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Is Chris Rock engaged to Megalyn Echikunwoke?

Chris Rock and Megalyn Echikunwoke
Chris Rock and Megalyn Echikunwoke

Although Chris Rock and his girlfriend Megalyn Echikunwoke have been together for since 2015, it appears the relationship is no more than it seems – two people who and love and care for each other.

that however has not stopped the gossip columns and commentators speculating about the relationship and whether it has moved into a new phase.

The rumours and stories reached fever-pitch when Megalyn started wearing a pearl ring on her engagement finger.

Thankfully the couple have now tried to put the brakes on the rumour mill with Megalyn categorically stating that they were not engaged. She said that the ring was part of her normal dress code and that people should not see it as any more than that.

She also pointed out that the ring was not even diamond.

And in an attempt to further dampen the rumours, Megalyn 33, made it clear that she actually was not a huge believer in marriage. However, she added that it was something that she was prepared to consider if Chris Rock 51, made a really good case for it.

Chris Rock with ex Malaak Compton Rock and daughters
Chris Rock with ex Malaak Compton Rock and daughters

Prior to the couple’s relationship, Megalyn was in a relationship with actor Patrick Fugit but that ended in 2014, while Chris divorced Malaak Compton-Rock this year after 20 years of marriage. Chris and his ex have two daughters – Zahra, 12, and Lola Rock, 14.

Megalyn Echikunwoke and former beau Patrick Fugit
Megalyn Echikunwoke and former beau Patrick Fugit

So who is Megalyn? She is of mixed heritage and was born Megalyn Ann Echikunwoke 28 May 1983 in Spokane in Washington in the US. Her mother is white and of German, Scottish and Irish ancestry and her father is of Nigerian decent. Her surname is from the Igbo ethnic group and language is said to mean leader of men.

Megalyn has two siblings Miki and Misty, and who along with Megalyn were raised on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Chinle Arizona.

Sh was discovered when she was 14 years old, after performing in a play at summer arts camp and she’s been acting professionally since she was 15-years-old. She is a versatile actress and has appeared in shows including That ’70s Show, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, E.R., 24Veronica Mars, Law & Order: SVU, 90210, House of Lies and Supernatural.

She is also politically active and ws on the Democratic Presidential campaign trail in 2007 for Barack Obama – going on a tour of Iowa college campuses and bars to help register young voters.

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