What Really Happened Between Chris Rock And Megalyn Echikunwoke?

Chris Rock and Megalyn Echikunwoke shared a romantic connection in the past. Years before they got together, Chris tied the knot with Malaak Compton-Rock in 1996. Then after almost two decades of marriage, Chris filed for divorce from Malaak in 2014. In 2017, Rolling Stone wrote about Chris' "Total Blackout" comedy tour, in which the comedian addressed his divorce from Malaak, revealing that he'd been unfaithful to his then-wife. "I was a piece of sh**t," Chris said. He shared with the magazine that he'd had to "start over" since his divorce."You get to reset," Chris said. "It's not a breakdown, but something in your life broke down."

By this time, Chris had begun to see Echikunwoke, whom he referenced in this interview. "Actually, I'm dating a girl now," Chris said. "She's got her own dough, it's amazing." Echikunwoke's acting career has included roles in projects like "That '70s Show," "CSI: Miami," and "House of Lies." Previously, Echikunwoke denied rumors that she and Chris were an item. "I am too busy for romance," Echikunwoke said to HipHollywood at the Academy Awards in 2016. "So, yeah. I have work to do." Despite this, a flame soon ignited between the two performers.

Chris Rock and Megalyn Echikunwoke dated for four years

Chris Rock and Megalyn Echikunwoke had a years-long relationship. Throughout their courtship, Rock occasionally shared sweet moments on Instagram, including Valentine's Day selfies of the two he posted in 2018. Additionally, in 2019 Rock posted a photo of him and his then-partner posing on the Met Gala red carpet. There were times when things were reportedly getting serious between the duo, such as when the Daily Mail wrote that Echikunwoke was spotted wearing a ring on her wedding finger back in 2016.

After this, Echikunwoke shut down the rumors that she and Rock had plans to tie the knot. "Definitely not," Echikunwoke told People when asked if she'd been sporting an engagement ring. She added, "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." Following four years of dating, Page Six reported that the couple eventually went their separate ways in early 2020. At the time, a source said Rock "wasn't ready to settle down again" because of his previous divorce. Since this separation, Rock has experienced new romances.

Chris Rock has dated other performers following his split from Megalyn Echikunwoke

Since his breakup with Megalyn Echikunwoke, Chris Rock has dated other entertainers. For a short time, Rock was linked to actor Carmen Ejogo after he and Echikunwoke ended their union, Hollywood Life wrote. By July 2022, it was reported that Rock and another actor, Lake Bell, had started dating. Opening up to ET, a source said the pair had been spending time together amid a comedy tour of Rock's. The source then noted it was a positive sign that Rock had set time aside for Bell during his busy schedule. "[Rock is] hyper focused on his tour and upcoming comedy special, so I know he really likes her since he's making seeing her a priority!" the source revealed.

Later that month, the couple was seen out and about during a trip to Croatia. In March 2023, Rock said that he was single in his "Selective Outrage" comedy special, which was filmed earlier that month. Meanwhile, there haven't been recent headlines regarding Echikunwoke's relationship status.