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Chris has been married to his wife, Malaak, for nearly 15 years, and they have two daughters, Lola, 9, and Zahra, 7. As a proud father, Chris says he has just one job: "Keep my daughters off the pole. That's it! No stripper daughters," he says. "Not that there's anything wrong with it, but it's wrong for my daughters."

When Oprah asks Chris to give himself a grade as a father, he declines. "It's the one job where you have to put 25 years in before you get your grade—you don't get midterms," he says. "Many a father or mother started off great, and then something happened and they fell off. Parenthood is a journey. It's a marathon. You don't get points for doing half the marathon."

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Chris says he's only having more fun as his daughters get older. "I think I'm getting better. I'm younger than the other parents, or younger acting anyway," he says. "I thought I was having fun when they were 3, now they're 9 and 7—fun! Now they can talk, and they've got opinions.."
FROM: Chris Rock: The Oprah Show Farewell
Published on April 22, 2011

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