Chris Rock opened up about his divorce from his wife of 18 years and let’s just say he didn’t hold anything back.
Chris Rock and Malaak Compton-Rock split in 2014 and finalized their divorce in 2016 after 18 years of marriage. “Getting divorce, you have to f–king start over,” he said. “You get to reset. It’s not a breakdown, but something in your life broke down.”
One way the comedian managed to reset was by going on a world tour which he referred to as his “alimony tour” in Rolling Stone, his first in nine years.
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“I asked myself, ‘Do I want to be angry for a year?’ It’s not a cool place to be. It’s not healthy,” he shared.
Chris Rock also admitted to cheating on his then-wife with three women, one of whom is famous, he said.
“I was a piece of s—t,” he said, adding that he felt he could cheat since he was the famous breadwinner in the family.
“That’s bulls—t,” he admitted. “That actually goes the other way. My faults are magnified. Your significant other, if they really love you, has a high opinion of you. And you let them down.”
Rock also said “it’s not fair” for him to speak poorly of his ex-wife in public because “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,” the comedian said.
However, Rock couldn’t help but throw a dig at his ex. While discussing his current girlfriend, actress Megalyn Echikunwoke.
“I’m dating a girl now,” he told the mag. “She’s got her own dough, it’s amazing.”
“I wanna find some peace, ’cause people usually find that peace in a horrible time,” he revealed. “Why does that have to be? Maybe I can find God without being in shambles. Maybe I can reach a higher plain spiritually without being in a near-death experience.”