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Chris Rock and Malaak Compton-Rock are divorcing after 19 years of marriage. For those in the know, the separation is not surprising.
The couple have been having difficulties for some time and they were already separated once, but decided to give it another shot.
The problem for Chris Rock is not so much the divorce as it is the fact that his wife is seeking full custody of their two daughters, Zahra Savannah, who is 10, and Lola Simone, 12. Allegedly, she wants to keep Rock from seeing them, which is unacceptable to him.
Friends of the family say that Rock is a very devoted father and that he is not going to allow to be kept from seeing his children, so he is preparing for a fierce custody battle.
Another issue in the divorce could be the pre-nuptial contract, which, according to some, might be null, since it was signed a long time ago and after 18 years of marriage is basically void according to the initial terms of the agreement.