Megalyn Echikunwoke isn’t walking the aisle anytime soon — not only because she isn’t engaged to her boyfriend Chris Rock yet, but also because she isn’t a “huge believer” in marriage.
In an interview with People at Showtime’s Emmy Eve Party at the Sunset Tower Hotel on Saturday night, Sept. 17, Echikunwoke said that the notion that marriage is all a woman could possibly want in life is “lame.”
“I guess there’s this misconception about once you’re engaged how could you possibly want anything more than marriage and kids,” the 33-year-old actress said. “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 “Vixen” voice actress, however, isn’t completely ruling out marriage. “If he made a really good case for it, I guess …,” Echikunwoke said, referring to Rock who she’s been dating for months.
Echikunwoke and Rock sparked engagement rumors in August after a friend of the couple shared an Instagram photo of the lovebirds with the caption: “Last night we celebrated new beginnings ... #lovewins.”
The photo, which was posted a day before Rock finalized his divorce from Malaak Compton, shows the “Arrow” actress seemingly displaying a ring on her finger. While some think that the jewelry is an engagement ring, Echikunwoke told People that it’s just a regular ring.
“I’ve never worn an engagement ring,” the Washington-born thespian said. “This right here is my alleged engagement ring, which is obviously not an engagement ring so just an FYI. It’s a pearl. It’s not even a diamond.”
Echikunwoke and Rock made their relationship public when they when they attended Clive Davis’ 40th annual pre-Grammy Awards gala together in February.