Malaak Compton-Rock, married to Chris Rock for nearly 20 years, announced Sunday that the couple are going their separate ways.
RUMOURS have swirled since Chris Rock revealed in a comedy routine he cheated on his ex-wife with three different women, including a big star.
And, sources tell Page Six the famous fling was with Scandal star Kerry Washington.
A new Rolling Stone cover story reported Rock saying in a routine, “I was a piece of s**t,” of his marriage to ex-wife Malaak Compton-Rock.
The mag adds that Rock “segues into his infidelities and gets disarmingly specific, describing three women: one famous, one semifamous and one a member of the retail class.”
A source told Page Six: “He was cheating on his wife with Kerry when they were filming [I Think I Love My Wife] about him, ironically, having fantasies of cheating on his wife. That went on for a while, for like six months, and she found out. There’s no grey area.”
Buzz about the affair actually began around 2007, we hear, when Washington was engaged to actor David Moscow.
But Rock reignited the rumour in the RS cover story on his Total Blackout world tour.
“It’s the alimony tour. I’ve got to make some money first,” he told the mag.
His divorce was finalised last year.
A source close to Rock brushed off the routine as schtick, but admitted his marriage to Malaak was tumultuous.
“I take it as a joke when he says he cheated with a famous person. He even says he cheated with a member of Destiny’s Child, but not Beyoncé,” the source said.
“He was friends with Kerry around that time. They did the movie together. He was also separated from Malaak around that time. They were off-and-on a lot during their marriage. It was a rocky situation.”
Washington’s ex Moscow was asked about the alleged affair in 2016 and reportedly responded, “No comment.”
Washington is now happily married to Nnamdi Asomugha, and the couple has two kids, daughter Isabelle and son Caleb.
Rock is currently dating actress Megalyn Echikunwoke, but said, “Would I ever get married again? Not if it would cure AIDS.”
Reps for Rock and Washington did not comment.
This article originally appeared on The New York Post and has been republished here with permission.