Chris Rock is reeling off the release, or RE-release of his latest special CHRIS ROCK: TOTAL BLACKOUT, THE TAMBORINE EXTENDED CUT, stemming from the 2018 release of his Netflix special of the same name. His comedy style is unmatched as he will indeed go down as one of the greats. With his latest special, fans are once again, given a glimpse into Rock’s life as he’s been pretty candid through his comedy.
One of the topics that he discusses is the end of his marriage to his now ex-wife Malaak Compton Rock. “Would I ever get married again?” he questions himself during the show before answering, “Not if it would cure AIDS.” But the comedian does admit that he wasn’t a good husband.
“I was [messed] up. I was addicted to porn,” Rock says. “I know, billion-dollar industry, just me, right? I was addicted and, you know, I was 15 minutes late everywhere.”
That wasn’t the only thing Rock had to say about himself as it pertains to the end of an era that was their 18-year marriage. “I’m a [a–hole], man. I didn’t listen. I wasn’t kind. I cheated,” Rock added. “Yeah, I’m serious. I’m not bragging. I’d go on the road, end up sleeping with three different women. It’s, like, [messed] up. When guys cheat, we want something new. But then your woman finds out, and now she’s new. She’s never the same again. So, now you got new, but you got bad new. You got bad f*****n’ new, man.”
The comedian and movie star once spoke to Rolling Stone where he spoke more on the divorce to the mother of his two daughters, Zahra and Lola Rock. “Getting divorced, you have to f–king start over,” he said to the publication. “You get to reset. It’s not a breakdown, but something in your life broke down.”
He also shared that he believed at the time that he could cheat and get away with it due to him being the one that made more money in the household. However, he said, “That’s bulls–t. 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, although candid about his life and marriage, does not want to paint his ex in a bad light due to them divorcing, and also acknowledges he would rather an amicable relationship moving forward. “It’s not fair,” he said. “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.”