Love is in the air! When Chris Rock and Lake Bell fanned romance rumors in summer 2022, they became Hollywood’s sexiest comedy pair.
After being spotted at a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game in June 2022, the South Carolina native and Harley Quinn icon were first linked.
While there was no PDA, observant spectators observed the twosome remained close, watching from box seats in the stadium and standing together for the entirety of the event.
Chris Rock Holds Hands With Girlfriend Lake Bell On Croatian Getaway
After grabbing dinner with the New York native outside Georgia Baldi’s restaurant in Santa Monica, California, the Saturday Night Live veteran generated additional romance rumors the following Independence Day.
According to reports, the pair was seen having breakfast together the next day on the coast. Just two days later, Us Weekly revealed the couple was dating, with a source exclusively disclosing that “Chris has been in a pretty good mood” since he began “dating and spending his downtime with Lake Bell.”
At the time, a source said that the couple “both simply laugh a lot when they’re together,” adding, “They have similar personalities.”
Chris Rock and Bell were sighted again a few weeks later while on board a yacht in Korcula, Croatia. While the comedians were cautious to spend their time on opposing sides of the boat to avoid photographers, both seemed calm as they lay on sun loungers listening to their headphones.
The blooming romance comes only a few months after the Everybody Hates Chris star made news as one of the presenters at the 94th Academy Awards in March.
Chris Rock made a joke about Will Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, at the event, prompting the Fresh Prince star to go on stage and hit him across the face. Smith apologized for his behavior and was barred from attending any Oscars-related events for the next ten years.
However, the In Living Color performer soon moved on from the event. “Chris is in a lot better mood than he was a few months ago,” a source told Us at the time his connection with Bell was revealed.
Rock previously married Malaak Compton-Rock in 1996. Before their divorce was completed in April 2016, the couple had been married for twenty years. After seven years of marriage, the Madagascar actress divorced her spouse Scott Campbell in 2020.
The couple announced their split in November of that year, but they had separated two months before. In June 2022 Rock and Bell were seen together at a St. Louis Cardinals game. While there was no obvious PDA, the couple was observed standing together for the entirety of the athletic event.
But in July 2022, the couple fanned relationship speculations even further when they were spotted on July 4, 2022, at Georgia Baldi’s restaurant in Santa Monica.
They had breakfast together the next day, and the Us confirmed the two were formally dating the same week.