When Chris Rock filed papers to quit his wife of 18 years Malaak Compton-Rock back in December, he made sure to circle, highlight, and slap a sticky arrow on the part in the divorce papers about their prenup. Chris Rock stated in the divorce papers that Malaak totally had the “ability to work and contribute to her own support” while she was married to him. Basically, Chris Rock threw his arms around his giant mountain of cash and screamed “MINE!” But it doesn’t matter how elaborate of a Mouse Trap-style system he sets up to keep his former wife from his money, because she’s still coming for it.
According to Page Six, Chris Rock is worth $70 million, and Malaak is “demanding” a massive chunk of that. Court papers say that Malaak is arguing that shortly after she married Chris Rock, she gave up her career to stay home and take care of their kids and do charity work. Malaak says that because she was doing all of that, she wasn’t able to “contribute to her own support.” The papers also state that Malaak has grown accustomed to living like Chris Rock’s wife and deserves a divorce check that reflects “the marital standard of living.” Both Chris and Malaak agree that their prenup has expired under a sunset clause. (“Sunset Clause” sounds like Santa’s 89-year-old retired-stripper sister who lives in Fort Myers).
If Malaak really wants to increase her chances of getting that sweet Madagascar money, she should consider wearing that same sequined dress she’s wearing above when she walks into divorce court. Nothing says “I’ve grown accustomed to being rich” like daytime sequins.