BURBANK, CALIFORNIA: Fans warned Jennifer Hudson as she posted a sweet Instagram post to celebrate Common’s 51st birthday amid dating rumors. “Team Jhud, help me wish one of Chicago’s brightest lights and hip-hop legend, the one and only @common, a very happy birthday today!” Hudson, 41, wrote on Instagram on March 13. The “Respect” star also shared a selfie of herself and the “Summoning” rapper smiling while coming together.
Common updated his social media accounts by reposting Hudson’s birthday tribute to his Instagram Stories with a message saying “Thank you!” It didn’t take long for fans to realize that Hudson could confirm the rumors that she and Common were dating, according to Page Six.
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‘Soft Launch Insta Official’
Fans quickly deduced that Hudson might be dating “emotionally unavailable” Common and began offering advice in the comments section. “Is this a ‘Soft Launch Insta Official’,” one person asked. Another said: “His new boo? Hope not, she can do better. Don’t get me wrong, he’s a great person, but he’s not engaging and he’s hurt a lot of people. But happy birthday “This man has commitment issues, please don’t be another piece of his puzzle,” another fan warned.
Another fan exclaimed with hearts and emojis, “We love you so much Jen. Been a fan for years now but please 😢😢😌 don’t fall for it. Just a suggestion! None woman doesn’t need ‘regular’ people 😝😝😝 😌. You deserve better.” Another fan joked, “Lawdddddd everyone here tell her but Sis gonna do it her way…just be ready with the tissues and mimosas all.” “This man is emotionally unavailable,” added another. Another fan warned, “You better not Jenn!!!! No, he always takes our icons and leaves them on friend status. This man’s end goal isn’t marriage. RUN!!!! Unless you’re having fun.”
Common Dating Timeline
Common has enjoyed huge success since releasing his debut album in 1992. Born Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Common has also been linked to some of entertainment’s biggest stars over the years. The rapper has dated tennis player Serena Williams, Taraji P Henson, Tiffany Haddish and fellow Soulquarian Erykah Badu in the past, according to People. Common’s last relationship was with Tiffany Haddish, 43, whom he dated for almost a year before calling it quits in November 2021.
A daughter, Omoye Assata Lynn, was born to Common and Kim Jones during their relationship, which lasted until 1998. However, they separated when their daughter was one year old.
Erykah Badu, a singer-songwriter, dated Common from 2000 to 2002. During their relationship, the two worked together on a few songs, including “Jimi Was a Rock Star” for the “Electric Circus” album. by Common in 2002 and “Love of My Life”. (An Ode to Hip-Hop)’ for Badu’s 2003 album ‘Global Underground’. The ex-couple reunited in 2019 at BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Awards, where they performed together on stage.
Erykah Badu and Common attend Black Girls Rock 2019 hosted by Niecy Nash at NJPAC on August 25, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey (Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET)
Between 2007 and 2010, Common dated tennis legend, Serena Williams. She starred with artists such as Alicia Keys, Kanye West and Kerry Washington in the music video for her 2007 hit “I Want You”, which raised suspicions that the two were dating. However, they apparently broke up in 2010. Over the years, the ex-couple have reconnected professionally: Williams and Common spoke together in 2016 on the ESPN special “The Undefeated in Depth: Serena with Common about racism in tennis, and they did. again in 2018 at a “Creative Minds Speaks” event.
(L-R) Common and Serena Williams attend Creative Minds Talks presents a conversation between athlete, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Serena Williams and award-winning artist, actor and activist COMMON at the Civic Opera House on October 29, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois (Jeff Schear/Getty Images for the Common Ground Foundation)
Tiffany Haddish and Common first became friends while working together on the 2019 film “The Kitchen” and initially their connection was platonic. After corresponding on Bumble the following year, they went on a virtual date before Haddish announced their romance on “Steve-Wild O’s Ride” in August. But later in 2021, the couple split because they were both “too busy” for a committed relationship and were “never in the same town together”, a source told People in November.
Common and Tiffany Haddish attend Toast To The Arts presented by Remy Martin on March 2, 2018 in West Hollywood, California (Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Remy Martin)
Hudson’s Famous Exes
It’s surprising that Jennifer Hudson doesn’t have a long list of ex-boyfriends considering that she’s not only beautiful, but also a formidable Oscar-winning singer. It seems the American Idol alum prefers committed relationships over frequent get-togethers, according to Ranker.
Jennifer Hudson and David Otunga dated for almost ten years. They got engaged in 2008, and their son David Daniel was born in August 2009. However, their relationship soured, leading to a lengthy custody dispute. They were able to reach a secret agreement in July 2019 on the custody of their son.
Actress-singer Jennifer Hudson (L) and professional wrestler David Otunga attend the 40th annual People’s Choice Awards at Nokia Theater LA Live on January 8, 2014 in Los Angeles, California (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for People’s Choice Awards)
Former NFL player Kerry Rhodes was spotted dating Jennifer Hudson in 2007, but they never publicly admitted they were dating.
Kerry Rhodes attends the premiere of Netflix’s ‘A Jazzman’s Blues’ at TUDUM Theater on September 16, 2022 in Hollywood, California (JC Olivera/Getty Images)
Actor James Peyton and Jennifer Hudson had an on-and-off relationship from 1999 to 2007.
Although their reps didn’t immediately respond to Page Six’s request for comment, Hudson’s public birthday message to Common appeared to validate suspicions that they are dating.
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