*PREMIUM-EXCLUSIVE* Santa Monica, CA - Comedian Chris Rock and actress Lake Bell are seen having a romantic dinner date at Italian restaurant Giorgio Baldi on the 4th of July weekend in Santa Monica. The duo arrived at 8:45 PM and left the establishment at 10:30 PM. The 57-year-old comedian kept it casual in a white long sleeve shirt, grey pants, and brown dress shoes while actress Lake Bell wore black jeans, black dress shoes, and a black top showing off a little bit of her cleavage. At one point, the couple was holding hands as they arrived at the restaurant but immediately let go of each other as soon as they saw the photographers. It’s been a little over 3 months since Chris Rock was slapped by actor Will Smith on stage in front of an audience and on live television at the 2022 Oscars. Chris and Lake were recently spotted together last month at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, watching a Cardinals game. Pictured: Chris Rock, Lake Bell BACKGRID USA 4 JULY 2022 BYLINE MUST READ: TPG / BACKGRID USA: +1 310 798 9111 / email@example.com UK: +44 208 344 2007 / firstname.lastname@example.org *UK Clients - Pictures Containing Children Please Pixelate Face Prior To Publication* TPG / BACKGRID Chris Rock and Lake Bell Chris Rock and Lake Bell are enjoying quality time together.
The two were photographed multiple times together in Santa Monica, California, over the recently wrapped
Fourth of July weekend, including during a dinner outing at Giorgio Baldi.
In a photo exclusive to PEOPLE, Rock, 57, and Bell, 43, are seen outside the Italian eatery, where the comedian wore a light-colored long-sleeved top and trousers, finishing the look in brown shoes.
The actress/director, meanwhile, kept it similarly casual in a pair of flared pedal-pusher jeans, a low-cut black crop top and matching shoes.
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Bell and Rock were also spotted dining at the area's Coast restaurant on Sunday, as seen in a photo obtained by
TMZ. The latter outlet also reports that the pair were previously spotted together at a St. Louis Cardinals game.
Reps for both actors did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's requests for comment about the nature of their relationship.
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Rock was previously married to
Malaak Compton Rock, whom he split from in 2016 after 20 years together. He was later linked to actresses Megalyn Echikunwoke and Carmen Ejogo.
Bell and her husband of seven years,
Scott Campbell, announced their split in October 2020. RELATED VIDEO: Chris Rock Said He Let People "Walk All Over" Him 2 Months Before Will Smith Smacked Him at Oscars
Rock's weekend with Bell comes just over three months after he was slapped onstage at the 2022
Academy Awards by Will Smith, over a joke Rock made about Smith's wife Jada Pinkett Smith.
Smith, 53, walked onstage
and smacked Rock in the face, leaving the audience and live viewers stunned. "Oh wow," said Rock as Smith made his way back to his seat. "Will Smith just smacked the s— out of me."
Will has since
apologized to Rock in a statement resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Meanwhile, Rock is slated to join
Dave Chappelle later this year for a joint comedy show. The two will join forces for a show at London's The O2 arena on Sept. 3.