rock have decided to split up after 18 years of marriage. According to the divorce filings done by Rock, there wasn’t any allegations of an affair taking place during their union. From all accounts, the Rocks had a drama-free marriage, so what exactly caused the actor to end his marriage? It appears the comic just didn’t want to be married anymore. TMZ is reporting Rock just wasn’t down with being in a marriage that just wasn’t doing it for him. According to the site, Rock wasn’t feeling happy in the relationship and didn’t want to continue on with it.
Meanwhile, the custody battle over the estranged couple’s two daughters, Lola, 12 and Zahra, 10, may be getting a bit nasty. After reports of Rock’s petition for joint physical and legal custody of his girls came to light, Malaak is firing back against his allegations. Last Tuesday when Rock filed for divorce, he claimed Malaak was preventing him access from seeing Lola and Zahra. Malaak’s attorney released a statement where she denied Rock’s accusations saying,
Malaak is saddened and disappointed that Chris has accused her of keeping their children from him, which he knows is untrue and can be so easily disproved. We all know Chris leads a very busy public life while Malaak and their children definitely do not. She hopes the privacy of their children is still as important to Chris as it is to her and that it will be respected. They will always be the main focus of her life.
Despite rumors circulating Malaak is angling for sole custody, People magazine is reporting the intel is far from the truth. According to sources:
“There is absolutely no truth – none at all – to the reports that she’s asking for full custody,” says the source.