Chris Rock Engaged Story NOT True
Chris Rock is NOT engaged, despite a new report falsely claiming he recently proposed to Megalyn Echikunwoke. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk the story.
The claim comes from MediaTakeOut, which blares in a “super worldwide exclusive” on Friday, “Comedian Chris Rock Gets ENGAGED… But Wait A Minute… He’s STILL MARRIED!!! (Exclusive DETAILS… Plus PICS Of His Fiance’s RING).” The accompanying story alleges that the site “confirmed this morning that comedian Chris Rock and his girlfriend Megalyn Echikunwoke are engaged.” It’s further said that, “according to Megalyn’s friend, Chris popped the question last weekend.”
The supposed pal is quoted as saying, “Chris and Megalyn are so much in love. They’re soul mates, who plan to spend eternity together. I know it sounds silly, but it’s true. They were born to be together.”
MTO adds, “The ring that Megalyn is wearing is an ‘antique.’ We’re told that the couple plan to UPGRADE rings, once Chris divorce [sic] is finalized.” That’s a pretty convenient excuse for why the bauble Echikunwoke is wearing doesn’t actually look like an engagement ring in the pictures posted by the webloid.
Gossip Cop suspects MediaFakeOut simply saw the new photos of the actress at this week’s CW upfront, noticed she had a ring on her hand, and concocted a story around it. In any case, we checked in with Rock’s rep, and we’re exclusively told, “He isn’t engaged.” Can’t say we’re surprised, given that this is the same bad blog that wrongly claimed Rock was dating Rosario Dawson in 2014.