GEORGE COSTANTINO-Thu, July 22, 2021, 10:32 AM
Common is opening up on the keys to his successful relationship with actress Tiffany Haddish.
The two have been dating for over a year now, and the rapper-actor says the secret has been his ability to communicate better while “listening better to what she has to say.”
“I think one of the important things about relationships for me has been to really know myself more and love myself and be able to express the things that I want,” Common, 49, recently told People. “I’ve evolved and gotten to that place.”
“I listen and take things in and try to do my best to understand,” he added.
The couple met in 2019 while filming “The Kitchen” together, and Haddish publicly confirmed their relationship in July 2020.
At the time, she said that it was “hands-down the best relationship” she had ever been in.
While speaking about their communication style with People, Common explained that he tries to take in Haddish’s perspective and her thoughts on matters — “instead of always having an answer.”
He also described why he feels they are good for each other.
“It’s about really just being in a relationship where you can grow and you really support each other’s purpose and vision … I’m making you better, you’re making me better and you can have fun,” he said.
The two also know how to enjoy their time together. “I need to enjoy life,” Common said. “So I feel, with Tiffany and I, I’ve been experiencing that and I’m grateful for that.”