Common & Jennifer Hudson Reportedly Dating

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After rumors swirled since last year, an insider claims that they're keeping things low-key.

Common and Jennifer Hudson are reportedly dating each other after rumors of a romance swirled since last year. Furthermore, RadarOnline on Thursday (January 26) that an insider close to the alleged couple confirmed their fling. While fans speculated on their status, rumors of a fling came after the rapper's split from Tiffany Haddish.

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 07: Recording artists/actors Jennifer Hudson (L) and Common attend the Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons honoring Martin Bandier at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)

Moreover, the Empire star knew the 50-year-old MC for quite some time before this report. However, RadarOnline's insider said that they got closer on the set of their upcoming thriller flick, Breathe.

“Things took a romantic turn while they were filming in Philadelphia over the summer,” they stated. “When the day’s shoot wrapped, they’d always find their way to each other’s side.

“They’ve kept up their communication since shooting the movie," they went on. "They get together whenever their schedules allow. Of course, he’s known as a total flirt, but Jennifer feels there’s no harm in that, and she’s having fun.”

Furthermore, things spiced up for the two last year when fans spotted them at a romantic Philadelphia dinner. According to eyewitness reports, the Chicago rapper acted “cozy and flirty” with Hudson and there was "lots of cuddling and giggling."

In fact, the 41-year-old actress opened up about that dinner on Entertainment Tonight back in September.

“People create their narratives of it, and it’s like, OK, you know, how you feel," she expressed. "We shot a film together, and he played my husband. We gotta eat in between those moments.”

Afterwards, onlookers spotted the two again when Common picked Hudson up from her talk show in Burbank, California. Still, the two faced some high-profile breakups recently that contextualize this fling. Jennifer split from pro wrestler David Otunga in 2017 and Common broke up with Tiffany Haddish in 2021.

“I was disappointed,” Haddish told Jason Lee of the breakup on FOX SOUL's Hollywood Unlocked Uncensored. “I was very disappointed, I was like, ‘Oh, OK. ‘Cause that’s not what you told me, but OK.'”

However, Common stated that they were just too busy to nurture their bond.

“I don’t think the love really dispersed," he explained. "I just think it was like we weren’t feeding the relationship. Neither one of us is gonna stop. We both care about our crafts and what we do.

We care about love too and partnership, but I think the energy that has been put into our careers and continuing to want to do the things that we do for ourselves and for the people," he continued. "It was hard for me to balance all of that and keep the relationship fed.”

Still, what do you think of Jennifer Hudson and Common reportedly dating and forming a new romance? Whatever the case, let us know in the comments down below. Also, as always, come back to HNHH for the latest in celebrity gossip, freshly-brewed rumors, and hip-hop romances.

About The Author
Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.