Chris Rock talks divorce, admits to infidelity and says he wants to find God
- Comedian Chris Rock and his wife Malaak pose for photographers on the red carpet as they arrive at the State Department for a gala dinner for the 2010 Kennedy Center Honorees in Washington December 4, 2010. (Reuters)
Chris Rock did not hold back in a revealing new interview about his divorce from his wife of 18 years.
The comedian and Malaak Compton-Rock split in 2014 and finalized their divorce in 2016. He told Rolling Stone he had to start over after the end of his 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 Rock reset was by embarking on his first world tour in nine years in February which he jokingly calls his "alimony tour."
"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.
The 52-year-old also admitted to cheating on his then-wife with three women, one of which is famous he said.
"I was a piece of s–t," he said adding 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."
While Rock is happily dating and moving forward with his career, he is still looking for peace.
"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."