Comedian Chris Rock kicked off his highly anticipated Total Blackout tour Monday.
It’s been nine years since his last stand-up show. As for what drove him to tour again, he joked, "That’s what alimony will do to you.”
Chris and Malaak Compton-Rock divorced last year after 16 years of marriage. He admitted in his first show, "I wasn’t a good husband. I didn’t listen. I wasn’t kind. I cheated.”
Once his divorce was finalized, Chris, 51, moved on with Megalyn Echikunwoke, 33. Over the summer, she sparked engagement rumors when she was seen wearing a diamond ring on that finger at a Hamptons party in New York.
The “Arrow” actress shut down the rumors, telling People magazine, "Definitely not… I’ve never worn an engagement ring. This right here is my alleged engagement ring, which is obviously not an engagement ring, so just an FYI. It’s a pearl. It’s not even a diamond.”