Source: Chris Rock Split From Wife Malaak Because He Wasn’t Happy Anymore After 19 Years Of Marriage
Ever since the news of Chris Rock and Malaak Compton’s split came out over the weekend, people have been trying to figure out and understand why after 19 years and two children, the comedian would want to go it alone. Well, according to TMZ, sources connected to the couple say that he just wasn’t happy anymore.
According to the site, despite what theories people try to come up with, there wasn’t a third party waiting in the wings. Rock just felt that the marriage had run its course and was no longer fulfilling.
A source close to the couple told PEOPLE a couple of days ago that the split was “a long time coming.” If you’ll recall, Rock filed for divorce in 2006 (around the time that he finished production for the film, I Think I Love My Wife), but the pair was able to work things out:
“This was a long time coming. Chris has known it wasn’t salvageable for a while. He was the one to file because he knew it was time to just move forward already.”
The sources close to the estranged couple who spoke to TMZ also say that the proceedings to end their union shouldn’t be ugly, but a “simple divorce.” However, things have already started to get a little testy between the two, because Rock claims that Compton has started to make it tough for him to see their two daughters, Lola, 12, and Zahra, 10. He is now asking for shared legal and physical custody of the girls.