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Chris Rock: Some days I’m so sad

Chris Rock says he’s “doing OK” as he goes through his divorce, but admits that “some days I’m sad outta my mind”.

The 50-year-old actor and now-estranged wife Malaak Compton-Rock announced their plans to divorce in December last year, after 19 years of marriage.

The pair are parents to daughters Lola and Zahra.

And Chris has revealed in a new interview that he is coping as well as can be expected.

“I’m doing OK,” he told British newspaper The Guardian. “You know, some days are better than others, some days you’re sad outta your f**king mind. But my daughters are good and I’m only an hour away. Two houses close by. It’s good.”

Chris is concentrating on his work as he puts his marriage breakdown behind him.

However, he says he doesn’t consider the split a failure – and thinks it can help shape his future.

“You learn more from failure than success, right?” he asked.

The comedian did admit in the interview, however, that he is concerned about how the split will affect his daughters.

While the divorce seems to be amicable, Chris will be spending more time away from his family.

“The only question now is can I keep it going and raise healthy daughters who don’t have daddy issues because I’m gone all the time?” he said. “So who the hell knows what’s next?”

Chris also spoke in the interview about his political beliefs. The actor but says Obama’s term in the White House hasn’t given the country as much progress as he would have liked.

“It’s not really my kids who are affected – it’s white people’s kids,” he said. “It’s white people who have made progress. To call it black progress suggests we deserved everything that happened to us: the kids my kids grow up with won’t have a hard time picturing my daughters in an executive capacity – that’s progress, you know what I mean?”

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