Reps Deny Reports That Chris Rock Left His Wife For “Top Five” Co-Star Rosario Dawson
When a celebrity divorce comes seemingly out of nowhere, the rumor mill is left to come up with their own explanations regarding why that particular marriage didn’t make it. When it comes to Chris Rock, one of the rumors that has apparently been circulating is that he’s divorcing his wife of 19 years for his longtime friend and Top Five co-star Rosario Dawson.
We’re not really sure specifically where these rumors originated, but we’re pretty sure that they were probably at the very least fueled by a photograph of Chris giving Rosario a peck on the lips at one of the Top Five premiere celebrations. The actor’s reps recently decided to address the rumors, telling Page Six:
“There is no truth to that. The rumor is 100 percent untrue.”
We sure hope not. That would be downright messy. As previously reported, Chris filed for divorce from his wife of 19 years last week in New Jersey. Malaak Compton-Rock is being represented by divorce attorney Allan Mayefsky, while Chris is being represented by attorney Robert S. Cohen.
“After much contemplation and 19 years of marriage, Chris and I have decided to go our separate ways,” Malaak said in a statement Sunday. “Being fortunate enough to lead a of life of service by working with those most vulnerable makes me well aware of life’s blessings, even when faced with difficulties.”
The comedian is requesting shared legal and physical custody of their daughters Lola, 12, and Zahra, 10.
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