Monday, December 29, 2014

Music Meets Runway photos

Music Meets Runway pre-event held on the 20th and event proper held on 23rd of December in Lagos. See more photos after the cut...

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Chris Rock Splits With His Wife After 19 Years of Marriage

Chris Rock and Malaak Compton are divorcing, the couple confirmed on Sunday. "After much contemplation and 19 years of marriage, Chris and I have decided to go our separate ways," Malaak said in a statement released to the press, adding that her philanthropy work for her non-profit styleWorks gives her perspective on the split. "Being fortunate enough to lead a life of service by working with those most vulnerable makes me well aware of life's blessings, even when faced with difficulties."
Chris and Malaak married in 1996 and share two daughters, Lola Simone and Zahra Savannah. Malaak mentioned their children in her announcement, saying, "While recognizing that this is a significant change, my children remain at the center of my life and their well-being is my top priority. It is in this spirit that I sincerely ask that their privacy and the privacy of our family be respected during this transition in our lives."
Robert S. Cohen, Chris's attorney, released a statement on Chris's behalf, saying, "Chris Rock has filed for divorce from his wife, Malaak. This is a personal matter and Chris requests privacy as he and Malaak work through this process and focus on their family." The announcement comes at the end of a big year for the comedian and actor, during which he returned to the spotlight to promote his new movie, Top Five. In the process, Chris has garnered headlines for sharing his thoughts on racism, women's rights, and more controversial topics in candid interviews.

The 10 Most Shocking Breakups of 2014

Breaking up is never easy, especially for stars whose relationships unfolded in the limelight this year. Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin kept it cordial during their "conscious uncoupling," while Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon's troubles seemed to play out in front of our eyes. Long-term couples like Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas and Robin Thicke and Paula Patton ended their romances, and Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult and Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo learned young love doesn't always last. Scroll through to see which split shocked you the most, and be sure to check out which stars have stayed together the longest.
Source: Getty