After months of speculation, Tiffany Haddish has just confirmed she is dating rapper, Common. What’s more, the actress has already dropped the L-word!
The 40-year-old comedian confirmed her relationship with the Grammy-winning rapper, during the latest episode of Steve-O’s podcast, Steve-O’s Wild Ride. Haddish seemed to have high praise for their relationship, which is her first with another celebrity.
“This is hands down the best relationship I’ve ever been in”
When quizzed about her romance in the interview, Tiffany said, ‘I am in a relationship,’ before confirming that Common was the lucky man. Haddish even joked about how she and the rapper look like twins since she recently shaved her head, “Yeah, we’re twins now.”
“This is hands down the best relationship I’ve ever been in,” she gushed on Steve-O’s Wild Ride! podcast. “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,” she said before dropping the L-word. “And I love it. I love him.”
Tiffany also discussed what Common, whose real name is Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr, thought of her newly shaved head. “I’ve been talking about cutting my hair for years. He said it was beautiful,” she shared. “He’s like, ‘Wow, you did it man. You’ve got a lot of courage. You look so beautiful. I love it.’ And I’m like, Ahh, put your head on my head. “
Speculations and Rumors about the couple’s relationship
The actress told Steve-O how she first met the rapper on the set of their 2019 film, The Kitchen, where they played love interests. “We became friends, but it wasn’t like anything sexual,” she explained. “Then, I went into this whole period of like, yeah, I want to start dating. So I got on Bumble May of last year, and I had been talking to Common and hanging out. Like, he comes and plays Spades with me and my friends. At this point, our friendship was getting a little more than friendship, but not quite. During quarantine, we were FaceTiming all the time.”
However, after the pair went on a virtual Bumble date, their relationship blossomed. “And then he got tested for everything, I got tested for everything, and yeah, we’ve been f—ing,” she shared.
“I want a real man that got his own business going, his own career going on”
Back in January, at the Like a Boss premiere, Haddish revealed in an interview about how she was making time for love in 2020.
“Whoever likes me, holler. Make sure your credit right. [Make sure] you ain’t got no whole bunch of kids. If you got kids, they need to be already grown. I don’t need to be teaching them how to wash clothes, how to clean their room or nothing like that. You need to be a grown ass man, You need to be a full man. Not living with your mama, unless she’s sick and you’re taking care of her. I want a real man that got his own business going, his own career going on. And not needing me for nothing but companionship, an ear to listen to, and a little bit of a good time.”And by the looks of it, Haddish got all that she dreamed of and more.
Talking future projects and putting rumors to rest
In terms of future projects, Tiffany revealed that she already got the go-ahead from Paul Schrader. Who is the writer/director of her upcoming film, The Card Counter. Which is set to resume filming this month in Mississippi, after production was halted back in March, when one of the cast tested positive for COVID-19, just five days from wrap.
The Kitchen star clarified she can just wear wigs on set, adding, ‘I can wear wigs in real life too. I mean, I’ve done it for years.’ The actress even had to post a video to address some of her followers who raised concern over her motives for cutting her hair off.
Haddish assured them, “Nothing is wrong with my brain, you guys. I’m not suffering from no emotional s***, nothing. Anybody that knows me, knows me, knows that I’ve been talking about this for a long time.”