Once again, Common is a single man following his breakup with Tiffany Haddish. Earlier this month, the Chicago native opened up about the dissolution of their relationship with Jason Lee on Fox Soul’s Hollywood Unlocked Uncensored. Now Haddish is sharing her side of the story.
The Grammy Award-winning comedian also recently sat down with Jason Lee, and, of course, the famed blogger and reality star inquired about her breakup with Common. According to Haddish, the news that they were no longer in a relationship sort of derailed her as her team was alerted by People magazine. She claims that a few people within her camp knew of their split while she’s “sure a bunch of people in his camp knew” due to her contacting them consistently to retrieve her things from the rapper’s house.
When it comes to how she feels about the relationship is over, Tiffany Haddish audaciously expressed that she’s “fine with it.” Haddish, who is set to portray the iconic Olympic gold medal-winning track star Florence Griffith Joyner in an upcoming biopic, also looks forward to “new opportunities.” But in the same breath, she admits that she “misses” Common “from time to time.”
The host, who interviewed the “Glory” rapper prior, regurgitated his statements about their breakup. Common described her as the “best” and “most authentic” people that he’s met in his life. However, while the relationship was probably “the most mature” one that he’s admittedly ever been in, they were, perhaps, too busy.
The rapper further claimed that once the world opened back up enough to allow their schedules to move, they weren’t able to “feed” the relationship anymore. However, Common did state that there was no love lost between the two and that the decision to split was a mutual one. For Tiffany Haddish, however, the narrative is a different one. Haddish shared with Jason Lee that she shared the same sentiments as social media users who commented that Common is the “common denominator” in the demise of his relationships.
Within Common’s Hollywood Unlocked interview, he confessed to Jason Lee that he has a thing for “powerful women” after asking if he only liked famous women. The Like A Boss star shared her approach. “He might be the person that never, like, really settles with somebody,” Haddish expressed. “Maybe he’s like a, you know, he’s like a bee going from flower to flower to flower. I don’t know.”
Elsewhere in the exchange, Haddish shared that she was “very disappointed” with his response about their breakup. She felt this emotion because that was not what Common told her. However, she maintained privacy instead of disclosing the alleged real reason for their split. Nevertheless, Haddish has nothing but well wishes for the rapper. “I wish him nothing but joy and happiness,” she said. “He will always be cool.”
Haddish’s comments may stand as a reflection of Common’s past with high-profile relationships. Before dating her, he famously dated political analyst Angela Rye for a few years. While many thought the two would have lasted, a decision on whether or not to have children seemed to be the reason for their breakup. Although, while on her podcast, Rye explained that once they understood that they wanted “different things,” there was nothing more to discuss. She did describe their split as an “impeccable parting of ways” and that they would “always be friends.”
Common was also romantically involved with Serena Williams on-and-off from 2007-2010. Somewhat mirroring his reasons for other breakups, the tennis legend shared in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar that his “schedule is actually worse” than hers. “He didn’t want the responsibility. It’s really tough,” she said.
One relationship that many remember is with Erykah Badu. The couple dated for two years before splitting, and the breakup was very hard for the rapper. Common shared with People that it was “hard to eat” after their split as he was “going through the motions.” However, he shared that Badu was not at fault for the relationship’s end, and he also admits that their breakup and another one brought him to therapy.