“I Was Like, ‘This Dude Is Not Even That F–king Funny'”: Nia Long Recounts That Terrible Blind Date With Chris Rock
Nia Long and Chris Rock once went on a date, and she said he was the only guy she’d ever been out with who gave her a fake phone number.
In a preview for the upcoming episode of TV One’s Uncensored with the 47-year-old actress, she opens up about that experience and let us know it was one of the worst dates ever. It was around the time that the comedian was a cast member on Saturday Night Live and she was on Guiding Light, which was between 1990 and 1993.
“I remember Chris Rock and I were set up on a blind date,” she said. “He was on Saturday Night Live. We went out. We hated each other. I was like, ‘This dude is not even that f–king funny.’ And he’s the only dude that has ever given me a false number [laughs].”
Of course, this isn’t the first time we’ve heard of Rock unsuccessfully testing the waters with a woman heavily desired in the industry. He recently revealed that he tried to shoot his shot at Rihanna after his divorce to Malaak Compton Rock, and that went as terribly for the 53-year-old star as one might expect.
“How you doing Rihanna?” he said he asked the 30-year-old pop star in his recently released stand-up special, Tamborine. “Rihanna looked at me like I was one of her aunts. She didn’t even register me as a d–k-carrying member of society. Like, I would have had an easier time f–king Aretha Franklin.”
He may not have gotten far with Long or Rihanna, but he’s currently sweeping 34-year-old actress Megalyn Echikunwoke off of her feet. The pair have been an item since 2016. As for Long, she’s assumed to still be with fiancé Ime Udoka, an assistant coach of the San Antonio Spurs that she’s been seeing since 2010. They share a son together named Kez.
And for the record, this isn’t the first time both parties have shared this story. They actually did so together on The Wendy Williams Show. Rock said he gave her a fake number because he was turned off at the fact that when asked if she was seeing anyone, Long replied, “No, but I know where to get some d–k if I need it”:
Check out the full scoop on Long’s journey in Hollywood, and that date, when her episode of Uncensored airs on Sunday, March 11.