Eritrean-American actress Tiffany Haddish and rapper Common dated for more than a year before breaking up in 2021. After ending their relationship, Common, whose real name is Lonnie Rashid Lynn, claimed in an interview that their breakup was “mutual.”
At the time, the 51-year-old rapper during an appearance on Hollywood Unlocked With Jason Lee Uncensored said they decided to split after they “came to the understanding that this is what’s gonna be best for us.”
“To still continue to love each other and be there for each other is to not be in a romantic relationship because we won’t be able to give to that. I don’t want to be one foot in, one foot out,” he added.
But Haddish in a recent interview with The Washington Post said that wasn’t the case. The 43-year-old said that a number of things took place before her ex-boyfriend ultimately broke up with her on the phone. The events in question included her then-boyfriend not inviting her to his own birthday party.
“It wasn’t mutual,” Haddish claimed. “It was more him saying, ‘I think this relationship has run its course.’ And I was like, ‘Okay. Like you gonna be a 50-year-old single man. Okay?’”
Despite the circumstances surrounding their breakup, Haddish admitted their relationship was “the healthiest, the funnest relationship I’ve ever had.” “It’s where I felt safest out of all the relationships I’ve ever had,” the Night School star added.
Haddish also similarly appeared on Hollywood Unlocked with Jason Lee Uncensored after their breakup and spoke about occasionally missing Common, PEOPLE reported. “But that’s with, I think, any intimate relationship that you might have, you miss them. But I’m fine with it. It’s cool,” she said at the time. “I wish him nothing but joy and happiness. He will always be cool.”
The comedian and actress also told The Washington Post she’s hopeful about crossing paths with the right man. “I’m a pretty positive person, and I’m here to have an experience,” she said. “I would love to have a partner to experience it with. But also, I guess I’ve been alone for so long. And so used to being abandoned, I expect it. Which is sad, right?”