According to the New York Posts’ Page 6 website, Chris Rock’s divorce could turn acrimonious due to his estranged wife’s monetary demands. Malaak Compton-Rock is seeking to recover a large chunk of Chris’s $70 million fortune. Apparently, she has gotten quite accustomed to living the life of a celebrity spouse!
Chris Rock filed for divorce in December of 2014. There were rumors that the comedian was dating actress Rosario Dawson, who co-starred with him in last year’s film “Top Five,” which he also directed.
Chris and Malaak met at the Essence Awards while she was working in public relations. They were married in 1996. Malaak soon gave up her career to be a full-time mother to the ex-“Saturday Night Live” star’s children.
The comedian and Malaak have two children – Lola Simone, 13, and Zahra Savannah, 11. Malaak and the kids are residing in the couple’s luxurious home in Alpine, NJ. Malaak’s neighbors include singer Mary J. Blige and Yankee pitcher CC Sabathia.
Chris and Malaak have both agreed that their prenuptial agreement expired pursuant to a sunset clause. As a result, the divorce battle could get ugly when it comes to dividing the family’s eight-figure estate. Fortunately, the couple has already agreed to an equal shared child custody arrangement.
Malaak will likely continue her efforts on the charity circuit. She heads-up a group called “The Angel Rock Project,” which according to the website “is an on-line e-village promoting volunteerism, social responsibility, and sustainable change.”
According to the divorce filings, Malaak seeks a payout “commensurate with the marital standard of living” because of all her child-rearing and charitable accomplishments.
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