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Comedian Filed For Divorce In 2014 – Citing Irreconcilable Differences

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Chris Rock is trying once again to settle his acrimonious divorce with estranged wife Malaak out of court and the public eye, BOSSIP has learned.

“Parties are attempting to reach a settlement,” an aide to Bergen County Family Court Judge Bonnie Mizdol told us. “As far as the chambers are concerned, they are attempting to reach a settlement.”

Last summer, Chris and Malaak tried to settle out of court, but the former couple couldn’t agree on alimony or divvying up assets, as well as basic points like why they were divorcing in the first place, court docs show.

But the exes are giving negotiations another go, and cancelled a divorce hearing at the last minute earlier this summer, according to family court records.

If they do reach a deal, then they’ll have to submit it to the courts so that the judge can sign off and make the split official.

Chris filed for divorce in December 2014, after 19 years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences. Malaak fired back with a counterclaim, asking that their property and other assets be split down the middle. The estranged wife, who until recently was heavily involved with public charity work, also asked that Chris financially support her and their two daughters and an adopted daughter the same way he did when they were together.

It’s still not yet clear what will happen with Ntombi, the South African girl the couple adopted under dubious circumstances. Authorities are reportedly investigating how the family came to adopt her.

While Malaak has largely withdrawn from public life, Chris has gone public with his new lover, actress Megalyn Echikunwoke.

We’ve reached out to lawyers for both Chris and Malaak for comment.


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