Slow your roll Internet! Chris Rock and Megalyn Echikunwoke won’t be tying the knot anytime soon.
The 33-year-old American actress was spotted wearing a ring on a very particular finger, but she says the tabloids have it all wrong: “Why would anyone think that? 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 F-Y-I. It’s a pearl. It’s not even a diamond.”
Echikunwoke did eventually open up about her relationship with the 51-year-old comedian, telling People: “What can I say? I have a boyfriend… He’s a comedian. He’s funny. He’s really wonderful. He’s a very dreamy guy, and I’m a lucky girl.”
But she says marriage is the farthest thing from her mind: “I’m actually not a huge believer in marriage. If he made a really good case for it, I guess…”
Adding: “There’s this misconception about once you’re engaged, how could you possibly want anything more than marriage and kids. It’s kind of like lock down a rich guy. I’m here to say that there’s more to life than that, and this common lame notion that that’s all a girl could possibly want in life is completely bulls**t. So, I mean, I have a boyfriend who I love and that’s all I need.”
The pair first made their relationship public after appearing together at a pre-Grammy Awards gala in February.