Looks as if Chris Rock’s divorce from his wife of 19 years, Malaak Compton-Rock, is already getting messy. Sources said Malaak is attempting to file for sole custody of their two children, Lola Simone, 12, and Zahra Savannah, 10, and prevent Chris from seeing them.
Chris, who filed papers in New Jersey last Tuesday, seeking joint legal and physical custody of his two daughters with his estranged wife.
The Top Five star filed for divorce to end his marriage to Malaak Compton-Rock in a New Jersey court last week, and now it’s been revealed the actor is already fighting with Malaak over access to their kids.
According to court documents obtained by TMZ, Rock claims Malaak has been preventing him from seeing their girls on a regular basis, prompting him to request joint custody.
The papers go on to reveal the couple began sorting through the division of property in November as it prepared to formally end its marriage, while Rock also admitted a prenuptial agreement signed before their November, 1996 union had expired as they had been together for just over 18 years.
However, Rock notes his ex has the “ability to work and contribute to her own support”, suggesting he is seeking reduced spousal support payments.