Chris Rock has split from his girlfriend of four years, actress Megalyn Echikunwoke.
Multiple sources confirmed to Page Six that Rock, 55, and Echikunwoke, 36, quietly broke up a few months ago, before he stole the show at the Oscars by poking fun at Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ divorce.
One source said Rock wasn’t ready to settle down again after his painful divorce from his wife of 18 years, Malaak Compton-Rock, which was finalized in 2016.
He told Rolling Stone the following year, “Getting divorced, you have to f–king start over,” he said. “You get to reset. It’s not a breakdown, but something in your life broke down.”
He also admitted to cheating on his then-wife with three women, one of whom is famous, he said. “I was a piece of s–t,” he said.
He also told the mag of dating “Night School” and “Almost Family” star Echikunwoke, “She’s got her own dough, it’s amazing.” They began dating in 2016 and reports later said the actress had moved into Rock’s home in New Jersey.
However, Rock has repeatedly spoken out about his painful divorce which took two years to finalize. He also had to go to family court to seek joint custody of his two daughters, Zahra and Lola, who are now both teenagers.
“I had to pay for a lawyer to divorce me, ” he said in one comedy special, “That’s like hiring a hitman to kill you.”
“I had to go through a custody fight for my kids. Just to see my kids, man.
“You don’t want to be a man in family court. You don’t want to be a black man in any court.”
He also later joked, “Would I ever get married again? Not if it would cure AIDS.”
Rock’s rep declined to comment, a spokesperson for Echikunwoke couldn’t immediately be reached.
[via Page Six]