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Chris Rock files for divorce

by Richard Keller, posted Nov 4th 2006 8:00AM

Chris Rock Files for DivorceNo, this is not a setup for one of the comedian's stand-up routines. It seems that, after 10 years of marriage, Chris Rock has begun divorce proceedings against his wife Malaak Compton-Rock (Hey, they have the same last name. How weird.). According to TMZ the former Saturday Night Live cast member has hired a high-powered divorce attorney to represent him.

The couple married in 1996 and have two daughters, a 4-year-old and a 2-year-old. Malaak is the founder of StyleWORKS; a non-profit, full-service salon that provides free services for women leaving welfare and entering the workforce.

On marriage, Rock once said that it was beautiful, but your individual self died if you were a man. To quote Rock "I'm happier than I've ever been now that I've shot myself in the head." I'm guessing that the gunshot was starting to cause him a bit of pain.

Ironically Rock, who had no comment about the divorce at this time, is in post-production for the film I Think I Love My Wife.

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