Actress Tiffany Haddish and rapper Common broke up on Monday, November 29, reportedly after more than a year of dating and blamed it on hectic work schedules and the long distance between them. Haddish and Common started off while working on the sets of the 2019 film The Kitchen and things seemed to be going great with the pair. From professing their love for each other on national TV to making lovey dovey public appearances, the two have been one of the strongest couples in Hollywood. But not anymore.
Tiffany Haddish, the 41 year old comedian has never shied away from opening to the media about their meet and greet, her and Common’s. In one of her more recent interviews, she even expressed her interest in embracing motherhood at some point of time in the future. Here’s a quick look at the duo’s relationship timeline.
Haddish and Common met on the sets of the film The Kitchen but did not start dating, at least publicly till 2020. In April 2020 they teamed up for a virtual dating campaign courtesy of Bumble and that sparked up dating rumours between the two. Clearly their off screen chemistry was too evident to be ignored on screen. A year later, Haddish and the 40 year old rapper whose real name is Lonnie Rashid Lynn confirmed that they were spending the 2020 lockdown phase during the pandemic quarantining with each other. They made another public appearance, together, in support of the Black Lives Matter movement in Los Angeles in June 2020.
Later when she was invited on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in July 2020, Tiffany made references to her dating life and opened up about her relationship with the rapper. She hinted at their bond blossoming when the actress and comedian invited Common to do a Tik Tok video with her.
“I’m like, ‘Look, I want to shoot this video. I need you to be in it with me.’ And he was like, ‘Nah, that’s really not my style. I’m not really known for that. That’s not really my thing,’” she said on the show. Common wasn’t all up for it saying it was against his style and not to his liking but gave in to the actress’s repeated insistences. They ended up taking 18 retakes for the short clip and by the end of it, they were having a good time with each other and laughing their hearts out. This served as an elevator from the “just friends and co-stars” stage to their “dating stage”. Working together on the Bumble campaign helped the twosome grow closer — and the Night School star found herself falling for the Chicago native.
Ever since the comedian has only gushed about her relationship with Common. She felt that he has actually brought out a good side to her and bettered her from her previous marriage. She realised that she felt more confident and happier with the rapper around and it felt to good to have someone who cared for her, for a change.
“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,” she added later.
Later she opened about her willingness to embrace motherhood but at the same time how she had to take precautions against getting pregnant with her current boyfriend since her career has just started to peak.
“Let me tell you, if I get pregnant, that is all God — tearing down all walls, all barriers,” Haddish noted on TV. “Now, if that did happen, we’re gonna hire some help, then we’re gonna cry a lot. … And I’m not gonna be ‘baby mama,’ I’m gonna be ‘wife.’”
However the duo separated due to their hectic work schedules and prior work commitments that required them to do a long distance relationship. According to an inside source, the duo’s close friends and family “see them in it for the long run” and “love them as a couple.”