New Couple Alert: Common & Regina Hall Have Been Secret Lovers For Over A Year
Yay! Another victory for black love! Sneaky sweeties Regina Hall and Common have been dating for over a year now after meeting while filming Barbershop: The Next Cut in Atlanta in May 2015, according to DailyMail.com :
Common was captivated by Hall, and convinced her to go on a date with him, a source for the paper said.
‘Regina wasn’t interested in dating a fellow actor. She’s always shied away from idea of being with one of her co-stars. But Common was persistent and finally won her over,’ the source revealed.
But Hall was adamant that she and Common couldn’t start dating until the film wrapped production that summer – she was concerned that their personal lives could compromise their work.
But after Barbershop finished filming, the pair quietly started dating and have been full steam ahead ever since.
‘This is the happiest anyone has ever seen him. He’s a hopeless romantic and after several failed relationships, he lost faith in love,’ the source said.
‘But Regina inspires him and has renewed his hope in love. It’s so beautiful to see,’ the source added.
Awwww ain’t love grand? What we love about this couple as well is that they’re both in their forties — Hall is 45 and Common is 44. They’re in similar places in life, and while neither of them has been especially lucky with love in the past friends are saying this relationship is different, especially for Common, who was considering retiring after his 2014 album Nobody’s Smiling, but once he and Hall fell in love, he started recording songs including his latest single, Love Star, featured on his upcoming album Black America Again.
‘Something about this relationship has completed him. He had success, he had awards, he has a thriving acting career and still performs concerts regularly, but he was missing pure companionship and Regina’s filled that void in the best way,’ the source said.
Despite being together for more than a year, only close friends and family know the details about their courtship, and the couple have not made public appearances together.
‘Keeping the public out of their relationship is the best chance they have for going the distance,’ the source said.
We get it. Hopefully now that the secret is out, they can still maintain their love even with us all in their biz…
As y’all probably already know, Com’s previously dated Erykah Badu, Serena Williams and Taraji P Henson.
Regina Hall dated Olympic track and field star Felix Sanchez and NBA player Arron Afflalo.
Common’s new album will be released on November 4, and he just wrapped production on the film Megan Leavey.
Fresh off the success of When the Bough Breaks, Hall has two new feature films, Naked and Girls Trip, releasing in 2017.