Chris Rock’s heartbreaking divorce with his wife gets such ugly that he said he would never ever marry again
Getting over the demise of someone we dearly love is never an easy thing. The thoughts and memories of the person are always there in our hearts and soul, and only those who are strong enough can move on to a different path in their lives.
Update: Chris dated Megalyn Echikunwoke in 2016. However, in May 2020, the couple split. Continue reading…
The relationship split after years of marriage
The 52-year-old comedian, Chris Rock, and his ex-wife, Malaak Compton-Rock, split in 2014 after 19 years of marriage, and their divorce was finalized last August.
They share two daughters together, 12-year-old Zahara and 14-year-old Lola. Rock covers Rolling Stone‘s latest issue, and in the revealing cover story, talks about his complicated marriage.
The relationship ended with a sad ending and Chris is not on the verge to get second marriage again.
He is not gonna marry even if it would cure the AIDS
“I was a piece of sh**,”
He once said. According to the magazine, he has talked about his affairs and “gets disarmingly specific, describing three women: one famous, one semi-famous, and one a member of the retail class.”
The actor is completely against the idea of the marriage institution and feels that marriage is only if you’re in love with someone.
“Would I ever get married again? Not if it would cure AIDS.”
Reasons behind the divorce
“My faults are magnified, Your significant other, if they really love you, has a high opinion of you. And you let them down.”
Still, he says he’s now toned down talking about his marriage out of respect for his ex-wife.
“It’s not fair, I have a mic, she doesn’t. God forbid people are bugging her in the supermarket. That’s not cool. I’m going to have to see her at weddings and graduations.”
This clearly shows that his split with his ex-wife has hampered his life as well as his whole family’s. Rock says he’s never had a breakdown about his split, though admits he cried once during their custody battle.
“We live in a world where men are assumed to not have feelings,” he shares. “All my friends assume I moved into the city after my divorce, away from my girls. When I say I bought a house around the corner, it blows their minds.”
The Saturday Night Live alum at one point gets candid while talking to the Rolling Stone writer, who is married with a toddler.
“You got a kid now. You’ll be fine. You need each other, Need is big. A woman breaks up with you, the first thing she says is ‘I don’t need this sh**.’ She doesn’t say, ‘I don’t love you,’ she says she doesn’t need you.”
“My own daughter has blocked me on Instagram, They grow up so quick.”
Now, the comedian says he’s in the middle of “starting over.”
“Getting divorced, you have to f**king start over, You get to reset. It’s not a breakdown, but something in your life broke down.”
Short Bio on Chris Rock
Chris Rock is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director. After working as a standup comic and appearing in small film roles, Rock came to wider prominence as a cast member of Saturday Night Live in the early 1990s.
He went on to more prominent film appearances, like Down to Earth, Head of State, the Madagascar film series, Grown Ups, Grown Ups 2, Top Five & a series of acclaimed comedy specials for HBO. Chris developed, wrote, & narrated the sitcom Everybody Hates Chris. Rock hosted the 77th Academy Awards in 2005 & the 88th in 2016. He has won 4 Emmy Awards & 3 Grammy Awards.
Rock was voted the fifth-greatest stand-up comedian in a poll conducted by Comedy Central. He was also voted in the UK as the 9th greatest stand-up comic on Channel 4’s 100 Greatest Stand-Ups in 2007, and again in 2010 as the 8th. More bio…