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Common Dated Celebs Like Erykah Badu Before Falling in Love With Tiffany Haddish


Aug. 5 2020, Updated 2:07 p.m. ET

Tiffany Haddish and Common are officially an item. The actress and comedian confirmed long-standing fan suspicion during an appearance on a recent episode of the Steve-O's Wild Ride podcast. As she revealed, she hasn't felt this happy in a long time. The news left fans wondering: what's the rest of Common's relationship history like? 

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So, what's there to know about Common's relationship history?

With an almost three-decade-long career in show business, Common has had plenty of opportunities to meet emerging artists and internationally recognized stars. 

Common was in a relationship with Erykah Badu for about two years.

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"With Erykah Badu, that was my first love where you’re just open and floating," Common described the relationship in a previous interview with People

The rapper and the iconic R&B singer are thought to have started dating in 2000. They stayed together for two years, during which they even collaborated on a hit song, "Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip-Hop)." The track is also in the 2002 romantic comedy, Brown Sugar. 

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"When we split, I was 27 or 28. I was in a haze, just going through the motions. It was hard to eat," Common told People. 

"It wasn’t her fault, the relationship just didn't go forward," the rapper named the main reason behind their breakup. 

Common went on to date 'Empire' star Taraji P. Henson.

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Common and Taraji P. Henson started dating in October 2005, and they stayed together for two years. Unfortunately for fans, they rarely ever talked about their relationship in a public capacity. When pressed for answers in a 2011 interview with Yahoo, Taraji was ever-so-hesitant to admit that they were, indeed, in a relationship. 

In the same interview, she also quashed some vicious rumors about her and Drake — declaring that he is too young for her taste. 

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Common remained good friends with Serena Williams long after their breakup.

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Common and Serena dated on an on-and-off basis between 2007 and 2010. They strove to keep the relationship as private as possible during this time frame, barely ever making appearances together. Likewise, they refused to address the topic in interviews. 

They parted ways on amicable terms.  

"Not every ex-girlfriend are we still but with some I am and [...] it was [...] a mutual breakup but she initiated it," Common explained during a previous appearance on The Meredith Vieira Show. 

"It's not like every [ex] you talk to every other day, but you still have that respect and love for them and want to see them do well," Common added. 

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Common was dating Angela Rye for a while.

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Common and Angela Rye started dating in the summer of 2017. They broke up in March 2018, only to rekindle the flame in August 2019. They chose to end it a few months later after realizing that they had very different goals in life. 

"We had been talking probably for two months about 'let's see where things go' because I'm leaning towards 'I want kids' and he was leaning towards 'I don’t know,' and I think when somebody tells you they don’t know they don't really want that, they just don’t want to hurt you," Angela explained in a previous episode of On One With Angela Rye. 

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