LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Chris Rock filed for divorce from his wife Malaak Compton-Rock, a statement from his representative confirmed Sunday.

Chris Rock (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

The statement went on to specify that Rock and his family request privacy as they go through this process because it is a personal matter.

Comedian Chris Rock and philanthropist Malaak Compton-Rock had been married for 19 years. They have two daughters, Lola Simone, 12, and Zahra Savannah, 10.

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