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"I wasn't kind. I had an attitude. I was a f****** asshole": Remorseful Chris Rock opens up about cheating on his wife and being a bad husband
American Comedian Chris Rock has discussed his divorce and porn addiction in his newly released Netflix comedy special, Chris Rock: Tamborine which debuted on Valentine's day.
The 53-year-old didn't go easy on himself in the new comedy special which is his first since 2008's Kill the Messenger. He addressed his 2016 divorce from his wife of 18 years, Malaak Compton-Rock, the mother of his two children.
Rock called himself a "f***ing a**hole" for thinking that he could get away with cheating on his wife and said that he only had himself to blame for the divorce. He noted that the divorce was his own fault because he "didn't listen."
Rock admitted that he "brought this shit on myself. Nobody told me to go ho up." He was to blame for his 2014 divorce, he says.
"It’s my fault, because I’m a fucking asshole. I didn’t listen. I wasn’t kind. I had an attitude. I thought, 'I pay for everything, I can do what I want.' That shit don’t fucking work! I just thought I was the shit," He said.
He said divorce was hard for him, then advised people to cherish the ones they love.
"These last few years have been crazy for me. Don't clap for that shit unless you're a lawyer," Rock said, according to TooFab. He added that, "You don't wanna get divorced. You got somebody you love, hold tight. Commit."
Rock, who is now in a relationship with 34-year-old actress Megalyn Echikunwoke, also addressed the commonly held notion that guys cheat because they want "something new."
"It’s fucked up. When guys cheat, it’s like we want something new," He said. "But then you know what happens? Your woman finds out, and now she's new. She is never the same again. So, now you have new, but you have a bad new."
During an interview with Rolling Stone in May, Rock revealed that he had cheated on his wife with three women - one famous woman, another who is semi-famous and the third was described as "a member of the retail class." It was later reported that one of the women he cheated with is Scandal actress Kerry Washington. The alleged affair took place while Rock and Washington were filming the 2007 movie, I Think I Love My Wife.
During his new comedy special, Rock also talked about being addicted to pornography while he was still married.
"When you watch too much porn, you know what happens? You become, like, sexually autistic," Rock said. "You have a hard time with eye contact and verbal cues. You get desensitized. When you start watching porn, any porn will do. Then, later on, you're all f**ked up and you need a perfect porn cocktail to get you off."
Rock then went on to describe what kind of porn he got involved in to get him off.
"I needed an Asian girl with a black girl's ass that speaks Spanish just to get my d**k to move an inch," he said.