Cupid's Pulse Article: Chris Rock and Wife Malaak Compton-Rock Are Divorcing After 18 YearsCupid's Pulse Article: Chris Rock and Wife Malaak Compton-Rock Are Divorcing After 18 Years

By Maggie Manfredi

Sad news comes our way from comedian Chris Rock. According to, the funny man and his longtime wife Malaak Compton-Rock are getting a divorce after almost 20 years together. Rock’s rep reported, “This is a personal matter, and Chris requests privacy as he and Malaak work through this process and focus on their family.” The couple have two children together. 

How do you know when it’s time to call it quits on a longterm relationship? 

Cupid’s Advice: 

Every relationship has its ups and downs, and some unfortunately come to an end after a rough patch. Cupid has some thoughts on how to know it’s time to split:

1. You’re not happy: It’s never easy to leave a life that’s totally connected to someone else. However, if you are never feeling or finding happiness within it, then it might be time to call it quits.

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2. You’ve made other plans: Have you been planning your future…with your partner out of the picture? If you no longer envision spending time with your significant other, this is a definite sign that you should move on.

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3. You’ve tried your best: You’ve given counseling a shot, or you’ve talked it through and worked on things as a couple independently of a therapist, but nothing has changed. Don’t get trapped; this is a sign that, even with effort, neither of you are where you want to be.

What are your thoughts on splitting after a long relationship? Share with us below.