Tiffany Haddish reveals rapper Common’s unique dating patterns

Common In Concert - New York, NY
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In a candid interview, comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish recently opened up about her past relationship with rapper and actor Common. The “Girls Trip” star, known for her unfiltered honesty, didn’t hold back when discussing Common’s dating habits. Buckle up, because we’re diving into the intriguing world of Common’s romantic cycles.

The two-year cycle

Haddish revealed that Common follows a distinct two-year dating cycle. Here’s how it breaks down:

  1. Six to nine months single: Common spends the first half of this cycle flying solo. During this time, he’s presumably enjoying the single life, focusing on his career, and maybe even penning some thought-provoking lyrics.
  2. Two years in a relationship: After his brief hiatus from the dating scene, Common dives headfirst into a committed relationship. For a solid two years, he’s all in—whether it’s candlelit dinners, late-night studio sessions, or cozy movie nights.
  3. Repeat: Rinse and repeat. Once those two years are up, Common circles back to being single, ready to explore life without romantic entanglements.

Haddish’s take

Tiffany Haddish, who dated Common for around a year and a half, shared her perspective on their relationship.

"The only celebrity I’ve entangled with, it was two years of him chasing me down before I finally was like, ‘Okay, let’s do something,'” she revealed."

Their romance began in early 2018, and by August 2021, they had parted ways. Haddish clarified that the breakup wasn’t mutual, with Common expressing that the relationship had run its course.

But what about Common’s dating habits? Haddish playfully quipped,

"It’s every two years. It’s like six to nine months single and then two years on [in a relationship] and then six to nine months single and then two years on. That’s his schedule. That’s his cycle."

The sobering truth

Haddish’s transparency extended beyond Common’s dating patterns. She shared that she’s been sober for six months, a decision that led her to make healthier relationship choices.

"I was waking up next to ugly men,” she admitted, hinting at past experiences fueled by alcohol. And while she’s chosen celibacy, Haddish hasn’t been sitting at home knitting sweaters. She dropped a bombshell: “I’ve been dating multiple guys. They all know about each other."

Common’s love life may follow a predictable rhythm, but it’s anything but dull. Whether he’s crooning on stage or navigating the complexities of romance, the rapper keeps us guessing. As for Tiffany Haddish, her new memoir, “I Curse You With Joy,” promises even more juicy details. Released on May 7, it’s a must-read for fans eager to delve deeper into her candid revelations.