According to the Daily Mail, the Oscar-winning actor and rapper is actually dating a Black Hollywood icon whom he met on the set of a movie he filmed last year.
Common has reportedly been dating Regina Hall for a little more than a year after they filmed Barbershop: The Next Cut together in May 2015.
A source says he became “captivated” by the actress while they worked together and convinced her to go on a date with him, but she wasn’t that into the idea at first.
“Regina wasn’t interested in dating a fellow actor,” the source said. “She’s always shied away from [the] idea of being with one of her co-stars. But Common was persistent and finally won her over.”
Hall was reportedly firm about only agreeing to date the rapper after the film wrapped production that summer. Once the film was done, they allegedly began seeing each other and have been going strong ever since.
“This is the happiest anyone has ever seen him,” the source added. “He’s a hopeless romantic and after several failed relationships, he lost faith in love. But Regina inspires him and has renewed his hope in love. It’s so beautiful to see.”