Tiffany Haddish is officially dating Common

Common and Tiffany Hadish at The Apollo Theater on October 08, 2019 in New York City.
Common and Tiffany Hadish at The Apollo Theater on October 08, 2019 in New York City.
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American comedienne and actress Tiffany Haddish and rapper Common are officially dating.

The star confirmed their relationship nearly four months after the pair went on a virtual date near the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

“I am in a relationship,” the 40-year-old actress revealed during an interview on the Wild Ride! with Steve-O podcast.

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And when asked if it was Common, real name Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jnr, she replied: "Yeah, we're twins now.

“I met Common when I was filming my movie The Kitchen – he was in it. He was, I guess, kind of like my love interest. I made out with him in the movie and we became friends, but it wasn’t anything sexual because my eyes were set on something else,” she said.

While the couple met on the set of the 2019 crime drama, their romance didn't blossom until the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The Girls Trip star revealed that her friendship with the rapper slowly evolved into something more after working on the charity project together.

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“I got on Bumble, like, May of last year,” Haddish added on the podcast. “Then Bumble approached me about doing something and I had been talking to Common, he’d come and play Spades with me and my friends. I mentioned it to him . . . and at this point our friendship was getting a little more than friendship, but not quite.”

She also revealed that they started spending more time together on video calls, and that’s when they decided to put their budding romance to the test and quarantine together.

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Tiffany confirmed she was quarantined with the rapper amid the global pandemic when they appeared together on Instagram Live with friends Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union. The pair was spotted together once more in June while attending a Black Lives Matter protest in Los Angeles.

Tiffany claimed this is “the best relationship” she has ever been in. And she had nothing but praise for her new man.

“This is hands down the best relationship I’ve ever been in. Knock on wood!” she gushed. “I’ve lost 20 pounds since I’ve been in this relationship. I feel more confident in me and it’s not him that’s doing it. I’m just way happier and it’s like knowing I got somebody that cares about me, that really has my back. It seems like he does anyways. And I love it. I love him.”

The comedienne was previously married to William Stewart but the pair divorced in 2013. Common has a 23-year-old daughter, Omoye Assata Lynn, with a former girlfriend.

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