Sunday, May 22, 2022

Nia Long Recalls Disastrous Date with Chris Rock

Chris Rock and Nia
Chris Rock and Nia Long / Twitter

*Nia Long revealed in the early 90s that she once had a disastrous date with comedian Chris Rock.

As reported by The Blast, she told TV One TV in 2018, “Dudes sending flowers, diamonds. My doorbell rings at 4 o clock in the morning, and there’s this beautiful box of diamond rings that were brought in on a private jet and delivered in the middle of the night. All that was so overwhelming for me.”

“I remember Chris Rock and I were set up on a blind date. He was on Saturday Night Live. He picked me up. We went out. We hated each other,” Long recalled. “I was like, ‘This dude is not even that f**** funny. And he’s the only dude that has ever given me a false number.”

“Yes, I did it purposely. She was kind of obnoxious,” Rock later admitted when the two appeared on “The Wendy William Show.” He stopped chasing her when Long made a comment about her side-d*ck supplier. 

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Rock said, “So, at some point in the day, I go, ‘Are you seeing anybody?’ And she says, ‘No, but I know where I need to get some d*** if I need it.’” 

Long also briefly dated comedian Chris Tucker. In an interview with AV Club, the actress revealed, “I bought myself a BMW. It was so cute. I was shooting “Friday” at the time, and Chris Tucker and I saw each other on the freeway, on the way to the set,” she said.

Long continued, “He had a busted window with a pizza box over it because he couldn’t afford to fix the window! We get to work, and he goes, ‘When I grow up, I want to be just like you.’”

When they went on another date two years later, Tucker by that point was a household name. 

“Cut to—all the money he made. Two years ago, we go out to dinner, and he picked me up in—ready?—a Phantom Rolls-Royce, which—I couldn’t even figure out how to get the damn car door opened. I said to him: ‘Oh, you want to be like me? I think the tables have turned.’”

And there you have it!

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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