Chris Rock Hinted at a Split From Lake Bell During His Netflix Special
Chris Rock may be back on the dating scene after his reported relationship with Lake Bell was confirmed in July 2022. That month, People said that a source told the outlet that the two stars had been "seeing each other for a few weeks" at that point. The insider also said that it was a "pretty new relationship," adding that the pair were "getting to know each other and seem to have fun."
However, on March 4, 2023, during his live Netflix special, "Chris Rock: Selective Outrage," Rock, 58, shared an update on his relationship status, confirming that he's currently not seeing anyone in particular. "I'm single. I've been single for a long time," he said. "I was married for a long time. I was dating somebody for a while. Now I'm single."
It's unclear who exactly the comedian was referring to, but speculation around him and Bell dating ramped up last summer after they were spotted out together a handful of times over Fourth of July weekend. On July 4, 2022, the two actors were photographed on a casual dinner date at Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica. Just a day before, they were spotted out having brunch in the same neighborhood at Coast restaurant, per TMZ, which also reported that Rock and Bell were seen at a Cardinals game in St. Louis the month prior.
On July 24, 2022, the pair were seen in New York City following a vacation to Croatia. "Chris has a busy work schedule right now," a source told People. "Lake joins him on tour when she can. They are making it work. They seem happy. Chris is very attentive and seems to really like spending time with her." Neither Rock nor Bell ever publicly addressed the nature of their relationship.
Bell, 43, who hasn't been romantically linked to any other high-profile figures besides Colin Farrell, announced her split from ex Scott Campbell — whom she shares her daughter Nova and son Ozgood with — in October 2020 following seven years of marriage. Meanwhile, Rock and his ex-wife, Malaak Compton-Rock, finalized their divorce in 2016, nearly 20 years after they tied the knot. The former couple shares two daughters, Lola and Zahra. Since their split, Rock has reportedly dated other actors like Megalyn Echikunwoke and Carmen Ejogo.
Look back at some of Rock and Bell's outings together ahead.